Theater auditions: ‘Incorruptible’ in Eustis

Here’s an audition notice for Incorruptible, by Michael Hollinger, author of Opus:

AUDITIONS for The Bay Street Project Production of Incorruptible by Michael Hollinger this coming Tuesday, July 26 7-9pm @ the theatre.
The show opens Sept 25, with additional performances on Oct 2 and 9. Seeking 5 men and 3 women with strong comedic skills. Ages 18-60 are welcome to audition. Auditions located at: 109 N. Bay Street, PO Box 1405, Eustis, Fl 32726.

Those auditioning will read from the script. All roles are available. Joel Warren will direct.

And here’s a description of the play from a review by Rich See on curtainup.com:

Michael Hollinger bases his farcical script on actual things that occurred during the Dark and Middle Ages. He takes some artistic license, of course, but the stealing and trafficking of saints’ body parts was in high demand during these times and so his general story line could very well have happened just about anywhere in Europe. In this case, he takes St. Foy (a 13 year-old girl martyred in the fourth century, who is an actual saint still popular in Europe and Latin America) and places the action in a monastery at Priseaux, France. There the monks are trying to figure out how to bring in an influx of cash so the monastery can continue its mission to help the needy and stave off the starvation of the clergy. The monastery’s patron saint (Foy) has not produced a miracle in thirteen years and the pilgrims, as well as the local people, have stopped coming looking for assistance and paying an obligatory donation to view the saint’s relics (her entire skeleton). Instead the faithful have moved on to other more active and celebrated holy sites. Even for churches in the dark ages it was all about public relations and staying current with constant miraculous output. Which is not that much different from the cult of celebrity worship and maintaining celebrity status today.

When St. Foy’s identity is stolen (not just a 21st century problem!) the monks face starvation or accepting drastic measures to keep the order afloat. Ironically, even the brothers of Priseaux have a hard time believing in their patron. When a murdered Jewish money changer arrives on their doorstep at the same time a one-eyed, itinerant minstrel stumbles through town, Brother Martin hits upon the idea of selling off the monastery’s graveyard full of bodies (“We could sell him — for parts!”) and suddenly things begin looking up for the Abbot of Priseaux and his colleagues as they traffic in the sale of “saintly” heads, feet, and collarbones. Until the Pope announces he will be making a visit to see their incorruptible, which unfortunately they don’t actually possess …

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