by Benito Pérez Galdós adapted to the stage by Mark-Brian Sonna
Needed immediately: Actors for 3 roles in our production of Marianela which runs From March 29 –April 21 at the Stone Cottage Theatre in Addison.
About the play: Set in rural Texas in the 1920’s, this story is about Marianela a middle aged black woman who serves as a seeing eye person for a younger blind man. They fall in love. When a doctor arrives in the town to treat the young man’s blindness, will their love endure or will it succumb against the social conventions of the time? This musical play incorporates spirituals and songs from the era.
1 Black actress,20’s to 30’s for the role of Marianela. She serves as the seeing-eye-person for a blind white man. They fall in love with each other defying all social conventions. When it becomes evident that this romance is impossible due to societal norms of the 1920’s she has an emotional breakdown. She is warmhearted, kind, and loves to sing. All the songs are black spiritual and slave songs and are sung a capella.
1 White actress, 20’s for the role of Florentine. She is engaged to Pablo, a white blind man. She is a society woman who thinks of herself as independent and progressive, though she lives her life very traditionally. She is unaware that her fiancée has fallen in love with a black woman, but as the play progresses she begins to suspect it and must confront not just his infidelity, but the fact he’s fallen for a black woman.
1 Male actor, 40’s to 60’s for the role of Francis. Francis is Pablos’ father. He is a self made man, and is very protective of his son. He loves his son very much and wants the best for him, but when he discovers his son has fallen for a black woman his racism comes out in full force.
To request an audition contact Mark-Brian Sonna at 214-477-4942 or via email at email@example.com Rehearsals will begin as soon as casting is complete. For more information you can visit http://www.mbsproductions.net/auditions.html