The trial of the century!! A year after his miraculous transformation, Ebenezer Scrooge is back to his old ways. He is suing Jacob Marley, the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, for breaking and entering, kidnapping, slander, pain and suffering, attempted murder, and the intentional infliction of emotional distress. The Ghosts employ Solomon Rothschild, England’s most charismatic, savvy, and clever barrister. Scrooge, that old penny-pincher, represents himself. What could go wrong?
Auditions are Monday and Tuesday, October 3 and 4, at 7:00 pm at the Barn in the Park.
Director Don Campbell is seeking actors for the following (some parts might be doubled, or gender-swapped):
- Mr. Connally – the Bailiff, male, age 25 +, comedic guy who really runs the courtroom under the Judge’s
thumb, somewhat physical role
- Judge Stanchfield R. Pearson – male, 45 +, curmudgeon, set in his ways, not a lover of Christmas
- Solomon Rothschild – male, age variable, solicitor, champion for the underdog, charming
- Ebenezer Scrooge – male, 50 +, grumpy tightwad who has a fool for a client-himself
- Bob Cratchit – male, 35 +, goodhearted assistant to Scrooge, a poor family man
- Mrs. Cratchit – female, 35 +, Bob’s long-suffering wife
Fred – Scrooge’s nephew, male, age variable, kind-hearted people person
- Sarah Wainwright – female, age variable, do-gooder for a local charity
- Jacob Marley – male, age 45 +, dead 7 years, he is the ghost who started all the trouble
- Ghost of Christmas Past – female, age variable, light-hearted bearer of good cheer
- Fan -female, age 20-25, Scrooge’s loving sister
- Belle – female, age 18-30, Scrooge’s one and only true love, when he was a young man
- Mrs. Dilber -female, age variable, Cockney accent, charwoman employed by Scrooge
- Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come -male, age 50 +, non-speaking, yet very vocal-this role will be a challenge
- Translator – female, age 60+, Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come’s interpreter (as he doesn’t speak English), sweet and helpful
Audition Requirements: Cold readings from the script, British accents will be used for this production (so please come prepared to demonstrate your best British accent-it does not need to be perfect-just need to see what you can do)
The show will be presented December 2-4, 9-11, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm.
THE TRIAL OF EBENEZER SCROOGE is written by Mark Brown and is being presented by special arrangement through Dramatic Publishing.