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About the Cast

The play "If the Creek Don't Rise" is an ensemble production with all cast members assuming multiple roles in addition to their "core" roles as members of a modern-day family that is delving into its past.

The ensemble consists of 3 men, 3 women (one African-American), and one "10-year-old" girl.


Hint: The more instruments each cast member plays, the easier staging will be.

Ben

("Dad"), a divorced father and washed-up í70ís musician who hasnít been much help with the kids or the bills. (Ben should be a baritone or bass and must play acoustic folk-style guitar.) Range: Low G to middle E.

Rhonda

("Mom"), bitterly resents the hardships Benís lifestyle and eventual leaving has caused, but even more wishes he would be a better father to the children. (Rhonda may be an alto or low soprano. It also helps if she can play piano; however she canít be the only piano player.) Range: Low G to middle D

James

The married son, owns a guitar-making shop and thinks Ben resents that he didnít do "more with his life." (James should be a tenor and must play acoustic folk-style guitar. It also helps if he can play piano, drums, flute, violin, and or banjo.) Range: C to F.

Roberta

Jamesí wife, an African-American woman who thinks James should work harder to get along with his father. (She should be an alto or low soprano. It also helps if she can play piano; however she canít be the only piano player.) Range C to E.

Stephanie

A college student with biting humor. (It would help if she could play flute, violin, bass guitar, and or banjo.) Range B to F.

Curtis

("Curt"), a laid-back history major friend of Stephanie's. (He should be able to play bass, and it would help if he could play guitar and drums.) Range A to E

Elly

A late-in-life daughter, ingratiating, and a little spoiled, about 11 years old. High note: F#


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