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Download: Corrupted Christmas–Audition Side (update)

Download: CORRUPTED CHRISTMAS rehearsal schedule

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: “The Man That Corrupted Christmas (and exactly ONE other story) by Mark Twain”, an Acting/Directing showcase adapted and directed by Corey Bradberry.

Play Synopsis: The inhabitants of fictional Christmas, Illinois are known for their unyielding incorruptibility… that is, until a stranger arrives hell-bent on destroying the town’s reputation for honesty once and for all.

SEEKING: twelve actors of various ages, genders, shapes, and sizes to play the inhabitants of fictional Christmas, IL in original one-act adaptation. There will be a small stipend for performers. *ALL ACTORS WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR ALL ROLES

AUDITION DATE/TIME: Wednesday, 10/24 from 5:30-7:45pm (select 30 minute slot through SignUp link above).

AUDITION INFORMATION: “The Cab” at Stage 773 (1225 W Belmont Ave). Please bring one headshot/resume to the audition. Auditions will be scheduled in small groups, be prepared to work with your fellow actors for a fun and quick audition session! Actors are welcome to stay and attend our free one-act showcase of “THE LAKES” @ 8pm that evening.

PLEASE PREPARE: A one-page group side is available for download under the sign-up link at the top of this page, please get comfortable (no memorization required) with the entire page of dialogue.

REHEARSAL INFORMATION: Sunday/Monday/Tuesday evenings (5-10pm) beginning November 11. **No rehearsal will be scheduled on Thanksgiving weekend.** Calls will be staggered, but since this is an ensemble show actors should plan on attending all rehearsal sessions. Please bring any conflicts to auditions. A detailed rehearsal breakdown will be available after casting is complete and before rehearsals begin.

PERFORMANCE INFORMATION: Tuesday, Dec 11 & Wednesday, Dec 12–8pm, @ Strawdog Theatre Company (1802 W Berenice Ave). Performances will be free and open to the public.


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