SWEET EVALINA 2013
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A small town of people who believe they are cursed by a woman named Evalina. They believe the curse to be this: Anyone who leaves the town’s city limits or crosses the railroad tracks where they believe Evalina lives will be killed. What the town discovers will change their lives forever.
The play deals with fear and its ability to be passed on from one generation to the next and keep them from reaching their own level of greatness. Previously produced in December 2010, the play is being re-vamped musically for a 2013-2014 staged reading and full stage production.
Seeking strong actors only. All ethnicities encouraged to submit. The play is set in the South. Please indicate if you sing. Please email your headshot and resume no later than MARCH 31, 2013 to: email@example.com
Betty (African-American, must play 30s-40s)
Overprotective mother, sweet and hardworking. Pain from her past has kept her in fear.
Jean (African-American, must play 18-20)
Dreams of leaving Wauchula and going away to college. She’s determined to face her fears and not be like everyone else in town. She is sweet and innocent but, also, tenacious.
Teddy (African-American, must play 30s-40s)
Very handsome military man who returns to Wauchula alive, in spite of the Evilina curse. He has come home to bury his mother and win back the heart of his first love, Betty.
Rabbit (any ethnicity, must play 18-20)
She is desperate for love. Hot mama who’s dating a 30 year old man. Her dream is to have his baby and get married. She’s looking for love in all the wrong places. She’s street-smart and loves short, tight, clothing and lots of make-up. She, also, likes popping gum.
Dee (any ethnicity, must play 30s-40s)
Bitter over the loss of her sister. She is “Queen of gossip” in this small town. She thinks she knows it all and that she has nothing more to learn.
Bernice (any ethnicity, must play 30s-40s)
High sprung gossip who struggles with a cussing problem. Free-spirited and says any and everything that comes to mind. She’s flirty and a bit lusty. Bernice is trying to live her life right by going to church and reading the Bible. She’s making improvements bit by bit.
Cheryl (any ethnicity, must play 30s-40s)
Heartbroken of the loss of her only son. She whole-heartedly believes that the “Evilina curse” is responsible for the death of her son. She tries to behave well, in fear of another tragedy. Sits on the porch with Bernice and Dee discussing everybody’s business.
Pete (any ethnicity, must play 30s-40s)
Loves to gamble and cut up with the boys. He cheats when gambling and talks a lot of trash. He thinks he’s smarter than the rest.
Lou (any ethnicity, must play 30s-40s)
Gambles with his old buddies. He’s a former high school football star who never had the courage to leave home to go off to college. He feels guilty about the loss of his son.
Stan (any ethnicity, must play 30s-40s)
Not the brightest of the bunch. Has a bit of a stuttering problem. He’s a follower.
Joe (any ethnicity, must play 30s-40s)
One of the town gamblers. Easy-going and doesn’t like trouble.
Evalina (any ethnicity, female, singing a plus):
Very mysterious, and misunderstood, she is the physical manifestation of fear to the people of the small town, i.e. “Beloved.” She later transforms into her true self, beautiful, graceful, & well-spoken, i.e. Cinderella.
Mason (must play 20s)
Evalina’s son. He’s a wanderer and is curious about the people in the town that he & his mother are visiting. He’s a bit mysterious and protective of his mom.
Categories: Nonunion Stage
Producer: SparKyL Entertainment, Inc.
Pay: Some Pay
City or Location of call:
Please submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org