The use of understudies in community theater is a debated topic. There are directors who…
When: Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 7:00 PM
Where: afO offices, 2310 Weisser Park Avenue
What: A Peculiar People (April 21 – 30, 2023) takes us to the Roman Empire and a 1st- century prison where Mariam, a Christian, awaits sentencing. Enter Justinian, accused of being a Christian rabble-rouser, preacher and writer. Except Justinian protests that he is innocent…at least, he’s not guilty of being a follower of this ‘Jesus’ person. This historic comedy-drama is a timely look at what ‘the courage of one’s convictions’ might cost. Rated PG for themes.
Rehearsals begin Thursday, March 2, and continue on Monday, WEDNESDAY, and Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 10:00 PM. [Our traditional Monday/Tuesday/Thursday schedule has been adjusted to accommodate our two leads.]
Characters: Justinian, a slave, male. This role has been precast.
Mariam, a slave, female. This role has been precast.
* Ciprian, a Roman centurion, male. Strong and commanding presence, looks 40+
* Philius, a Roman prefect, male. A pampered noble, powerful and cruel. Age 25 to 60+
* Roman soldier, male, looks 20+.
Contact director Lauren Nichols with any questions, by email at afOartistic@gmail.com or text (260) 246-1989.
Click above links for audition forms, script excerpts, and complete rehearsal schedule.