Escanaba in da Moonlight
November 17, 2013
Cast consists of 5 men
and 1 female
Production Dates: Jan 17, 18, 19 24, 25 and 26
-Will consist of readings from the script. As the script is written “in an accent” a read prior to the audition might be a good idea to familiarize yourself with the language.
-If you have them, please bring one copy of your headshot and resume.
-Please come with known conflicts on your resume or to have ready to put on your audition form for all dates between Nov 18 – Jan 26.
When the Soady clan reunites for the opening day of deer season, 35-year-old Reuben brings with him the infamous reputation of being the oldest Soady in family history to never bag a buck. In the hunting story to beat all hunting stories, Escanaba in Da Moonlight spins a hilarious tale of humor, horror, and heart as Reuben goes to any and all lengths to remove himself from the wrong page of the family record book. One thing is sure, this hilarious hunting trip will be one for the Soady history books!
Albert Soady (50s to 70s) Scion of the Soady family and a widower, he‘s raised his boys right, even though they are, in his words, not the sharpest tools in the shed. Crotchety, yet caring in his way.
Reuben – (30-45): Is the oldest son, and is deathly afraid of becoming the oldest Soady “never to bag a buck”…a “buckless Yooper.”
Remnar - (30-45): Reuben’s younger brother, an accomplished and very superstitious deer hunter, set in his ways.
Jimmer Nagamanee (35-50): From Menominee, and became a living legend after being abducted by aliens. Attacks life with relish and lots of energy.
Ranger Tom – (25-40): A DNR officer from Detroit, recently assigned to Escanaba, and is a little rattled from his recent “sighting”.
Wolf Moon Dance Soady (25-45): Reuben’s wife, of Native American descent. Utilizes all of her mystical knowledge to help her husband in his quest. Cameo appearance — small rehearsal commitment.
Michael J. Drury, Director