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Seeking Cast for "Retrieving the Lamb" Show

Concord, NC, United StatesID: 197928Exp: 10/3/2022

The company is holding auditions for the "Retrieving the Lamb" Show and looking for actors. Please see the details below. About the project: Christmas comes but once a year. And for the folks in Travis Whitten's nativity tableau, that's way too often. Travis is irritable, domineering, and difficult. The usual Mary, Joseph, and angel are sick with the flu, the music director wants to change the music, and the church furnace is broken so it's either steaming hot or freezing cold. Travis faces some major challenges in mounting this production. She drafts her daughter, Carmen, and son-in-law, Glenn, to play Mary and Joseph, but they refuse, citing their upcoming divorce as the reason. A newcomer to the community named Angel wants to participate but Travis questions her past and her reputation. A local farmer, Joe Walker Hughes, brings his 14-year-old daughter, J.W., and her pet lamb to participate but she's only about five years old mentally and emotionally so Travis is afraid she'll ruin the scene. And, if all that were not enough to make the normally cranky Travis even more difficult, a terrifying storm comes up, leaving the church and its irritable inhabitants in darkness inside and J.W.'s lamb lost in the darkness outside. Travis tries to create her tableau anyway with reluctant participants in adverse circumstances. As Joe Walker goes out into the storm to search for J.W.'s lamb, the others are left to search for the love, compassion, understanding, and spirit of the season that they have lost. Fortunately, they are all assisted in their search by the warm, caring young woman named Angel whose past really is questionable: could she have come from Heaven? Additional info: Production Dates: December 1-4 & 9-11, 2022 Please prepare a one-minute dramatic monologue. Auditions will also consist of cold readings from the script.

8 roles

ATHALEE CURTISMale50-79 y.o.All ethnicities

The Musical Director, (MUST BE A GOOD PIANIST)

TRAVIS WHITTENMale56-79 y.o.All ethnicities

The Pageant Director

FRANKIE DAVISMale40-49 y.o.All ethnicities

The Wise Man

CARMEN TRUESDALEFemale30-44 y.o.All ethnicities

Mary (and Travis' daughter)

GLENN TRUESDALEMale30-39 y.o.All ethnicities

Joseph (and Carmen's husband)

JOE WALKER HUGHESMale40-49 y.o.All ethnicities

The Shepherd

J.W. HUGHESFemale18-19 y.o.All ethnicities

The Shepherd's daughter, mentally and emotionally, a little child. Inclusive casting.

ANGEL RENFROWBoth genders20-29 y.o.All ethnicities

The Angel