Where: The Sutter Street Theatre, 717 Sutter Street in Folsom
Who: Directed by Michael Coleman
by Mitch Albom
DUCK HUNTER SHOOTS ANGEL is the uproarious story of two bumbling Alabama brothers who have never shot a duck but think they shot an angel. As they lament their fates in a murky swamp, they are chased by a cynical tabloid journalist and his reluctant photographer, who don’t believe any of it—until feathers, wings and a tiara are discovered along the way. The play hysterically interweaves a love story, sibling rivalry, tawdry media, race relations and cultural stereotypes as the chase to find the angel builds to a crescendo in the swamp. Ultimately a sweet allegory about redemption, DUCK HUNTER SHOOTS ANGEL has been hailed by audiences as a rare comedy with a surprisingly heartfelt lesson.
Sandy (late 30s, 40-ish): a tabloid journalist. Cynical, a little jaded, a little self-hating. Sandy had plans, and they did not involve tracking would-be Angel shooters for The Weekly World and Globe.
Lenny (30-ish, African American): a photographer. Has even less desire than Sandy to be on this particular assignment.
Lester (30s): a tabloid publisher. Fast talking, fast walking, always looking for an angle. Lester knows what his readers want, and Sandy better get it for him – yesterday.
Duane (late 20s to early 50s, southern accent): one of the Duck Hunters. Duane’s not the brightest bulb in the chandelier, but he’s trying.
Duwell (late 20s to early 50s, Southern accent): the other Duck Hunter, and Duane’s younger brother. Duwell is a little dimmer than Duane, but sweeter with it.
Woman (late 20s, Southern accent): sweet, thoughtful, supportive, but some spark and spunk as well.
Kansas (teenager, 17. Southern accent): Smart girl with a smart mouth – but likeable.
Gator Man/Phil (no age specified): Gator Man. A strong, physically comic actor who moves well. Fun role without a lot of lines, but lots of presence.
The Voice/Loan Officer (40s). Commanding vocal presence; actor is mostly heard, not seen – the inverse of Gator Man.
Please bring a headshot and resume if you have them.
The audition will be cold readings from the script.
The show runs February 24 – March 18 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 4:00pm.