The Diviners

Audition date(s):
  • Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 7:00pm
  • Monday, November 13, 2017 - 7:00pm

CAT Theatre will conduct auditions for The Diviners by Jim Leonard, Jr. on Sunday, November 12 and Monday, November 13 at 7:00 pm.  Auditions will be held at the theatre at 319 North Wilkinson Road, Henrico - no appointments necessary.

The Diviners runs from February 2 through February 17, 2018.

The Diviners is CAT's 2018 entry into the Acts of Faith Festival - the story of a disturbed young man and his friendship with a disenchanted preacher in southern Indiana in the early 1930s.  Family and community members each have a different response to this curious companionship and its ultimate outcome.

Director Zachary Owen will be looking for six men (ages 15-60) and five women (ages 16-60).  All actors will be paid.

Auditioning Role(s):

Character name

Buddy Layman

Seeking

Male, 15-20

Role description

A young man who suffered a traumatic event as a child, in which his mother drowned, and he almost drowned. This has left him mentally stunted, and deathly afraid of water.

Character name

Jennie Mae Layman

Seeking

Female, 16-21

Role description

Buddy's sister. A young woman who due to the early death of her mother, has had to grow up fast and is a bit of a surrogate mother to Buddy.

Character name

Ferris Layman

Seeking

Male, 40s

Role description

Their father, a mechanic. He is a gruff, but loving man, who struggles to juggle being the breadwinner for his family, while also taking care of Buddy. He sometimes lets Buddy get away with more than he should.

Character name

C.C. Showers

Seeking

Male, 30s

Role description

A disenchanted preacher, who has come to town looking to leave preaching behind. A genuinely kind-hearted man, who may be a better preacher than he thinks.

Character name

Norma Henshaw

Seeking

Female, 40s-50s

Role description

The owner of the local dry-goods store, Norma is a true believer and busybody, who sees C.C's arrival as an opportunity for the town to have a preacher again.

Character name

Darlene Henshaw

Seeking

Female, early 20s

Role description

Norma's niece who is nowhere near as zealous as her aunt. She is being courted by Dewey.

Character name

Goldie Short

Seeking

Female, 30s-40s

Role description

Owner of the local diner, a hospitable and principled woman.

Character name

Basil Bennet

Seeking

Male, 40s-50s

Role description

A farmer, who is also the local doctor of sorts. Basil is a well-meaning, but no-nonsense man.

Character name

Luella Bennet

Seeking

Female, 40s-50s

Role description

Basil's wife, she doubts Buddy's ability to divine the location of water, and is generally a doubter of those around her.

Character name

Melvin Wilder

Seeking

Male, 30s-40s

Role description

A farmhand, the more experienced of the two and a mentor for Dewey on dancin' or drinkin' or girls.

Character name

Dewey Maples

Seeking

Male, 20s

Role description

A farmhand, a bit more inexperienced than Melvin. He is courting Darlene.