Auditions for George Bernard Shaw’s “Androcles and the Lion”, directed by Emma Eldridge.
–Monday, August 7th @ 6:30pm in Folsom – address given upon registration
–Monday, August 14th @ 7pm at EPIC Bible College
–Tuesday, August 15th @ 7pm in Folsom (address given upon registration)
–Saturday, August 19th at 3:30pm in Folsom – address given upon registration
Or By Appointment
REHEARSALS begin on September 5th
October 19th – 29th; Thursdays thru Sundays (no performance on October 21st) – at Blacktop Comedy in Rocklin.
*Note some parts will be double-cast.
-Androcles – Male; Primary Role
-The Lion – Male; Primary Role
-Magaera – Female; Primary Role
-Lavinia – Female; Primary Role
-Centurion – Male
-Captain – Male
-Lentulus – Male
-Metellus – Male
-Spintho – Male
-Ferrovius – Male
-Ox-Driver – Male
-Call Boy – Male; Age 8-14 years
-The Editor – Male
-Menagerie Keeper – Male
-Caesar – Male
-Secutor – Male
-Retiariu – Male
In George Bernard Shaw’s retelling of the Tale of Androcles, Androcles, a fugitive Christian tailor, is on the run from his Roman persecutors. While hiding in the forest he comes upon a wild lion who approaches him with a wounded paw. Androcles sees that the cause of the animal’s distress is a large thorn embedded in its paw, which he draws out while kindly soothing the lion. Androcles is captured and is sent to the Colosseum to be executed with other Christians in gladiatorial combat. Will Androcles and the Christians perish?