The Man in the Locket: Truths and Lies at the Bergstrom Circus & Menagerie
World Premier by local playwright Kris Thompson
Playing July 21 to August 26, 2017
Directed by Elvin Moriarty and Judy Reeves
Sunday, June 4, 2017 @ 2.00pm
Monday, June 5, 2017 @ 7.30pm
4601 Way Out West Drive, Suite N
Houston, TX 77092
It's summertime, early 1900s and, off the east coast near Coney Island, the young daughter of a wealthy tycoon escapes her conniving guardians and prospective husband in search of the past and the father she can no longer remember. She has only one found clue: a locket with two photos. But her guardians are in league with the villainous would-be-groom and the three have dark purpose. Drawn to the Bergstrom Circus, she begins her quest, joins the circus and finds love. But will she find her father? Will she escape her villainous fiancé? Will true love prevail?
SIR MALCOLM TENT: 40-50ish Villain intent on acquiring the Blessing fortune. Former business associate of Stephan Blessing. (This role, and only this role, has been pre-cast and will be played by the fabulous Adrian Collinson)
MAGGIE BLESSING: 18, heroine daughter of Stephan Blessing. Does not know who she is or who her father is.
FLICK: 20s, hero. Charles’ right hand. Smart, confident, handsome. Carries a bat. Occasionally poses as Olga Gregario.
CHARLES BERGSTROM: 40-50ish Ringmaster. Gruff, kind. Friend to Stephan.
CATALINA DALCA: 30s, Russian-Romanian Bareback Rider teacher. Bad English. Russian lilt and occasional simple-to-learn Russian phrases.
LYDIA VOLDANO: 20s, sham Gypsy Fortune Teller who wants Flick only because she believes he’s to inherit circus. Fake gypsy lilt.
APOLLO: Strongman who’s lost his love, confidence, and strength after his love, Brunhilda, left him for a Pennsylvania barber.
CHESTER MEEKS: 20s-30s, sad clown, older brother of Fester. Shorter than Fester. (Male but could be played by woman)
FESTER MEEKS: 20s-30s, happy clown, Chester’s younger, taller brother. Pantomimes most of play. (Male, could be played by woman)
MYRA SINCLAIR: 50s, Archibald’s wife. In cahoots w/Malcolm. Smart. Scottish.
ARCHIBALD SINCLAIR: 50s, Myra’s husband. Slow. In cahoots w/Malcolm. Scottish.
STEPHAN BLESSING/EXTRA: 51, Tycoon, devoted father to Maggie. Friend and partner to Charles.
BRUNHILDA/EXTRA: Bearded Woman in love with Apollo
Weeknights June 7- July 20, 2017
Friday, July 21 – August 26, 2017
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30 PM
Sunday Matinees: July 30, August 13, August 6, and August 20, 2017 3:00 PM.
INFORMATION: No monologue required. Auditions will be cold readings from the script. Bring your resume and headshot if you have them. If not, we have forms and a camera. Everyone who auditions receives free tickets to current show! For further information, call the theatre at 713-682-3525 and leave your name, telephone number and any questions on line four of the voice mail system and your call will be returned. Email your questions to: [email protected]
After the auditions on Sunday, April 16th, Theatre Suburbia Directors will conduct a short workshop on improving your audition techniques. Attendees are welcome to participate in this free workshop.
Please join us!