Thursday, August 2, 2018
audition notice - THE BAD SEED - Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre - August 26
It's going to be a spooky fall at DST! Auditions for The Bad Seed are coming up!
Directed by Diane Senffner
The scene is a small Southern town where Colonel and Christine Penmark live with their daughter, Rhoda. Little Rhoda Penmark is the evil queen of the story. On the surface she is sweet, charming, full of old-fashioned graces, loved by her parents, admired by all her elders. But Rhoda’s mother has an uneasy feeling about her. When one of Rhoda’s schoolmates is mysteriously drowned at a picnic, Mrs. Penmark is alarmed. For the boy who was drowned was the one who had won the penmanship medal that Rhoda felt she deserved.
Sunday August 26th at 7pm
Sign in begins at 6pm
What to Prepare:
Bring Headshot and resume
Cold Reads from the script
Rhoda Penmark – Female should LOOK around age 10 - Must have superior acting and memorization skills. Rhoda is the title role, the "Bad Seed" who will stop at nothing to get what she wants.
Colonel Kenneth Penmark – Male 30s - 40s – Rhoda’s father, military officer. Adores his wife and child. Is oblivious to trouble brewing at home.
Emery Wages – Male 40s – 60s – Monica’s brother who lives with her. Friendly and conversational.
Miss Fern – Female – 50s –60s - Spinster school administrator at Rhoda’s school.
Reginald Tasker – Male 50s – 60s – Crime writer with air of mystery – expert at history of crime. Friend of Monica and Christine
Mrs. Daigle – 40s – Woman whose son was murdered by Rhoda. She is grief stricken, confused and very drunk.
Mr. Daigle/Messenger – 40s – Husband of Mrs. Daigle – accompanies her to Christine’s apartment. Role may be doubled with the Messenger
Richard Bravo – 50s - 60s – Christine’s father, a former homicide detective who became an author. He has been hiding his daughter’s secret past.
The roles of Christine, Monica, and Leroy have been cast.