KWLT’s next Black Box Radio production is The Devil’s Disciple, written by G. B. Shaw and directed by Joe Gull.
Set during the American Revolutionary War, The Devil’s Disciple follows Richard ‘Dick’ Dudgeon, the rakish reprobate of the play’s title who finds himself an unlikely hero. In Websterbridge, New Hampshire, Richard’s wild ways contrast sharply with the Puritanical piety of the townspeople; his family disowns him and his mother curses him. Only Anthony Anderson, the affable, open-minded Presbyterian minister, welcomes Richard into his home, much to his wife Judith’s disapproval. When British soldiers arrive to arrest the clergyman, Richard finds himself willingly taking Anderson’s place at the gallows. To his — and everyone else’s — surprise, the “Devil’s Disciple” may have a hero in him yet. The Devil’s Disciple was Shaw’s first major theatrical success; filled with Shaw’s classic wit and paradoxical characters, the play continues to amuse, provoke, and surprise audiences over a hundred years later.
Auditions: Auditions will be held online On June 25 (7-9pm), 26 (2-4pm), and 27 (10-11:30am) — please sign up in advance and we’ll send you a link. Actors will do cold reads from the play; it is not necessarily to prepare a monologue.
Rehearsals: Rehearsals will be held On Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons through July, August, and September.
Characters: Three leading roles (2M 1F), eight supporting (6M 2F), two minor (2M). Character descriptions are available here.