The Baptism is something of a gothic tale of a small town run amok. Religious intolerance is the order of the day, leaving truly innocent victims in its wake. The play strives to draw the audience into the show as participants rather than spectators. For this reason, the production is to be staged at the 100 year old chapel on the grounds of Colorado Heights University (formerly Loretto Heights College). The Baptism represents a truly unique opportunity for actors.
The production opens October 17. Additional performance dates are October 18, 19, 24 & 25. A preview performance will be held on October 16.
The roles to be cast:
Margaret "Midge" Harper, a high school age girl (can be played by an older, younger looking actor), who lives on a farm with her parents.
Dillon Harper, the somewhat younger brother of Midge, who can be played by an older and yet younger looking actor.
Henry Harper, the father of Midge and Dillon, a farmer in his 30s or early 40s.
Dorothy Harper, Henry's wife, a woman in her 30s or early 40s.
Miss Lady Symington, a wealthy widow in her 70s.
Faye Lane, Miss Lady's neighbor, a woman of about the same age.
Myra Place, another of Miss Lady's neighbors, a woman of about the same age.
Lurlene, Miss Lady's maid, an actor of any age can be cast in this role.
May Proctor, a new mother in her late teens or early 20s. The mother of the child to be subjected to the town's unique baptismal ritual.
Della Proctor, May's mother, a woman of about 40.
Eldon Blaine Brandt, a pastor, in his 50s or 60s. Something dark burns in the heart of Pastor Brandt.
Zelma Lou Brandt, the pastor's wife.
Esther Brandt. the pastor's adult daughter.
Ruth Brandt, another of the pastor's adult daughter.
The Baptism was written by Mike Broemmel and will be directed by Ammon Swofford.