Performance Dates: April 14-23, 2023
Feb 10th @7 PM and Feb 11th at Noon
Auditions will be cold readings from the script.
Whoever said life is easier after fifty had better be right!
George Thomas is turning 50 on Saturday, and it has been a terrible week. His dog is sick, his son is a slacker, and his daughter wants to marry a Republican. With a neurotic wife and a widowed neighbor providing more challenges than even George can overcome, this may be the worst week of his life. Through these trying days, George will discover the wonders of family, the responsibilities of parenthood, and the results of his latest physical.
Cast of Characters: (3 women, 4 men)
Marie Thomas: Loving wife of George Thomas, 50 years old.
George Thomas: Professor of sociology, 50 years old.
Julie Thomas: Daughter of George and Marie, 25 years old.
Eric Thomas: Son of Marie and George, 22 years old.
Douglas: Julie’s fiancé, 44 years old.
Kathy Walters: Widowed neighbor; sweet grandmotherly type, 65 years old.
Sarah Donovan: George’s student, 19 years old
Performance dates: May 19, 20, 21. 2023
Auditions for Blackwood are Friday March 3 @ 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM and Saturday March 4 @ 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
*Auditions will be cold readings from the script.
*Any actors that may have conflict with audition dates/times may contact Director Jay Ingle at J_Ingle_99@hotmail.com to see if additional auditions will be held.
Character Descriptions are as follows:
LEON: (Male, age can be late 30’s to early 40’s) Micah’s surrogate father. A former bounty hunter with a painful past, his gruff exterior belies a passionate and gentle heart.
MICAH: (Male, age 18 to 22 or so) Raised by Leon since the age of 5, his parents were killed by Kruger, whom he does not remember. Young, brash and filled with anger, he finds himself on a path to revenge despite Leon’s best efforts.
SADIE: (Female, age late 30’s to early 40’s) Madame of the brothel at the saloon. A feisty and strong woman, she holds a special kinship with Leon as well as Micah and does her best to keep them both honest.
KRUGER: (Male, age can be mid to late 40’s or slightly older) He is the killer of Micah’s parents and his real father, although only Leon is aware of this fact. Arrogant yet charming, his evil is masked by a charismatic demeanor that puts people at ease.
ZEKE: (Male, age 30’s to 40’s or older) The owner, operator and barkeep of the saloon.
FEMALE BANDIT: (Age 20’s to 30’s) An Outlaw. Can double with Mary if necessary.
MALE BANDIT: (Age 20’s to 30’s) An Outlaw. Can double with Charles if necessary.
MARY: (Age 30’s) Micah’s mother. Can double with female bandit if necessary.
CHARLES: (Age 30’s) Micah’s father. Can double with male bandit if necessary.
*All ages of characters are approximate and will determined during the audition process as the actors read together as an ensemble.