"The Bad Seed" Auditions!
Actors are encouraged to attend both days, but not required. Please be prepared to read sides from THE BAD SEED. Resumes are welcome. Production runs second two weekends in January 2017.
PLOT: Colonel and Christine Penmark's daughter, Rhoda, is sweet, charming, full of old-fashioned graces, loved by her parents, and admired by all her elders... but Rhoda's mother has an uneasy feeling about her. And then one of Rhoda's schoolmates is mysteriously drowned at a picnic - the boy who won the penmanship medal that Rhoda felt she deserved. Is Rhoda the good girl they thought she was, or is she truly a Bad Seed?
PRODUCTION: This is going to be a surreal experience for actors and audience! THE BAD SEED is both darkly funny and terrifying. It flows from highly stylized to very real and raw at the drop of a dime. Be prepared to cross genres in the LRE production directed by Scott Gremillion.
COL. KENNETH PENMARK - A good looking Officer, in love with his wife and completely taken with his wonderful little girl Rhoda, he is away for much of the events of the story, never fully grasping the horrors that his little girl will bring about.
EMERY WAGES - Monica Breedlove's younger brother, plump and friendly, though much quieter than Monica and taciturn in many cases. Monica will point out that she thinks her younger brother is perhaps a closeted homosexual, this being the South in the 1950's; such a thing would not have been spoken of in public circles.
LEROY - The Groundskeeper/Janitor of the Apartment building the Penmark's and Breedlove's live in. He feels he is not in his rightful place in life, being so high-minded and more intelligent than the rest of these "rich folks" and their wonderful lives of leisure and luxury. He becomes Rhoda's foil in the show, but has a strange fascination/admiration for her. The two will butt heads constantly. Also harbors a secret lust for Christine Penmark though he himself is a married man with a family.
REGINALD TASKER - A friend of the Breedlove's who writes Detective stories and has made himself a minor expert in the history of crime. Gets on well with Emory. Enjoys going into the details of some of the most gruesome murder and death stories that have occurred in the U.S. up to that point.
MR. DAIGLE - The put upon husband of Mrs. Daigle, also distraught over the loss of his son, but far less interested in his wife's method for getting answers. Rather embarrassed by her actions.
MESSENGER - Messenger carrying the good news and bad out of the Penmark home
RICHARD BRAVO - Handsome once, somewhat stern and weary now. The high flying mystery writer known the world around. He is Christine's father, later we find he is in fact her adoptive father, and the manner in which he adopted her is rather a secret in and of itself. Loves his daughter and granddaughter, but scared to answer Christine's questions which is why she calls him to their home.
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