1/7-8 - Lily, the Felon’s Daughter
Melodrama by Tom Taggart
Directed by Susan Chmurynsky
Auditions: Sun. & Mon., Jan. 7&8, 2018, 7 pm.
Shows: March 15-25, 2018
Lily Fairweather - Pure as the driven snow. Taken in as an infant by Betsy and Jonas
Compton - Our hero. Rather weak willed, he is led astray by the villain.
Betsy Fairweather - Compton’s mother. A gentle soul.
Craven Sinclair - A villain right down to his black mustache.
Jonas - A business man and Compton’s father.
Ophelia - An outspoken suffragette.
Lord Monty - He loves Ophelia. Has a cheesy English accent.
Robyn Steele - Just released from prison he lives up to his name.
Marie - The French maid. Another cheesy accent.
Mrs. Kingsley - A middle aged Puritan (may double as)
Mrs. Bloodgood - The cruel landlady.
This is a quintessential old-timey melodrama spoof/homage to the over-the-top theatre of yester-year. Sue is looking for auditioners ready to leap into that exaggerated, sensationalized, or overemotional style of acting and have fun with it. This show is dedicated to the late, great Winifred Olds, who directed melodramas years ago at Lansing Civic Players. (I’m auditioning for the roles she could/would have played - Jane)
Contact Mike at the RWT office to check out a script (482-5700)
or I can email you a scanned copy (firstname.lastname@example.org)