Coal Creek Theater of Louisville
announces auditions for
The Runner Stumbles
by Milan Stitt
directed by Dan Schock
The Story: A young nun has died under mysterious circumstances in a remote parish in northern Michigan, and her superior, Father Rivard, has been charged with her murder. The action alternates between interrogations, testimony and scenes from the past which reveal that Father Rivard, who had been banished to the small, up-country parish, fell in love with Sister Rita; and when circumstances forced her to move into the rectory with him, his anguish became unbearable. Their relationship, inevitably, spelt tragedy, but not until the explosive and surprising climax of the play is the full extent of their sacrifice made clear and the identity of the murderer revealed. Although the action of the play involves a priest and a nun, this play is not about religion, but rather, about issues which confront all human beings: the struggle all humans face in decisions and choices they make.
When: Saturday, January 4 th from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm and Sunday, January 5 th from 1:00pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Auditions will be held at the Louisville Center for the Arts, 801 Grant Avenue, Louisville, CO.
What: Auditions will be done in a group format and no appointment is necessary. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script; no need to prepare a monologue. All actors are encouraged to try out, regardless of ethnicity or level of experience. Be prepared to provide all schedule conflicts between January 6 th and March 15 th.
Friday February 28th , Saturday February 29th , Monday March 2nd (Industry Night), Friday March 6th, Saturday March 7th , Sunday March 8 th , Friday March 13th , and Saturday March 14th . Strike on Sunday March 15th . Coal Creek Theater of Louisville reserves the right to add additional performances if desired, but only with the consent and availability of cast and crew.
Generally scheduled Monday through Thursday, with some additional weekend rehearsals as needed. Generally, weeknights (including Sunday evenings) are scheduled 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm and Saturday rehearsals are 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm with some possible exceptions.
Amos: Male, age mid 20’s and older - A county jail guard.
Father Rivard: Male, age 30’s to 40’s - A struggling and conflicted priest
Toby Felker: Male, age 30’s and older - A country lawyer for the defense
Prosecutor: Male, age 40’s and older - A determined District Attorney.
Monsignor Nicholson: Male, age 50’s and older - A church authoritarian, secretary to the Bishop.
Erna Prindle: Female, age 30’s - 40’s - A put upon country wife.
Sister Rita: Female, age 20’s – 30’s - A dedicated, if naïve, nun.
Mrs. Shandig: Female, age 40’s - 50’s - An uneducated, but devoted, housekeeper.
Louise: Female, age 18 – 25 – A college girl & witness. Preferably able to play 3-4 years younger in flashback
Director Dan Schock at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Coal Creek Theater of Louisville is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization based in Louisville, CO. It
is an all-volunteer company that is celebrating its 31st Season. CCTL is sponsored, in part, by
the City of Louisville.