The Cricket on the Hearth
By Bruce G. Bradley
Directed by Bruce G. Bradley
An adaptation of Charles Dickens' Christmas story.
Produced by River Valley Players at Gard Theater, 111 E. Jefferson St., Spring Green
Performances: December 7-10, 2017
Thurs., Dec. 7 @ 7:30pm; Fri., Dec. 8 @ 7:30pm; Sat., Dec. 9 @ 7:30pm; Sun., Dec. 10 @ 2pm.
Ticket Prices: $15/adult $12/child
Call 608-588-6295 for reservations or more information.
Auditions will be held on the following days:
Auditions will take place at the Spring Green Public Library community room on:
Saturday, Oct. 7th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, October 8th from 1pm to 4pm
Monday, October 9th from 6pm to 8pm
You will be asked to read from the script and possibly do a short, improvised scene.
A copy of the script is available for perusal beforehand.
Performances will be at the Gard Theatre, Spring Green on Thurs., Dec. 7 @ 7:30pm; Fri., Dec. 8 @ 7:30pm; Sat., Dec. 9 @ 7:30pm; Sun., Dec. 10 @ 2pm.
Rehearsals will begin on Sun., Oct. 15, and will typically run from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, Sunday through Thursday, until we get to the last two weeks before the show. (An exact schedule is still being formulated.) There will be NO rehearsals the week of Thanksgiving. All rehearsals will be held in Spring Green. Not all actors will be called for every rehearsal.
The cast requirements are listed below. There is some flexibility on age range, so you are encouraged to audition, even if you think you’re not an exact fit for a character:
John Peerybingle (late 30s/mid 40s) a laborer - burly, plain-spoken, warmhearted, honest to a fault
Dot Peerybingle (mid 20s/early 30s) John's wife - sweet but determined, devoted to home and family, sincere
Caleb Plummer (late 40s/early 60s) a toymaker - poverty-stricken, a loving father with a shameful secret
Bertha Plummer (20s) Caleb's blind daughter - instinctive, perceptive, but charmingly naive
Edward Plummer (20s/early 30s) Caleb's son - a sailor, believed lost at sea, spends much of the play disguised as an old man
Tackleton (40s-60s) Caleb's employer - a Scrooge-like character, stern, ill-natured, sarcastic
May Fielding (20s/30s) Dot's best friend - Edward's sweetheart before he went to sea, loving, loyal, vulnerable
Mrs. Fielding (late 40s/late 50s) May's widowed mother - garrulous, flighty, poor but extravagant
Tilly Slowboy (any age) the Peerybingle's nursemaid - slow-witted, emotional, comical, devoted to the Peerybingle's baby
For further information, or to schedule an audition time, please contact the director at cymraeg52(AT)gmail.com