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On Borrowed Times Auditions-New York City, NY - Casting ID # 1582147
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location New York City, NY Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 10-09-18
Audition Date 12-10-18 Submission deadline 12-09-18
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Gramps is idolized by his young grandson, Pud, who models his every action after the old man. But Gramps' salty expressions and rough behavior are frowned upon by both the strait-laced Aunt Demetria and Granny, so Aunt Demetria comes to live with them, hoping she can steer the boy in the right direction. Death, in the form of Mr. Brink, comes to claim Gramps but is forcibly sent about his business. Still, he manages to take Granny instead and later returns for Gramps, who outwits Brink by trapping him up an apple tree, thus suspending Death throughout the universe. Aunt Demetria, who can't see Mr. Brink in the tree, tries to prove that Gramps is insane in order to get legal possession of Pud. Matters come to a climax when one of the townspeople tries to take Gramps to an institution and is shot. But the victim refuses to die, and the others plead with Gramps to release Brink so that the world can resume its normal cycle. At this moment, Brink tricks Pud into climbing the tree, and the boy falls, fatally injuring himself. In order not to be separated from Pud, Gramps allows Brink to come down from the tree and willingly goes with him to the gates of Eternity where he is greeted by his beloved Granny, scolding him as usual. Granny, scolding him as

Role # 1 Gramps
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A stubborn, quick-witted, grandfather. Impatient with almost everything - except Granny and his adored grandson Pud. Determined to keep Pud out of the Demetria's hands, he goes so far as to outsmart Death (Mr. Brink) in order to stay alive.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 65 to 89

Role # 2 Granny
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A kind and warm-hearted, she's the type of woman who understands the distinction between "good deeds" and "leadin' a Christian life." She believes that people are innately good and decent, and she shapes her life around church-going values. She has been exasperated by Gramps throughout their long married life together, but though she would never say it she wouldn't change a thing about him.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 65 to 89

Role # 3 Aunt Demetria Riffle
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Pud's aunt. Referred to by Grams as a "battle-ax" and by Granny as "a God-fearing woman," she is truly a harpy incarnate. Judgmental, rigid and puritanical; the kind of woman who talks about "Christian comfort" but offers no personal warmth orunderstanding. Constantly butts heads with Gramps, whom she believes to be a bad influence on Pud. When she learns of Pud's hefty inheritance, she is determined to take sole custody of him and maneuver things to her own advantage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 60 to 69

Role # 4 Mr. Brink
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He is the personification of Death. By appearance, you'd think he was just a normal man in this small town. Just doing his job, he's seen it all and has a dry sense of humor as well as inherent darkness about him.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 69

Role # 5 Marcia Giles
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She is a young woman who has come to help Granny and Gramps after the death of Pud's parents. Friendly and polite, innocent and optimistic. Has great affection for the Northrups. Very much in love with her fiance and enthusiastic about getting married and starting a life for herself. Although she can seem tentative, she is deeply protective of Gramps and Pud, and reveals herself to be surprisingly daring when they are in trouble.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 20 to 29

Role # 6 Dr. Evans
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A small town doctor and a good friend to Gramps. A kind man, but he takes his job seriously. He sees the consequences of things, but he understands people, too; he's more reasonable than simply pragmatic. When he's confronted with something inexplicable like Death being trapped in an apple tree he tries to understand it through empirical proof. He wants always to do what's right.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 69

Role # 7 Mr. Pilbeam
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Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 69

Role # 8 Mr. Grimes
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Gender: Male
Age: from 30 to 69

Role # 9 Boy/Pud
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Gender: Male
Age: from 10  to Any

Role # 10 Sheriff
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Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 69

Role # 11 Workman 1
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Gender: Male
Age: from 20 to 64

Role # 12 Workman 1
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Gender: Male
Age: from 20 to 64