Auditions: Sun./Mon. Dec. 8 & 9, 7 pm
Shows: Feb. 6 – 9 & 13 – 16, 2014
228 Museum Drive, Lansing - off Michigan Ave. South of The Lansing Center.
NOTE: upon receiving the scripts, we learned there is an updated edition which changes the Multiple Character roles a bit as listed here. The “new” script is fundamentally the same insightful, funny return to those family road trips we so “fondly” remember. If you’ve read the previous version you’ll still be prepared for auditions. (If you would like a perusal script emailed, contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
Don Browning – Adult writer, young boy in flashbacks. Must be believable as a child and not come across as an adult playing a child.
Dad – Don’s dad…appears in flashbacks as a younger dad and at times appears to Don as “ghost” dad reacting to Don’s thoughts. He is your “typical” dad that only wants the best for his children, but is not always accurate on what that should be.
Mom – Don’s mom, past and present…younger and older. She is always somewhere in between Dad and the kids. She loves her family very much.
Sis – Don’s sister, past and present…adult and young girl. As an adult, she knows how to push Don’s buttons. This is something she perfected as a young girl. As with Don, she must be believable as a child.
Multiple Character Guy #1 – 6 roles:
Bob – hog farmer, missing a hand
Uncle Phil – Don’s uncle, means well, but can be “too much”
Grandpa – Don’s grandfather
Joe Hoefingers – a scary farmer with a hoe
Amish Guy – Amish peddler at a flea market, could be a scam
Hotel Clerk – Unhappy old man
Multiple Character Guy #2 – 6 roles:
Fruit Cart Guy – man with a roadside produce stand
Cart Chaser – very excited grocery store employee
Jack Singer – Don’s childhood friend, now professor, lectures, is oblivious
Civil War Guy – Civil War performer/narrator, not necessarily good at it
Fred – auto mechanic, works on Don’s car, not too bright
Wayne – stoic waiter with mullet, think of Lurch on the “Adams Family”
Multiple Character GAL #1 – 5 roles:
Judy – hog farmer Bob’s wife, almost a philosopher
Aunt Phyllis – Don’s aunt, every bit “as much” as Uncle Phil
Grandma – Don’s grandmother, known for her “krispie” treats
Amish Gal – Amish peddler at a flea market, could be a scam
Drunk Lady – patron in a hotel, very emotional
Multiple Character GAL #2 – 6 roles:
Fruit Cart Gal – woman helping man with a roadside produce stand
Shopping Lady – woman in grocery store parking lot, a bit frantic
Museum Assistant – Civil War Guy’s assistant, a bit ditzy
Jamie – female auto mechanic, helps Fred, can we say “butch?”
Hotel Maid – no lines, works with Hotel Clerk, not happy
Jessie – a VERY talkative waitress
NOTE: The script is written for six actors, but we are using eight. The playwrights give options for casting the MULTIPLE CHARACTER roles as you wish. The director selected to split them between two actors each.