Orphaned by the 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, Sissy scrapes together a living digging up medicinal roots while her dysfunctional brother searches for the elusive Mothman. When an agent from the National Park Service arrives with information about a rare plant, Sissy sees a path toward building a better home for her family, as long as she can elude the secret passions threatening to upend her last-ditch effort. In this world premiere by playwright Levi Shrader, faith, family, and the supernatural order of reality are all tested amidst one woman's struggle to construct a new life.
HOWIE, 43 (male-identified, any race)
SISSY, 42 (female-identified, any race)
Bill SKERRY, 40s-50s (male-identified, white)
Randall WINSLOW, 30s-50s (male-identified, any race)
Please note that actors may be required to operate puppetry or participate in fight choreography. Actors will be given sides from the play to prepare for auditions.
The Barrens Theatre Co. examines the intricacies of human behavior, and how we cope with fear, hope, and desire in scary places. In the spirit of exploring fear, our work draws heavily on immersive elements that seek to fully envelop audiences in the storytelling on stage. To this end, Snakeroot will be presented in the round with attention paid towards creating a fully immersive environment to experience the play in.
Auditions: January 19, AM and PM slots available.
Rehearsals Start - April 4th, 2020, rehearsals will be week-day evenings
Tech - May 11th-14th, 2020, Evenings
Opening - May 15th, 2020
Closing - June 7th, 2020
Possible extension dates - June 8th-14th, 2020