Directed by: Annette Alliano
Produced by:Dorothy Courtney
TIME: 7:00 pm (arrive early for paperwork and schedule comparison)
VENUE: PowPAC Theater, 13250 Poway Road, Poway CA 92064
METHOD: Cold readings from script
NOTES: Head shots and resumes are very helpful but not required for audition. Appointments not necessary.
For additional information please contact the Director at 858-748-2124 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rudy: plays 12 years old
He is a bright, curious young man with an active imagination. He seems to ask all the wrong questions causing everyone loads of trouble. His questions and remarks always come from his innocence, honesty and sometimes, frustration. He is the lead.
Georgie: plays 13 years old
Though cognitively disabled, he possesses a jubilant spirit and an enthusiasm for each of his family members. Everyone should be careful what they say around him because he’s a little sponge who soaks up everything and sometimes repeats it.
Eddie: plays 15 years old
Like any teenager, he is fixated on girls, girlie magazines and any impure thoughts that inevitably come with both. He is definitely an important part of the family circle.
Annie: plays 16 years old
She may be the oldest child but has no more figured out than her siblings. She’s somewhat shy and insecure and just wants a boy to like her. Though she doesn’t always say much it’s obvious there seems to be a lot stirring beneath her shy exterior.
Sister Clarissa: older woman
Like any good nun of the era she has a steady (and strong!) hand for disciplining young soldiers for Christ
Chet: middle age
He has a hard time making ends meet and supporting his family. This sometimes makes him very frustrated, putting him at a distance from the family he loves.
Ellen: middle age
She is the glue that struggles to hold her family together. Between Chet and the kids she has her work cut out for her.
In the idealized years of the 1950s, the Pazinski family has a lot going on. Twelve-year-old Rudy, a smart kid who’s starting to question family values and the Roman Catholic Church, goes up against the ruler-wielding Sister Clarissa and announces that instead of being confirmed he’d rather shop around for a more “fun” religion! All hell breaks loose in this hilarious look at family, growing up and God. Note: Some mild adult language.