The Barnstormers Theater  "The oldest continuously operating community theater in Pennsylvania..."

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One Act Festival

You will be auditioning for all 6 shows at one time. 

Actors are expected to prepare a 2 minute monologue and be prepared to do a cold reading by one or more of the driectors.


1984

Casting: 5m, 1w


Based on the iconic novel by George Orwell, 1984 brings us the story of Winston Smith, a cog in the giant machine state of Oceania. Physically and mentally under the omnipresent eye of Big Brother, Winston has been caught struggling for scraps of love and freedom in a world awash with distrust and violence. With the brutal "help" of four Party Members, Winston is forced to confess his Thought crimes before an unseen inquisitor, and the audience -- which acts as a silent witness to his torture. A ferocious and provocative adaptation of one of the most prescient works of literature of the last century.


Evil Dead, The Musical

Cast: 5m., 3w.  All must be physically fearless and agile


Based on Sam Raimi's 80s cult classic films, EVIL DEAD tells the tale of 5 college kids who travel to a cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash an evil force. And although it may sound like a horror, it's not! The songs are hilariously campy and the show is bursting with more farce than a Monty Python skit. EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL unearths the old familiar story: boy and friends take a weekend getaway at abandoned cabin, boy expects to get lucky, boy unleashes ancient evil spirit, friends turn into Candarian Demons, boy fights until dawn to survive. As musical mayhem descends upon this sleepover in the woods, "camp" takes on a whole new meaning with uproarious numbers like "All the Men in my Life Keep Getting Killed by Candarian Demons," "Look Who's Evil Now" and "Do the Necronomicon."


CAST OF CHARACTERS
Ash (m): College Student - Baritone

Cheryl (w): College Student - Alto

Annie (w): Mid 20s, Alto

Linda (w): College Student - Soprano

Scott (m): College Student - Tenor

Ed (m): Mid-20s - Bass

Jake (m): Mid-30s - Baritone


Ensemble parts also available

Monday Always Leads To Murder by Pat Cook

Casting: 6M & 4W or 9M & 5W


Once again, that cliche in a trenchcoat and fedora is off on another case, one which has him trying to solve a 20-year-old murder mystery and write a play about his career at the same time.

"Mr. Monday, I want you to find this artifact," purrs sultry client Courtney Delecroix. "It's a choker worn by King Midas." Harry Monday sizes her up and asks, "You want me to find the Midas Muffler?" And once again, that cliché in a trenchcoat and fedora is off on another case, one which has him trying to solve a 20-year-old murder mystery and write a play about his career at the same time. Harry soon finds himself, as usual, way over his head as chaos swirls around him—a mousy little woman wants Harry to take on a case for her and then officer Brogan rushes in and arrests her; an actor starts masquerading as Harry; a janitor shows up at all the right (or wrong) times; and the curse of a missing gem appears. But our man Harry manages to wisecrack his way through yet another fast-paced, clue-strewn mystery.

 Cast of Characters

Horace Barnstable… A posh gentlemen in his late 30’s
Delbert Barnstable.. Horace’s Brother slightly older
Margueritte Barnstable.. Sister to the others, slightly younger
Harry Monday.. A wise-cracking, Sam Spade wannabe
Courtney Delecroix .. A shady lady in her late 20’s
Pearl Van Beasley.. A bossy, producer type in her 40’s
Mildred Bannister.. A mousy women in her mid-30’s
Officer Brogan.. A harried police detective
Pop.. An elderly, know it all janitor
Assam Hammadan .. An Egyptian museum curator around 45
Sol Johar .. Harry’s pal, a pawnshop owner
Desmond Sloan.. A rather nervous actor in his mid-30’s
Veronica Reynolds.. A young actress, who’s a bit nosy
Burglar One .. A burglar
Burglar Two .. A burglar