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The Man in the Locket

by Kris Thompson

​Play Synopsis:
It's summertime, early 1900s and, off the east coast, the young daughter of a wealthy tycoon escapes her conniving guardians and prospective husband in search of the past and the father she can no longer remember.  She has only one found clue: a locket with two photos.  But her guardians are in league with the villainous would-be-groom and the three have dark purpose.  Drawn to the Bergstrom Circus, she begins her quest, joins the circus and finds love.  But will she find her father?  Will she escape her villainous fiancé?  Will true love prevail?

Audition Dates:
Monday, June 17, from 6:30-9:30 pm
Tuesday, June 18, from 6:30-9:30 pm

Audition appointments are preferred, but not required. 
To schedule an appointment please email:

Cold readings from the script.  Please bring headshot and resume and be prepared to list conflicts in the production schedule.

Audition Schedule

Audition Location:
McKinney Performing Arts Center
111 North Tennessee
McKinney, Texas  75069

Rehearsal Dates:
Days/Times: TDB
Tech Week: July 28 – August 1, times TBD

Note: All actors will be asked to participate in setup/strike of the set on during the run of the show.

Friday,    August 2, 2019  @ 8pm,
Saturday,  August 3, 2019  @ 8pm,
Sunday,    August 4, 2019  @ 3pm,
Friday,    August 9, 2019  @ 8pm,
Saturday,  August 10, 2019 @ 8pm,
Sunday,    August 11, 2019 @ 3pm,
Friday,    August 16, 2019 @ 8pm,
Saturday,  August 17, 2019 @ 3pm & 8pm

All Roles Available:
SIR MALCOLM TENT: 40-50ish, Villain intent on acquiring the Blessing fortune. Former business associate of Stephan Blessing.

MAGGIE BLESSING: 18, heroine daughter of Stephan Blessing. Does not know who she is or who her father is.

FLICK: 20s, hero. Charles’ right hand. Smart, confident, handsome. Carries a bat. Occasionally poses as Olga Gregario.

CHARLES BERGSTROM: 40-50ish, Ringmaster. Gruff, kind. Friend to Stephan.

CATALINA DALCA: 30s, Russian-Romanian Bareback Rider teacher. Bad English. Russian lilt and occasional simple-to-learn Russian phrases.

LYDIA VOLDANO: 20s, sham Gypsy Fortune Teller who wants Flick only because she believes he’s to inherit circus. Fake gypsy lilt.

APOLLO: Strongman who’s lost his love, confidence, and strength after his love, Brunhilda, left him for a Pennsylvania barber.

CHESTER MEEKS: 20s-30s, sad clown, older brother of Fester. Shorter than Fester. (Male but could be played by woman)

FESTER MEEKS: 20s-30s, happy clown, Chester’s younger, taller brother. Pantomimes most of play. (Male; could be played by woman)

MYRA SINCLAIR: 50s, Archibald’s wife. In cahoots w/Malcolm. Smart. Scottish.

ARCHIBALD SINCLAIR: 50s, Myra’s husband. Slow. In cahoots w/Malcolm. Scottish.

STEPHAN BLESSING/extra: 51, Tycoon, devoted father to Maggie. Friend and partner to Charles. (Can play various EXTRA circus characters.)

BRUNHILDA/extra: Bearded Woman in love with Apollo (Can be played by M or F. Can play EXTRA circus characters.)