Auditions and Performances to be held at Beatniks On Conkey, 420 Conkey Street, Hammond, IN
Sunday October 2, 2022 5:00 PM
Monday October 3 7:00 PM
Friday, December 9, 2022, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 10, at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 11, at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, December 16, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 17, at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 18, at 2:00 p.m.
Itís Christmas Eve, and a young newspaper reporter on the brink of being fired has been assigned a last-chance story about a typical family Christmas Ė his familyís Christmas. He goes home to his recently widowed mother, his crazy uncle, his eccentric grandmother, and his battling siblings and their neurotic spouses, who provide no shortage of material. One by one, we learn each family memberís secrets, problems, and dysfunctions, and when they learn that heís writing an article with some very personal family information, the fruitcake hits the fan. The question is, will the magic of Christmas bring this family back together?
CARL - The middle brother. Grew up in the shadow of his older brother, Michael, the doctor. Has a little inferiority complex toward Michael. He writes a column for the Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper.
MOM - Very nice.
Always putting on a happy face, her goal is to keep the
peace and get thru the family event without incident.
Momís husband, Carl (senior), died three years ago.
She's doing her best to get over the loss and keep
MICHAEL - The older
brother. The doctor. A little nerdy. Wears a bow tie.
The favorite son, at least at first. Heís a little
self-absorbed, a little blind to what he needs to do to
keep his marriage to Jill, his wife, intact.
STACY - The younger
sister. Nice. Kind of a wholesome innocence, even given
what we learn about her. Overlooked, but not angry
UNCLE BOB - A
partier. Fun loving. Has an agenda. Everyone has a
crazy Uncle Bob.
JILL - Michael's wife. Emotional from being hormonal. Sometimes a little spacey. The only one who seems to understand Grandmaís crazy sayings.