The Charitable Sisterhood Christmas Spectacular
by Bo Wilson

directed by Phil Myers

Auditions and Performances to be held at Beatniks On Conkey, 420 Conkey Street, Hammond, IN

Audition Dates:

Sunday October 17, 2021 5:00 PM
Monday October 18 7:00 PM

Performance Dates:

Friday, December 10, 2021, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 11, at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 12, at 2:00 p.m.

Friday, December 17, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 18, at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 19, at 2:00 p.m.

Story Synopsis:

Christmas, 1977, is only three weeks away, and the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood are preparing for Second Trinity Church's annual Christmas Spectacular … but they're having trouble staying focused on their preparations because there's a criminal on the loose—someone has stolen the baby Jesus figure from his place in Second Trinity's nativity scene. Sisterhood leader Bea Littleton is certain that the culprit is her longtime rival, Lucille Orton, from First Salvation (a place of extremely strict beliefs just up the road). Bea and the other sisterhood members decide that they need help getting to the bottom of things, and they call in honorary member and private investigator Janet Murchison to delve more deeply into things and see if she can determine who the perpetrator is. By show time, Janet is starting to think she knows exactly who is guilty of what … but the truth can't be revealed until the end of the Spectacular. As a result, we watch from both onstage and backstage, as the sisterhood performs sacred songs and satirical skits (after all, where else does Santa meet the Wise Men at the manger?). The fun doesn't let up until the hilarious revelation at the show's climax, which leaves the audience and the sisterhood filled with the very best spirit of the Christmas season

Cast of Characters

Need five female actors
Tina Yates; 40s, a successful nurse, the local Yankee
Lorraine Jensen: 40s,  Nine children, good humored
Bea Littleton: 40-50, wife of Pastor Littleton
Janet Murchison: 30-40, a private investigator
Lucille Orton: 50s, puritanical, scary, sweetly menacing

Ages flexible.  All actors need to be vaccinated.

Nothing needs to be prepared. Auditions will include readings from the script.

Contact the director:

Auditions will be held at Beatniks On Conkey, 420 Conkey Street, Hammond, IN.
Performances at Beatniks On Conkey
420 Conkey St. Hammond, IN         2 blocks east of Hohman Avenue.

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