RCF announces auditions for Michael Paller's adaptation of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens, directed by Beckye Randall. Auditions will be by appointment on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 2-3, from 6 to 9 pm. The play will be performed weekends, Nov. 30 through Dec. 16 at the Red Curtain Arts Center.
This version of "A Christmas Carol" takes place entirely in the attic of Charles Dickens' London home, and the characters are real-life contemporaries of Dickens who are invited to a Christmas Eve party. As the guests clamor for a story, Dickens puts them all to work, each portraying several characters in a ghost story he's been working on.
Actors should prepare a 2-minute monologue, and may be asked to read from the script. English accents are encouraged, but not required at auditions. Callbacks will be held on Thursday, October 4 if needed.
To request an audition time, please email your headshot and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your preferred audition date and time.
All roles are available for the show. Red Curtain encourages directors to consider gender-blind and color-conscious casting, when allowed by the publisher/playwright.
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN (ages listed are for the character, not necessarily the actor)
Charles Dickens (Scrooge) - M, early 30s
The Child - M, 10 years old
Mark Lemon (First Gentleman, Fezziwig, Other Men) - M, 40-ish
Frederick Dickens (Fred, Young Scrooge, Peter Cratchit, Christmas Yet to Come, Old Joe) - M, mid-20s
Clarkson Stanfield (Bob Cratchit, Christmas Past, Topper, The Thin Man, the Undertaker) - M, 30s
Helen Hogarth (A Caroller, Fan, a Young Fezziwig, Belinda Cratchit) - F, 10-12 years
Charley Dickens (A Caroller, Young Ebenezer, A Young Fezziwig, Tiny Tim, The Boy) - M, 10-12 years
Mrs. Stanfield (Belle, Martha Cratchit, Mrs. Fred's Sister, Charwoman) - F, 20s-30s
Catherine Dickens (Mrs. Fezziwig, Mrs. Cratchit, Mrs. Fred, Mrs. Dilber) - 30s
John Forster (Second Gentleman, Jacob Marley's Ghost, Dick Wilkins, Christmas Present, Christmas Yet to Come) - M, late 30s