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Main Street Productions is excited to announce auditions for The Homecoming by Christopher Sergel, based upon the book by Earl Hamner Jr.
Auditions will be held at Westfield Playhouse at 6.30 pm on Sunday, October 1, and Monday, October 2. Performance dates are December 1, 2, 8-10, and 15-17.
The Homecoming is based on the first episode of the hit television show of the 1970’s, The Waltons. During the Great Depression, the large Walton family, living at the foot of a Virginia mountain, is struggling hard just to survive. With his father having to take the only available job a long way from home, John-Boy is stuck with unusual responsibility for his brothers and sisters. Just reaching manhood, John-Boy has a secret yearning that’s quite extraordinary for the practical, earth-bound community in which he lives. He wants to write! He envisions conversation with his practical father who tells him to prepare to become a responsible man-to build a home and raise a family. John-Boy could explode with frustration at his inability to communicate with this man that he admires most. He is also worried because his father is already long overdue in getting home. In the climax, the father makes it-just as they are in despair about him. He brings a special gift for his son, a gift that reveals unexpected understanding and the strength of a loving family.
All roles are available. The characters (and stage ages) are:
John-Boy Walton 15-17
Olivia Walton 35-45
Narrator (Adult John-Boy) over 45
John Walton 35-45
Jason Walton 14-15
Mary Ellen Walton 13-15
Erin Walton 11-13
Ben Walton 9-12
Jim-Bob Walton 7-10
Elizabeth Walton 6-9
Mamie Baldwin over 60
Emily Baldwin over 60
Grandpa Zebulon over 60
Grandma Esther over 60
Charlie Sneed 30-65
City Lady adult woman
Ike Godsey 30-65
Sheriff Ep Bridges 30-65
Rev Dooley (African-American) 35-65
Mary (African-American youth) 7-18
Joseph (African-American youth) 7-18
A read-ahead pdf of the audition scenes is available from the director Sam Brown. He may be reached via phone at 317-364-9575, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information about Main Street Productions may be found at www.westfieldplayhouse.org.
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