"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.
CHRISTINE PENMARK - A very pretty, gentle, gracious woman, quite obviously dedicated to being a good wife and wonderful mother. The kind of woman whose life is given meaning by the affection she gives and receives. She later learns that her world famous father is her adoptive father, and that family secrets may have given birth to an evil she cannot accept.
MONICA BREEDLOVE - A widow, intelligent, voluble, and perhaps overly friendly. She is smitten with the Penmarks, and a gossipy know-it-all. She is particularly fascinated with Rhoda, showering the child with gifts throughout and being all too excited over Rhoda's small graces. She will stand in for Col. Penmark as Christine's ear to cry to and arm to hold on to as events take place.
MISS FERN - The primly head of the most aristocratic school in the state, she has achieved a certain savoir faire, though she is herself a timid and undistinguished little old maid. She makes the most of the remains of once quite remarkable beauty. She and her sisters run the school and much of the town social events. She is the one who first makes Christine aware that something may be off with little Rhoda, and the one who ultimately asks that Rhoda not come back to the the school after the end of the year.
MRS. DAIGLE - The distraught mother of the deceased Claude Daigle, who was drowned at the school picnic. She spends most of the show intoxicated, and accusing the Penmarks, specifically Rhoda; of her little boys death. She is from a slightly lower class than the Penmark's the the Ferns, and has no problem reminding everyone that that is the case. She is both envious and angry with Christine, yet somehow looking for comfort from her as well.
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