October 19th – 29th; Thursdays thru Sundays (no performance on October 21st) – at Blacktop Comedy in Rocklin.
Some parts will be double-cast
Androcles – Male; Primary Role
The Lion – Male; Non-speaking
Lavinia – Female; Primary Role
Captain – Male; Primary Role
Magaera – Female
Centurion – Male
Lentulus – Male
Metellus – Male
Spintho – Male
Ferrovius – Male
Ox-Driver – Male
Call Boy – Male; Age 8-14 years
The Editor – Male
Menagerie Keeper – Male
Caesar – Male
Secutor – Male
Retiariu – Male
In George Bernard Shaw’s retelling of the Tale of Androcles, Androcles, a fugitive Christian tailor, is on the run from his Roman persecutors. While hiding in the forest he comes upon a wild lion who approaches him with a wounded paw. Androcles sees that the cause of the animal’s distress is a large thorn embedded in its paw, which he draws out while kindly soothing the lion. Androcles is captured and is sent to the Colosseum to be executed with other Christians in gladiatorial combat. Will Androcles and the Christians perish?
November 9th- 19th; Thursdays thru Sundays – at EPIC Bible College in Carmichael.
COLONEL SIR FRANCIS CHESNEY, BART (Male, 40’s)
STEPHEN SPETTIGUE – solicitor at Oxford (Male, 45-60 yrs)
JACK CHESNEY – undergraduate at St. Olde’s College, Oxford (Male, 20’s)
CHARLEY WYKEHAM – undergraduate at St. Olde’s College, Oxford (Male, late teens/20’s)
LORD FANCOURT BABBERLEY – undergraduate at St. Olde’s College, Oxford (Male, 20’s to 30’s)
BRASSETT – a college scout (Male, 40’s to 50’s)
DONNA LUCIA D’ALVADOREZ – from Brazil (Female, 40’s to 50’s)
AMY SPETTIGUE – Stephen Spettigue’s niece (Female, late teens to 20’s)
KITTY VERDUN – Stephen Spettigue’s ward (Female, late teens to 20’s)
ELA DELAHAY – an orphan (Female, late teens to 20’s)
Jack Chesney loves Kitty Verdun and Charley loves Miss Amy Spettigue. They invite the ladies to meet Charley’s wealthy aunt from Brazil, “where the nuts come from”. Cancelling her visit at the last minute, the millionaire aunt sends the boys into cataclysmic confusion. What do they do now? The problem is solved by drafting their feckless Oxford undergrad pal into a black satin skirt, bloomers and wig. As “Charley’s Aunt”, this charming frump is introduced to the ladies, to Jack’s father, and to Stephen Spettigue, Amy’s guardian. When the real aunt turns up, classic comic confusion ensues!