Orphan Train is written by Michigan playwright, Dennis North. It brings together art and music in a beautifully woven piece of history and art!
DON’T MISS THE TRAIN! Leaving the station October 12, 13, 20 and 21, 2018
Directed by Lynn Wilde Concannon
In the late 1920’s, close to a million orphans roamed the dirty streets of New York City. A very fortunate few were placed on Orphan Trains and sent west, looking for loving homes. As the final Orphan Train departs the City, a last-minute orphan is added to the cargo – a mysterious little boy with no past. The boy is guided and guarded by a “friend” only he can see. Worlds of faith and evil, love and greed collide as the train makes its way to Kansas.
Auditions will take place at the Jane Tasch Theatre on June 19th and 20th from 6:30 -9:00 p.m. Come dressed prepared to move. Please bring your calendar so you can list conflicts.
Children – 6:30 p.m. Adults – 7:30 p.m.
Callbacks will be held at 6:30 pm on Thursday, June 21st. For a copy of the script, call Ann at 810-231-8388. It is strongly suggested that parents read the script before their children audition.
Cast will include: up to 13 adults, up to 8 Angels (ages 13 +), Jake, a mysterious boy (age 6-8) and up to 12 orphans (ages 8 +). We will also need musicians including a fiddle and guitar player.
Audition forms are below the character list.
Unique to this show, the cast will remain on stage throughout most of the play as they create the sound effects of the show, i/e/; train sounds, whistles, wind, music, etc.
CONRAD STRACHEN – The local banker, sharp features and a true bottom-line man 35 + GLADYS STRACHEN – Spinster sister of Conrad. Warm and simple. Still cherishes the belief that her brother is in the banking business to “help" people 30+ GRACE – a young Angel, waif-like face with a ruddy windblown complexion. MRS. LEECH – Corrupt Orphan Train Placing Agent 30+ MR. LEECH - Her husband 30+ HYPACIA - A motherly like woman who works on the farm (Needs to sing during the show). JAKE – Young orphan looking age 5 or 6 (Will consider up to age 8 if he looks the part) REVEREND – Pastor, genuinely concerned for his town 35+ THE LOCALS: DOUGLASS – Grocer DORENE – Douglass’s wife MAYLENE – Dorene’s friend HARLEN – Farmer TOM MASON – Farmer MISS BAXTER – Placing Agent WALTER – Train Porter VARIOUS TOWNFOLK: Mayor, Clifford, Auctioneer, Cashier, Palmer Ten or so adults from the 2008 show will be reprising their original roles.
Click HERE for page on of the audition form. Click HERE for page two of the audition form.
COMPANY is coming the winter. Join us again at Whispering Pines Golf Club in Feb 2019. Auditions will be announced as soon as all the details are in. Stay tuned and keep a seat ready for COMPANY!!
The Pinckney Players P.O. Box 944 Pinckney, MI 48169