Branch County Community Theatre Auditions

Auditions <a href=”x-apple-data-detectors://0″ target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>August 18</a> &amp; 19 <a href=”x-apple-data-detectors://1″ target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>at 7pm</a> at Tibbits Opera House

Show dates <a href=”x-apple-data-detectors://2″ target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>3-5 of October</a> 7:30pm

Jerome Bixby’s The Man From Earth
Adapted by Richard Schenkman

After history professor John Oldman unexpectedly resigns from the University, his startled colleagues impulsively invite themselves to his home, pressing him for an explanation. But they’re shocked to hear his reason for premature retirement: John claims he must move on because he is immortal, and cannot stay in one place for more than ten years without his secret being discovered. Tempers rise and emotions flow as John’s fellow professors attempt to poke holes in his story, but it soon becomes clear that his tale is as impossible to disprove as it is to verify. What starts out as a friendly gathering soon builds to an unexpected and shattering climax. Acclaimed science fiction writer Jerome Bixby, writer of the original ‘<a href=”x-apple-data-detectors://3″ target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Star Trek</a>’ and ‘The Twilight Zone’, originally conceived this story back in the early 1960’s. It would come to be his last great work.
<div>Casting 6m 3f</div>
<div>JOHN OLDMAN – About 35, good looking, competent, easygoing history professor</div>
DAN – 60-ish professor of anthropology; big, fit
HARRY – 50’s professor of biology; stocky, likable
EDITH – 50’s, art history professor; a hint of the spinster about her
SANDY – Late 20’s; fiercely intelligent, but reticent
ART – 50’s, but holding desperately onto youth; archeology professor
LINDA – Very pretty young student; wide-eyed, yet smart
WILL GRUBER – 75, large, mustachioed, bluff
MOVING MAN #1 – Burly, uniformed mover from “Charity Now”
MOVING MAN #2 – Another uniformed mover from “Charity Now”
PARAMEDIC – Uniformed EMS worker (can be played by a Moving Man)
COP – Young uniformed officer (can be played by a Moving Man)