Additional Audition Scheduled for
The Boy Who Stole the Stars
Where: The Annex, 710 Figueroa St, Folsom
When: Thursday, July 5, 6:00 pm
See below for audition details.
Where: Sutter Street Theatre, 717 Sutter Street, Folsom
When: Sunday, July 1, 7:00 pm
Directed by Allen Schmeltz
What to bring: Please bring a resume and headshot if you have them.
Performance & Rehearsal Dates: The show runs August 11 through September 9 on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00pm.
Rehearsals will be Monday through Thursday evenings starting July 16 with the possibility of some weekend rehearsals if needed.
The audition will consist of cold readings from the script. You may get the script from Dramatic Publishing, if you wish.
“It steals the audience and steals hearts,” wrote a critic when this warm and moving play opened at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina. A young boy discovers his grandfather is dying. The old man’s behavior is different; he’s short-tempered and no longer tells his wonderful stories. The boy enlists the grandfather’s aid in helping him with a school project—counting the stars. Their togetherness seems to renew the old man’s interest and he begins telling stories, one of them about the dragon in the sky. The dragon, he explains, is there to guard the stars. An old legend says that should the stars be returned to earth; it would mean a new paradise with no unhappiness, no death. Hearing this, the boy goes off to slay the dragon and return the stars to earth, seeking a means of keeping his grandfather from dying. At play’s end, the youngster comes to understand how important he is to his grandfather. “I don’t need to live forever,” says the old man. “I need you. I need you to care about me.”
Nicholas: A young boy – Bright, inquisitive, genuine. Actor age early teens
Bessie: Nicholas Grandmother – In her 60s – warm, calm and loving.
Matthew: Nicholas Grandfather in his 60s or 70s. In the first half of the play his keen intelligence is belied by a befuddled or distracted effect. Toward the latter half of the play he becomes increasingly alert with animation and insight.
Genevieve: Tom boy, can be sharp tongued but is actually very thoughtful and sensitive. Age early teens.
2-3 actors of any age to manipulate a Chinese dragon.
Male or female to do voice over for voice of poet. This will be recorded.