The Merry Beggars presents the story of Benedict, twin brother of Scholastica and founder of the Benedictine order.
We are seeking nonunion actors to join us as we tell the story of this unsuspecting and countercultural monk.
In a culture absorbed in decadence after the fall of the Roman Empire, Benedict leaves his school filled with immorality and debauchery against the wishes of his own father and his own desire to remain close to a woman he admires. His twin sister, Scholastica, empathizes and encourages him.
Shortly after, Benedict meets a monk who changes the course of his life. Benedict enters a monastery, where he is ridiculed and his life is threatened. Eventually, he leaves and founds his own order along with twelve monasteries throughout Italy.
Rehearsals for Benedict are on Thursday, January 19, and Thursday, January 26, via Zoom.
All actors cast must be available for all rehearsals. Rehearsals are paid at a rate of $20.00 per hour.
Recordings for Benedict are on Monday, February 13, at our studios in Lincolnshire, Illinois. Pick-up recordings are on Wednesday, February, 15, Thursday, February 16, and Friday, February 17.
All actors must be available for all recording days and pick-up days in order to audition. There will be no adjustments made to the schedule.
Rehearsals: $20.00 per Hour
Leads: $350.00 per Day of Recording
Principals: $200.00 per Day of Recording
Supporting: $150.00 per Day of Recording