Lost Boy Found in Whole Foods
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In the country of Sudan in the 1990's, after civil war destroyed their villages, an exodus of boys walked 800 miles across Africa, finally making it to refugee camps in Kenya, where they lived on a bowl of grain a day for 10 years. In 2001, the U.S. resettled 3,600 of these "lost boys" in cities across America. Lost Boy Found in Whole Foods tells the story of the recently divorced Christine, who meets Gabriel, a former "lost boy" working in the produce section of Whole Foods. Moved by his story, she offers to help, inviting him to live with her and Alex, her teenage daughter. Gabriel's world becomes enmeshed with his American hosts - leading to an unexpected journey of awareness, struggle and hopefulness - and what can happen when we open ourselves up to help another human being.
Disclaimer: This is best enjoyed by teen & adult audiences.
"...a comment on fate, unfairness and the limitations of the supposedly indomitable human spirit."
- New York Times
FREE Inside the Civic Audition Workshop
Saturday, January 13th, 2018
ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
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ADULTS AGES 16+, GIRLS AGES 13+ ABLE TO PLAY 16
Sunday, January 21st, 2018 at 7:00pm
Monday, January 22nd, 2018 at 7:00pm
The Carver Center - Muzzi Dance Studio - 426 S Park St.
(Those auditioning are encouraged to arrive thirty minutes prior to audition time.)
Seeking an ensemble of 6 actors. 1 African American male age 20-29. 1 African American male late 20 s to early 30 s. 1 African American female 35-45. 1 Caucasian female age 40-50. 1 Caucasian female age 13+ able to play 16. 1 Caucasian male 30-40.
Production Crew positions are available for Light Board Operator, Sound Board Operator, Floor Crew, and Dressers.
Those will be asked to read from the script.
Rehearsals will be held Monday through Friday from 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM beginning
February 19th - April 5th
April 6th - April 22nd, 2018
Scripts are available and may be checked out of the Business Office with a $5.00 (cash only)
Director - KEVIN DODD
Scenic Designer - MADELINE SCHNORR
Costume/Hair/Makeup Designer - EMILY WALSH
Lighting/Sound/SFX Designer - TBA
Properties Master - STACY BARTELL
Technical Director - PHILLIP A. MILLER
Stage Manager - ASHLEIGH DOXTATER
Friday, April 6th at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 7th at 7:30pm (Post Show Creative Conversation)
Sunday, April 8th at 2:00pm
Friday, April 13th at 7:30pm (ASL Interpreted Performance)
Saturday, April 14th at 7:30pm
Sunday, April 15th at 2:00pm
Friday, April 20th at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 21stat 7:30pm
Sunday, April 22nd at 2:00pm
Lost Boy Found in Whole Foods deals honestly with violence, death, and the tragedy of civil war in the Sudan, and is best enjoyed by prepared high school students and adults.
Why We Chose This Show
As the world evolves into a more complex place, theatre can be a way to help us understand each other and become a bridge between cultures. Lost Boy Found in Whole Foods is a multifaceted and nuanced play about personal relationships and the challenges immigrants face when they adapt to living in this country. Rather than being a history lesson or moral fable about the Sudanese "Lost Boys" it portrays real human beings, with their complexities, their flaws and their need to connect to one another.
The Parish Theatre
405 W. Lovell St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
All performances in the Parish Theatre are general seating. We recommend arriving early. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
Available after 6pm in the Civic parking lot at the northeast corner of Lovell and Park Streets. There is additional parking behind the Carver Center. Street parking is available after 5pm.