The Gift of the Magi Auditions

Auditions for Tupelo Community Theatre’s production of The Gift of the Magi will Sunday, unhealthy pills October 2nd at 2:00 and Monday, October 3rd at 7:00 at the Lyric Theatre. The cast calls for 9 women and 5 men high school of age and older. No advance preparation is needed and Debby Gibbs will direct. Production dates are December 8-10, 2016. The play is based on the classic O. Henry Christmas story of Della and Jim and their first Christmas together. In a strange twist of fate they find the perfect gifts for one another but at an unexpected cost.\n\nCast of characters-\n\nDella is young, affectionate, selfless and cares deeply for Jim, her husband. The story revolves around her predicament of procuring a worthy Christmas present for him when she only has a small amount of money.\n\nJim, Della’s husband, and “the lord of the flat,” is heavily burdened by the need to support the household on a low salary. Despite this burden, however, he’s described as content, quiet, and good-natured.\n\nMadame Vodskaya owns the hair shop to which Della sells her hair. Her manner with Della is brusque and to the point. Her manner directly contrasts that of Della and Jim, who value their love and sentiment over material value.\n\nDot and Donna Marie are Della’s sisters.\n\nClarice is Della’s neighbor. She has some major financial problems and comes to Della for help.\nArt and Digsby are fellow workers with Jim. They are good natured and looking to have a good time.\n\nLady Boot Clerk(Miss Robert) runs a boot shop where Della looks for shoes for Jim. She is a typical shop owner looking to make a sale.\n\nWatch Clerk runs a watch shop where Della wants to purchase something for Jim. He is stern but in the end gives in to the Christmas spirit.\n\nNarrators take us through the story and guide us along the way. They can be male or female.\n\nFor more information email the director at gibbsdr@bellsouth.net or call the TCT office at 844-1935.

4 Responses to The Gift of the Magi Auditions

  1. Tonya Hogan says:

    Will you have any school day productions for 2016-2017? If so, when and what show?

  2. Michael Henry says:

    *cast

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