Messiah on the Frigidaire
A Comedy written by John Culbertson, Directed by Kevin LabrumCourtesy of Samuel French, Inc.
Run Dates: July 15-16, 21-24, 28-30
Audition Dates: May 21-22
Audition Needs: 5m, 3f
Auditions will be held at SCT, 4802 W. Emerald, Boise (formerly Dino’s in the shopping center at Orchard and Emerald). Auditions will begin at 2 pm and run until 4.
Actors with prepared pieces are welcome but not required.
The small town of Elroy, South Carolina is thrust into the evangelical spotlight when what seems to be the image of Jesus appears on a refrigerator in a trailer park. The discovery by Lou Ann Hightower, her husband Dwayne, and her best friend Betsy, sets into motion a frenzy of conflict, communion and good old fashioned commerce. When the National Investigator turns the appearance into front-page headlines, their trailer park becomes a Mecca for miracle seekers, soul searchers and disciples with a decidedly political agenda. At the urging of the towns business leaders, Betsy pretends to get messages from the appliance-based apparition, and the crowds multiply like loaves and fishes. Through the ordeal, the three undergo an evolution in their relationships with each other, and they are forced to come to grips with their lowly status in the caste system of the rural south. In a region where religion is as much a part of life as grits and cotton fields, God surely moves in mysterious ways.