NATIVITY IN THE CITY an evening of Storytelling and Music
– including the play “NATIVITY ON THE SQUARE”
Written by Tom S. Long Directed by Val Lieske
Audition Dates: Tuesday September 1st 6:30-9:30. Call backs Wednesday September 2nd 7:00 PM.
Audition Location: Alberta Bible College – 635 Northmount Dr. NW
PLEASE PREPARE: One (1) 60-second contemporary, comedic monologue. You may be asked to cold read.
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Play Summary: The nativity, the center of Christmas. We sing about it, we put ornate ones on our fireplaces, we act them out for Christmas pageants. This is a look one brought to life. The figures of a public creche scene come to life on Christmas Eve and attempt to discover who they are. A drunken homeless woman explains the Nativity story to them in a manner that is both comical and deeply moving.
KING: (age range: 35-55) KING may not be exactly sure what his role in this annual event is, but is sure it has something to do with they gift he has brought and is determined to hang on to it until he’s sure who to give it to. Loyal, regal, confident.
“I am the King. I bear the gift and follow the star. And in the meadow I will build a snowman.”
ANGEL: (age range: ageless) ANGEL is more nervous about getting dirty than getting the story right. Being able to sing an asset.
“I am the Angel. My name is Harold and I fly over planes and sing strange and beautiful songs about the glory of egg shells and the coming of the King.”
SHEPHERD: (age range: 30-55) SHEPHERD is concerned about getting the story right. Becomes a protector to BAG LADY.
“I am the Shepherd. I carry the stick with the hook and the music says I am certain and poor and I keep sheep – whatever that is. Oh yeah, and I listen to Angels.”
BAG LADY: (age range: 35-55) BG has had a hard life and has turned to drink as a way to survive and numb the pain. Underneath it all, she is optimistic and clings to her Sunday school faith. Broken but likeable.
NARRATOR(S): 2 – male or female. Good readers.
Show Dates: November 25th – November 29th, 2015 (6 performances) at the Engineered Air Theatre, Arts Commons (formally Epcor Centre for Performing Arts)
Tech Rehearsals: November 22nd, 23rd, 24th.
Fire Exit Theatre is a not-for-profit semi-professional theatre company. We operate primarily with a volunteer base. As such, your time and talent will be considered volunteer.