Auditions Location: 1203 Camden, Near the Pearl Brewery Complex, San Antonio, Texas, 78215
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Auditions for Merry Gentlemen
Written by Sheila Rinear
Directed by Jim Mammarella
Audition Dates and Times
Merry Gentlemen is a full-length play heavily inspired by Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. In it Ben Dickens’ and his son Tim’s paths mystically cross those of various characters who lead Ben and Tim out of their bleak and sometimes ridiculous lives, and into the Spirit of Christmas with many laughs along the way.
Run Dates: Nov 25 – Dec 23
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm
Sundays (2nd week only) at 3:00 pm
Casting for Following Roles
BEN: Tim’s 40-something father and Isabelle’s widower. Nerdy, brainy. Emerging from a long depression.
TIM: 16-year-old son of Ben and Isabelle. A good, bright Kid. Physically challenged by a leg that’s undergone several surgeries.
ISABELLE: Ben’s wife’s ghost (in her 30s or 40s) and Tim’s mother who was killed 7 years ago in a car accident.
Miss Marley: The dedicated (mid-30s) Assistant Principal at Cratchit High School. A retired Marine.
FRED: Ben’s (40-something) cousin through some connection. Kind-hearted manager of the local mall.
LITTLE GIRL: 8-year-old who’s mad at Santa for never delivering presents to her.
LITTLE BOY: 6-year-old with a heart of gold.
2 TEENS: IGGY and FU-CHA who also play the younger Isabelle and Ben.
WIGS: 16 years old. Tim’s best friend. Wigs also plays the young Fred.
PRODUCTION NOTE: Isabelle is present in all the scenes, watching and re-acting at Director’s discretion.
(Note: Ages mentioned are rough guidelines only)
Format: Please have a 1 minute prepared monologue of any style. Cold readings will not be available for the Sunday auditions.
Performance Dates: November 25 to December 23- Please note: this show does open the day after Thanksgiving
A copy of the script is available by request, by sending your name and email address to our email.