Studio Theatre Worcester is excited to bring audiences this Pulitzer Prize winning play that unfolds against a landscape of America during a time of social and political unrest. The play addresses several hard-hitting topics including, race, sexual abuse/molestation, and the battle between progressive and conservative Catholicism. The production will be uniquely staged in the Sanctuary at Greendale People's Church, putting the audience directly in the action. This production promises to be a special event as we'll also be holding post-show talkbacks with the cast/crew and Reverend Dr. Kevin Downer.
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN ALL ROLES WILL RECEIVE A MODEST STIPEND
Sister Aloysius Beauvier, (Female, 50’s – 60’s)
The head nun and principal of St Nicholas Parish and School in the Bronx. Conservative, rigid, and driven by a high sense of moral duty. She is also suspicious and cynical and has no tolerance for weakness.
Father Flynn, (Male, 30’s – 40’s)
From a working-class background, articulate and personable, a Catholic priest at St. Nicholas. He is progressive and friendly—he prides himself on being approachable and amiable with the students at the parish.
Sister James, (Female, 20’s - 30’s)
A member of the Sisters of Charity in the Bronx and a new teacher at St. Nicholas. Young and idealistic she is passionate about teaching. Caught between duty and conflict between Sister Aloysius and Father Flynn.
Mrs. Muller, (Female, African-American, 30’s – 40’s)
An African-American woman, working class, the mother of Donald Muller, a new student at St. Nicholas and its first African American student. She’s a realist; weary and wary of the world.
PERFORMANCE DATES @ Greendale People’s Church (25 Francis St. Worcester, MA)
March 12, 2020 Preview (7:30pm)
March 13, 2020 (7:30pm)
March 14, 2020 (7:30pm)
March 15, 2020 (2:00pm)
March 20, 2020 (7:30pm)
March 21, 2020 (7:30pm)
March 22, 2020 (2:00pm)
REHERASAL INFO @ Greendale People’s Church (25 Francis St. Worcester, MA)
First full company read-thru and design presentation [1/5/20]
Mondays and Wednesdays (7:00pm – 9:30pm)
*Not everyone will be called for every rehearsal.
AUDITION INFO @ Greendale People’s Church (25 Francis St. Worcester, MA)
Open Call #1: 11/18, 7:00pm-9:30pm
Open Call #2: 11/19, 7:00pm-9:30pm
Callbacks: 11/22, 7:00pm-9:30pm
*For open call, prepare 2 contrasting monologues (<1 min each) not from the show. Callbacks will be readings from the script.
Producer – Rob Klimeczko
Director – John Wayland Somers
Technical Director – David N. Farreh
Stage Manager – Lisa Bumpus
Assistant Stage Manager/Production Assistant – Jodi Schoolcraft
Marketing – Katie Hebert