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"Big White Lie" Audition for the Theater

Mansfield, TX, United States
ID: 264443Exp: 7/14/2024

Casting call for "Big White Lie" play. Actors needed. ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE CONSIDERED. See the details below. About the project: The Big White Lie is the story of a family gathering for the funeral of their beloved patriarch they call Pop Pop. As his wife Frannie, their adult kids James and Emily, and the grandkids share happy memories, a mysterious woman arrives and a family secret is revealed. It turns out Pop Pop and Frannie have been telling a lie for years. After the funeral raises even more questions, and chaos rises, Frannie finally confesses the truth and everyone is left to deal with the fallout. It’s a fast-paced comedy that reminds everyone what being a family really means. Additional info: Tech Week: September 30 – October 3. Performances: Friday, October 4, 7:30 pm; Saturday, October 5, 7:30 pm; Friday, October 11, 7:30 pm; Saturday, October 12, 7:30 pm; Sunday, October 13, 2:30 pm. Please complete the audition form and attend auditions having prepared the appropriate paragraph (from the Audition Packet – highlighted in yellow) for the character you are interested in – memorization is not required but encouraged. After everyone has read their prepared line. (see the attachment) If you are interested, please apply.

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10 roles

LIBBIEFemale18-24 y.o.All ethnicities

Elizabeth White (“Libbie”), college age / female (108 lines) Daughter of James and Julie, granddaughter of Pop Pop and Frannie, sister of Nic, Ben’s girlfriend. Libbie is a music major, she greatly looks up to Frannie, and wants to be there for her family any way she can. She wears her heart on her sleeve.

JAMESMale43-47 y.o.All ethnicities

(103 lines) Pop Pop and Frannie’s son, Emily’s twin brother, married to Julia, father of Libbie and Nic. James is a bit of a goofball. He’s a fun-loving prankster like his father. He’s much easier going than his twin sister, Emily.

FRANNIEMale40-70 y.o.All ethnicities

Frances White (“Frannie”), (101 lines) The matriarch of the family, Frannie is always kind, gentle, and extremely dedicated to her family. She is the glue that holds the family together.

MELBAFemale40-70 y.o.All ethnicities

Aunt Melba, (96 lines) Frannie’s older sister, she is fiercely protective of Frannie, opinionated, bossy, and blunt.

BENMale18-24 y.o.All ethnicities

Ben Owens, college age / male (93 lines) Libbie’s boyfriend, also a music major, has good manners, is normally easy going, and is doing his best to support Libbie and fit into her family, who he is meeting for the first time.

EMILYFemale43-47 y.o.All ethnicities

Emily Hampton, (79 lines) Pop Pop and Frannie’s daughter, James’ twin sister, married to Brian, mother of Connor. The wife of a wealthy businessman, on the outside she can be all about appearances, but on the inside, she feels things deeply and can be emotional.

JULIAFemale43-47 y.o.All ethnicities

Julia White, (74 lines) Married to James, Pop Pop and Frannie’s daughter-in-law, mother of Libbie and Nic. Julia looks up to Frannie and was very close to Pop Pop, especially since her parents died when she was young. She loves being a part of this family.

PASTOR GREGMale20-29 y.o.All ethnicities

Pastor Greg, (58 lines) A young inexperienced pastor, he’s meeting with the White family to plan Pop Pop’s funeral. He’s been around Nic at church, but doesn’t know the rest of the family very well.

KATHRYNFemale40-70 y.o.All ethnicities

Kathryn, (1 monologue) A mysterious woman who appears after Pop Pop’s death.

NADINEFemale40-70 y.o.All ethnicities

(2 lines; 1 song) A singing telegram singer.