General Audition Information
Auditions are “open auditions,” meaning that all are welcome to try out for any of our productions and all are welcome to come and watch any of our auditions.
Auditions are typically “cold reads,” meaning those auditioning will go onstage and read excerpts from the script of the show they are auditioning for. In most cases scenes require multiple people reading, so it is rare that anyone is onstage alone during the audition process. Auditions are held in a friendly atmosphere and directors explain all information needed before the readings begin.
Scripts for each production may be checked out during box office hours (noon – 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday) up to two weeks before the audition date. There is a $6 deposit fee that will be refunded if the script is returned by the night of auditions. If you decide not to audition bring the script back before the audition date, please. Audition applications and rehearsal schedules will also be available to pick up at the box office. We ask that you take the time to go over the rehearsal schedule and mark any and all conflicts on your application.
If you have any questions concerning auditions you can contact us at email@example.com and directors will be available to answer any and all questions at the auditions.
Auditions Announced for “The Damascus Road”
Open auditions for the “The Damascus Road,” by Ron Boutwell, will be held Monday, January 12, at 7 p.m. Scripts and audition packets will be available beginning Tuesday, December 30, during regular Box Office hours (noon – 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday). There will be a $5 deposit for the scripts, refundable if the script is returned by the time of audition.
Cast of Characters
TIMOTHY (Also Barnabas and others)
RHODA (Servant girl in the house of Judas)
LOIS (Also wife of Ananias)
STEPHEN (Also Peter, Silas, Luke and others)
ATTENDANTS TO THE KING AND QUEEN:
MARCUS (Also Guard, Soldier, Jailer, and Festus)
SALOME (Also girl possessed with the spirit of divination)
KING AGRIPPA II
HIGH PRIEST (Also Theophilus)
Note that for many of the characters there is a wide range of acceptable ages.
Saul of Tarsus, persecutor of Christ-followers, was struck by a blinding light on the road to Damascus. This encounter with the Son of God changed his life forever. He became a brave hero of the faith fighting to bring the gospel to the Gentiles as well as the Jews. He took three missionary journeys planting churches along the way. The letters he wrote to those churches and to individuals like Timothy still guide believers today. During his service to the Lord, he was mocked, beaten, stoned, jailed, shipwrecked, and ultimately beheaded. He never wavered in his determination to run the race, for he was “not ashamed of the gospel of Christ.”
Cast List for “Merging Rivers & Merging Lives”
The cast for “Merging Rivers & Merging Lives” has been selected, according to playwright and director Ron Boutwell.
Cast of Characters
STORYTELLER / DENA KEITHLEY (Age 62) Dena Boutwell
YOUNG DENA (Age 10, 13) — Hannah Brown
YOUNG FLORENCE ANNE (Older sister of Dena, age 15, 18) — Sydney Louderback
YOUNG FRANCIE (Older sister of Dena, age 12, 15) — Emily Medlin
YOUNG CHRIS (Younger brother of Dena, age 8, 10) — Judah Louderback
IMOGENE KEITHLEY (Age 38) — Martha Howard
IMOGENE KEITHLEY (Age 83) — Reneé Marchand
FLORENCE ANNE CASE (Age 62) — Pat Burnett
FRANCIE MEDLIN (Age 59) — Ginny Severs
CHRIS KEITHLEY (Age 55) — J.R. Taylor
FLOYD HANKS (Evangelist) — Rick Copeland
LEO KETCHEL (Evangelist) — Tom Young
HUREL MERRITT (Uncle of Imogene) — Leroy Workman
PERRY KEITHLEY (Age 16, 18, 19) — TBA
IMOGENE TURNER (Age 15, 16, 17) — Marin Stiles
HUSTON KEITHLEY — Randall Ivie
TOBE WHITE — Mark Jenkiins
INA WHITE — Michelle Rifenburg
HENRY JEFFERSON TURNER (Age 61, 65) — Dick Marchand
GERALENE TURNER — Faith House
PERRY KEITHLEY (Age 41) — Steven Brown
SINGERS AT WAR RALLY — Steven Brown, Michelle Rifenburg, Edda Prater
CHORUS and EXTRAS — Morgan Crawford, Heather Rash
Merging Rivers & Merging Lives is the true story of World War II veteran Perry Keithley and his wife, Imogene. It is written to pay tribute and to honor their humble and extraordinary lives—lives of service to God and family. The world might consider them as just ordinary people, but to God and those who have known them, they are far from ordinary. This drama is written with the highest respect and regard for the lives they lived.
Merging Rivers & Merging Lives will open January 8 and play through February 7. Performances will be on Thursdays and Fridays at 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. In addition, there will be one Sunday matinee on January 25 at 2:30 p.m. To make reservations, call the Box Office at 417-581-9192 on Tuesday through Saturday, noon – 5 p.m. For additional information, click on the Ticket Information tab above.