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Center Stage Players present GHOST BIKE; a play by Laura Jacqmin. Show Dates: October 13 – 15 at Center Stage Theater – Naperville.
Auditions: Center Stage Players fall season is open to High School & College students. Auditions will take place on August 14, 1:30-2:30p and August 15, 3:30-4:30p at Center Stage Theater. Students should prepare/ memorize a 1 minute comedic AND a 1 minute dramatic monologue (2 monologues total)
About GHOST BIKE: Ora and Eddie fell in love with Chicago on their bikes. But when Eddie is hit by a car and killed, Ora refuses to let him go. Instead, she rides beneath our city to bring him back, facing off against underworld gods and ghosts – some interested in helping her, some determined to get in her way. Chicago culture skitches off of Greek, African, and Chinese mythology, sparking a spirited mash-up of underworld and after-life as seen from the seats of fixies, BMX’s and ten-speeds.
CHARACTERS [9F+, 5M+]*
ORA: 18 years old. Tough as nails. Rides a fixed-gear bike. EDDIE’s best friend.
EDDIE: 18 years old. More distractable than ORA – sometimes he has his head in the clouds. Rides a fixed-gear bike. ORA’s best friend.
NURSE (F): an ER nurse.
WELL-WISHERS (M and F)
SATYR (M): a bearded young man of ill repute. Shady. Not sleazy, though – he’s too smart to show that side of himself. Rides a freak bike. (Also plays KING YAMA)
COUNSELOR (M or F): a shrink. Doesn’t ride a bike.
GHOSTS (5 M and F): over-intellectual. All died young. A little bit hipster.
DARK HEL (F): the rotting corpse that rules over Niflheim. Rides a tandem bike.
LIGHT HEL (F): the non-rotting half of Hel. Rides a tandem bike.
OLD GHOST (M): the oldest ghost in Niflheim.
FERRYWOMAN (F): the woman who rows the boat across the River Styx.
SOULS (M and F)
RIDERS (3): BMX riders who guard the gate to Hell.
PEOPLE BEHIND SCREEN (M and F)
ALVIN (M): Eddie’s friend in the Underworld. Rides a ghost bike.
CADY (F): Eddie’s friend (and ORA’s competition) in the Underworld. Rides ghost bike.
DATSUE-BA (F): a hag from Buddhist mythology
PERSEPHONE (F): Persephone of the Greek myths. Her clothes are stained with pomegranate juice. She carries a pomegranate with her.
KING YAMA (M): the emperor of the Underworld. (Also plays SATYR)
GHOST ESCORT (M and F): ghost riders exiting the underworld.
FRIENDS WITH FLOWERS (M and F)
Questions? Can’t attend auditions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org