Circle Players Announces Auditions for
Eye of God
a haunting dramatic mystery by Tim Blake Nelson
WHEN: at 7 PM on Sunday December 13th and Tuesday December 15th.
WHERE: Circle Players, located at 416 Victoria Ave, Piscataway, NJ 08854.
The play is set in a small, dying Oklahoma town, where a young woman finally meets her beau: a just-released convict with whom she’s corresponded for three years. Her story weaves in and out of the memories of a weary detective investigating a grisly case in a nearby lake, and a broken, mute boy who may hold the key to the mystery.
Director Christie Leigh Carver of Bound Brook seeks actors and actresses to fill the following roles:
- Sam Rogers – 40+ male; sheriff, lead investigator, weary from a long career trying to make sense of and bring order to the chaos humans inflict on each other; it is his memories that guide us through the play
- Jack – 30′s male; charming and warm, an ex con who has devoted his new life to the bible and to Ainsley
- Willard Sprague – 40′s male; parole officer, congenial, straight-forward guy trying to do his job while dealing with troubles at home
- Tom – boy of 12-14; troubled and haunted, trying to find his footing in a life filled with pain and turmoil
- Les – patrolman, 20′s-30′s male; second under Rogers, keen but inexperienced, hasn’t seen much more than a parking ticket before, nevertheless enjoys the authority of being senior officer
- Del (also Voice 2 cop)- 20′s-30′s male; sees and hears everything from his vantage point of the convenience store in the center of town
- Glen (also Voice 1 cop) – 20′s-30′s male; patrolman, green and eager
- Lee – 40+ male; Ainsley’s boss, owns the luncheonette, curmudgeon
- B– 20′s female; not worldly but not as uncomplicated as her naïveté and open manner would suggest
- Dorothy – late 30′s-40′s; waitress, Tom’s aunt & guardian, strong and kind, somehow manages to maintain faith and keep her head up after all the pain and strife she has weathered
- B– 20′s female; waitress, Ainsley’s coworker, young but tough and more world-wise than her friend
The director asks actors to bring a resume and be prepared to list any schedule conflicts for January-March. Auditions will consist of readings from the script.
Performances are February 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th, March 4th, and March 5th, 2016, at 8PM, and March 6th, 2016, at 3 PM.