AUDITIONS Wednesday, Feb 13, 2pm – 9pm
BCT is seeking actors for the following roles for its upcoming production of REFLECTIONS OF A ROCK LOBSTER, the true story of Aaron Fricke who in 1980 became the first teen to sue his school board for the right to bring his partner to the prom. He won! Rehearsal and Performance Dates: 2/26 to 3/17, performances at the Wimberly Theatre, Calderwood Pavilion.
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- LORETTA FRICKE (AEA or non-union) Aaron Fricke’s mom, a catholic housewife who loves her children dearly, and struggles with her sons coming out.
- JOHN DELANEY: (AEA or non-union) A wounded Vietnam veteran in a wheelchair turned activist and chair of the National Gay Task Force, JOHN is Aaron’s mentor and brings humor to the story.
- MRS. NOELTE: (non-union) late 20s/early 30s. Aaron’s Spanish teacher and ally at school. MRS. NOELTE is expecting her first child.
- JOHN WARD: (non-union) 30s. JOHN is Aaron’s attorney, and a founding partner of GLAD. Thank you!
To Schedule an Audition Appointment, or for questions, please email headshot and resume to email@example.com
Please indicate availability on 2/13 between 2:00PM and 9:00PM. If you cannot possibly make the Wednesday 2/13 date, please let us know your availability on Tuesday. Thank you.
“By deftly tackling the topics of bullying and prejudice in a way that kids can relate to, the work defines what a children’s theater company ought to be.”- Boston Magazine
After being bullied relentlessly, 17 year-old student Aaron Fricke from Cumberland, Rhode Island sued his high school in 1980 for the right to escort his boyfriend to his senior prom. In the tradition of The Diary of Anne Frank and To Kill a Mockingbird, this play deals with issues of bullying and prejudice. Boston Children’s Theatre is most proud to bring a story from local history to enlighten today’s youth with positive messages of tolerance and acceptance.
SEE PHOTOS FROM ROCK LOBSTER 2012:Paul (Felix Teich) and Aaron (Ian Shain) get ready for the Prom. Ian Shain as Aaron Fricke.
“Bravo to the Boston Children’s Theatre for using the power of the performing arts to illuminate the struggles and beauty of the LGBT community. You guys are inspiring!”
– Gavin Creel, Tony-nominated Broadway actor
CLICK HERE for more information on “Reflections of a Rock Lobster”.