By Gary Lloyd
TRUSSVILLE — Auditions for this season’s Christmas show at ACTA Theater in Trussville, “The Rented Christmas,” will be Sept. 29-30 at 7 p.m.
“The Rented Christmas” tells the story of John Dale, a middle-aged bachelor and prominent businessman, who has a challenging job for Anne Weston, proprietor of the local rent shop. He wants to rent a Christmas, not just with a tree and Christmas carols, but complete with a wife, a family and all the happiness for which he has been secretly longing.
Weston believes she’s creatively solved the problem of a Christmas family by calling the actors guild, but when the young actors come down with the measles, her last hope is to turn to the local orphanage. Still, the guild can’t locate a mother for the part, so Weston steps in at the last minute to play the role. A “rented” Christmas soon turns into a new life for all concerned.
Those who wish to audition should bring a 30- to 60-second monologue.
Show dates are Dec. 5-7 and Dec. 12-14.
For more information, visit www.chanelwoodacting.com or call 205-640-6854.
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