7-9 p.m. October 17 & 18
Dare County Arts Council
300 Queen Elizabeth Avenue
Please prepare a short monologue. We ask that you wear a mask and practice social distancing. If you are unable to attend auditions, you may submit a video or contact the director to arrange an alternate time: Penelope Carroll – email@example.com.
“Marley was dead, to begin with…” - and what happens to Ebenezer Scrooge’s mean, sour, pruney old business partner after that? Chained and shackled, Marley is condemned to a hellish eternity. He’s even given his own private tormentor: a malicious little hell-sprite who thoroughly enjoys his work. Desperate, Marley accepts his one chance to free himself: To escape his own chains, he must first redeem Scrooge. So begins a journey of laughter and terror, redemption and renewal, during which Scrooge’s heart, indeed, is opened; but not before Marley—in this irreverent, funny and deeply moving story—discovers his own.
Four actors of any age, sex, race, etc., play a variety of roles, requiring flexibility and creativity.
ACTOR 1: JACOB MARLEY, a self-centered businessman, shackled by the chains of his own making.
ACTOR 2: BOGLE, a small, free-spirited demon that lives in the ear of our protagonist.
ACTOR 3: SCROOGE, a grump old man who’s stuck in his ways, doesn’t believe in ghosts or
any of the Christmas hogwash. Plays other characters throughout.
ACTOR 4: RECORD KEEPER, an unknown being in charge of keeping the records of every soul that
passes through the afterlife. Plays other characters throughout.
Performance dates are December 9, 10 and 11 evenings and December 12 matinee.