"The Mystery Of Edwin Drood" - Open Call - Cleveland, OH Audition

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Audition details
Production type
Theater
Location
Cleveland, OH
Deadline
11/11/2019 12:00am
Union
Non Union
Compensation
Non-union @ $0.00

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Audition Description
The Mystery of Edwin Drood tells of a young man, Edwin Drood, who is set to be married to Rosa. They call it off in a cordial fashion; however, Drood's uncle Jasper is obsessed with Rosa and has his own designs on winning her affection, making her very scared of his intentions.
 
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  • Edwin Drood

    Age: 9 - 15, Gender: Male
    An orphan. When he comes of age, he plans to marry Rosa Bud and go to Egypt, working as an engineer with the firm in which his father had been a partner.
    Payment: no
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  • Rosa Bud

    Age: 9 - 15, Gender: Female
    An orphan and Edwin Drood's fiance. Their betrothal was arranged by their fathers.
    Payment: no
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  • John Jasper

    Age: 9 - 15, Gender: Male
    The choirmaster of Cloisterham Cathedral, Edwin Drood's uncle and guardian, and Rosa Bud's music master. He secretly loves Rosa. He visits an opium den in London. It is implied (see evidence below) that Dickens intended to make him the murderer.
    Payment: no
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  • Septimus Crisparkle

    Age: 9 - 15, Gender: Male
    Minor canon of Cloisterham Cathedral and Neville Landless's mentor.
    Payment: no
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  • Mr. (Hiram) Grewgiou

    Age: 9 - 15, Gender: Male
    A London lawyer and Rosa Bud's guardian. He was a friend of her parents.
    Payment: no
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  • Mr. Bazzard

    Age: 9 - 15, Gender: Male
    Mr. Grewgious's clerk. He is absent from that post when Datchery is in Cloisterham. He has written a play.
    Payment: no
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  • Durdles (Stony)

    Age: 9 - 15, Gender: Male
    A stonemason. He knows more than anyone else about the Cloisterham Cathedral cemetery.
    Payment: no
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  • Deputy

    Age: 9 - 15, Gender: Male
    A small boy. "Deputy" is not his name but rather a handle he uses for anonymity. If he catches Durdles out after 10 pm, he throws rocks at him until he goes home. Durdles pays him a halfpenny for doing so.
    Payment: no
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  • Dick Datchery

    Age: 9 - 15, Gender: Male
    A stranger who takes lodging in Cloisterham for a month or two. He is later revealed to be a Sherlock Holmes-type private detective who was hired to investigate the Edwin Drood disappearance.
    Payment: no
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  • Princess Puffer

    Age: 9 - 15, Gender: Female
    A haggard woman who runs a London opium den frequented by Jasper. She is unnamed in most of the book. "Princess Puffer" is the handle by which Deputy knows her.
    Payment: no
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  • Mr. (Thomas) Sapsea

    Age: 9 - 15, Gender: Male
    A comically conceited auctioneer. By the time of Drood's disappearance he has become Mayor of Cloisterham.
    Payment: no
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  • The Dean

    Age: 9 - 15, Gender: Male
    The Dean is the most senior clergyman at Cloisterham Cathedral, a man of some gravitas to whom others behave with fitting deference. In return he can be rather condescending.
    Payment: no
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  • Mr. Tope

    Age: 9 - 15, Gender: Male
    The verger of Cloisterham Cathedral.
    Payment: no
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  • Mrs. Tope

    Age: 9 - 15, Gender: Female
    The verger's wife. She cooks for Jasper and rents lodging to Datchery.
    Payment: no
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  • Miss Twinkleton

    Age: 9 - 15, Gender: Female
    The mistress of the Nuns' House, the boarding school where Rosa lives.
    Payment: no
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  • Mrs. Tisher

    Age: 9 - 15, Gender: Female
    Miss Twinkleton's assistant at the Nuns' House.
    Payment: no
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  • Mrs. Crisparkle

    Age: 9 - 15, Gender: Female
    Rev. Crisparkle's widowed mother.
    Payment: no
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  • Mr. Honeythunder

    Age: 9 - 15, Gender: Male
    A bullying London philanthropist. He is Neville and Helena Landless's guardian.
    Payment: no
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  • Mr. Tartar

    Age: 9 - 15, Gender: Male
    A retired naval officer. He resigned his commission in his late twenties when an uncle left him some property, but he lives in London, being unaccustomed to the space of a large estate.
    Payment: no
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  • Mrs. Billickin

    Age: 9 - 15, Gender: Female
    A widowed distant cousin of Mr. Bazzard. She rents lodging in London to Rosa and Miss Twinkleton.
    Payment: no
 

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