Casting Call-Role of Jervis in Daddy Long Legs

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We’re looking for a non-equity actor to play the role of Jervis in our upcoming production of Daddy Long Legs at Bluff City Theater. Rehearsals will begin July 8, 2024 and the show will run July 25- Aug. 3, 2024 in Hannibal, MO. At least the first week of rehearsals will be in St. Louis and housing will be provided once we move to Hannibal. Compensation for this role is $400/week($1600 total).

About the show:    Jerusha Abbott is the “Oldest Orphan in the John Grier Home” until a mysterious benefactor decides to send her to college to be educated as a writer. Required to write him a letter once a month, she is never to know the benefactor’s identity – so she invents one for him: Daddy Long Legs. Although she knows that he will never respond to her letters, she grows more and more fond of this elusive and kindly “old” gentleman. But another relationship soon begins to develop in Jerusha’s life. Jervis Pendleton is the well-do-do, “youngish” uncle of one of Jerusha’s roommates, who introduces her to a world of literature, travel and adventure. Through her correspondence with Daddy Long Legs and her growing intimacy with Jervis, Jerusha’s letters chronicle her emergence as a delightfully independent “New American Woman.” Yet, there is one startling fact that Jerusha has yet to uncover – a fact that will change her life forever.

To apply, please send in a resume, headshot, and reel. We will use your reel as an audition so please make it easy to access and share (YouTube link, shareable drive, website, etc.).  We will be holding in-person callbacks on Friday, May 17h in St. Louis.

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