2010 Season of Shows at the Barrow-Civic Theatre

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Auditions for Mass Appeal

Auditions will be held this Saturday March 14 at 2pm for the Theatre In the Little Theatre production of Mass Appeal. We are looking for two men for the play. Please come prepared to cold-read from the script. Show dates are April 17-18 at 8pm each night in the BCT Little Theatre.

Father Tim Farley, a lover of the good things in life, is comfortably ensconced as priest of a prosperous Catholic congregation. Without realizing it, he has resorted to flattering his parishioners and entertaining them with sermons that skirt any disturbing issues, in order to protect his Mercedes, his trips abroad and the generous supply of fine wines that grace his table (and his desk drawer).

His well-ordered world is disrupted by the arrival of Mark Dolson, an intense and idealistic young seminarian whom Father Farley reluctantly agrees to take under his wing. There is immediate conflict between the two as the younger man challenges the older priest's sybaritic ways, while Father Farley is appalled by Mark's confession that he had led a life of bisexual promiscuity before entering the priesthood.

In the final essence their confrontation is a touching yet very funny examination of the nature of friendship, courage and the infinite variety of love, as the older man is reminded of the firebrand he once was, and the younger comes to realize that forbearance is as vital to the Christian ethic as righteousness.

Directed by Ted Smith and produced by Rosie Petulla as part of Theatre In the Little Theatre - a series produced by Franklin Civic Operetta Association at the Barrow-Civic Theatre

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