From: AltrCompany@aol.com [mailto:AltrCompany@aol.com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 01, 2006 3:27 PM
Director: Joe Marshall
Alternative Theatre Company:
Tucson, Arizona, 85746 :
Date: Saturday November 4, 12:00 noon
425 East Seventh Street
1/2 block east of North 4th Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85705
CAST OF CHARACTERS
(Eight actors - six men and two women)
( ALL ROLES OPEN EXCEPT FOR SCROOGE)
EBENEZER SCROOGE: Mid 50's. Interior designer. Intelligent, smartly dressed, stern. A contemporary version of the classic character.
ROBERT CRATCHIT: Thirties. A good soul. Scrooge’s assistant. (Also plays NOEL).
YOUNG SCROOGE: Late 20's. Attractive, smart, at first shy, in reality repressed. (Also plays TIM in Act II).
JACOB MARLEY: Handsome and aggressive. 30ish. (Also plays the FENCE and BLAKE at end of play).
TIM: Thirties. Cute, Sweet and kind. CRATCHIT’s lover. (This actor also plays YOUNG SCROOGE and BOY SCROOGE in Act I).
GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT: Ideally, an “over the top” drag queen; could also be a woman. (Also plays FEZZIWIG).
GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST (Marilyn Monroe), Another drag queen.
ONE MAN and TWO WOMEN: These actors play all the other roles in the play:
WOMAN 1: SVETLANA (Scrooge’s maid), CAROL (Bob & Tim’s close friend), and JEAN.
WOMAN 2: NICOLE (a fund raiser), SCROOGE’S MOTHER, MARIA (Carol’s lover, a Dominican woman), and NURSE.
MAN: FRED (a fabric salesman), SCROOGE’S FATHER, and PYTOR (Svetlana’s husband)
About the play:
Finally, a version of this holiday classic for the rest of us. A distinctly queer, but familiar cast of characters add new spice to this much loved story.This contemporary spin on the timeless holiday tale casts the famous characters in a new light. Ebenezer "Ben" Scrooge is a wealthy and prominent interior designer who spends his days decorating the Upper East Side homes of the rich and famous. Assisting Scrooge is none other than the hopelessly overworked Bob Cratchit, who must contend with both his employer's abuses and the care of his partner Tim, an East Village office temp struggling with HIV. When Scrooge huffily dismisses a fundraiser collecting for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, it sets a chain of ghostly visitations into motion, including appearances from the very dead---and very buff--Jacob Marley as well as the Ghosts Of Christmas Past (Marilyn Monroe) Present (a fierce black drag queen) and Future.
Preparation Cold Read (script available via email)
Rough Outline of Time Commitment (Rehearsal Schedule, Etc.):
NOT ALL ACTORS ARE NEEDED FOR ALL REHEARSALS
Rehearsals Run, Monday -Thursday 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM (November 6-30)
Saturdays: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM (November 11,18,25) (December 2)
TECH REHEARSALS: DECEMBER 4,5,6,7 (7:00-10:00 PM)
SHOW RUNS: DECEMBER 8,9,10,15,16,17 FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS AT 8:00 PM
SUNDAYS AT:3:00 PM
Additional Notes: Also looking for an A.D. (This is a paid position)
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