‘Come Home, It’s Suppertime’ auditions September 16 & 23

Published 3:00 am Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The Brundidge Historical Society will hold auditions for its fall production of “Come Home, It’s Suppertime,” Alabama’s Official Folklife Play from 10 a.m. until noon on September 16 and 23.

The play dates for the fall production of “Come Home” are November 9, 10 and 11 and 16, 17 and 18.

“The fall production will be the final production of 2017 which is our 16th year,” said Mernette Bray, play committee chair. “We are excited about the fall season and looking forward to welcoming our ‘seasoned’ cast members back and new members to the cast and crew, which numbers between 45 and 50. With that many people involved, we usually have roles to fill each season. We have several openings for the fall and are looking forward to the insight and fresh perspective new cast members bring to the roles. New members of the ‘Come Home’ family always bring a renewed excitement to the play for those of us who have been around for a while.”
Bray said several roles are open for women with a flair for the stage.

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“The women’s roles are an opportunity for women to be themselves or their alter egos,” she said. “The roles include an older woman with an attitude, a feisty beauty shop operator and a farmer’s wife who knows the insides and outsides of life.

“We also need a stand-in-role for a middle-aged town lady for the first week of the play. This lady does sing a solo so singing is a requirement for the role.”

A lead singer’s role is also open for one who’s never felt more like singing the blues.

“All of the women’s roles are fun and there is plenty of room for embellishment,” Bray said. “These are all interesting ladies and there are opportunities to expand that interest.”
The male roles include a fire and brimstone preacher who is also a member of the choir but can sing ‘so low’ if necessary.

The role of a widower with a skip in is step is also open. This is basically a non-speaking role but one that brings down the house.

As for young actors, one teenage male role is open along with a couple of stand-in roles for both teenage boys and girls.

Acoustic musicians are needed and also a harmonica player.

“Music is very much a part of “Come Home, It’s Suppertime,” Bray said. “Most of our music is old-time church music that we, as Southerners, sing by heart. We welcome musicians and choir members.”

Bray said those who would like to be part of Alabama’s Official Folklife Play but in support roles only are invited to attend the auditions to get on board.”

For information about the September 16 and 23 auditions, call 1-256-590-7142 or 334-670-6302.