Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Flexible Cast Size
Cast Type: Mainly Men
Dance Requirements: None

Character Breakdown

Cockian
A clown, off-beat comic, with a good heart. He is selling protection to Jews & Christians to keep them out of detention camps. He later plays the role of the dead Philemon and it may be his last chance to make anything of himself.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Marcus
Commander of the Roman. Garrison, sharp, worldly, bemused and yet fanatical. He is on the search for a Christian Leader. His prime focus is to continue to catch and execute more Christians.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 50
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Servillus
A sergeant. He is rough, terse, obedient and an adjutant to the Commander. He will do anything for his leader and will not stop until he succeeds.
Gender: male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Andos
A prisoner, likable, promising and a young convert to Christianity. He has managed to accidentally escape execution and endears himself to Cockian leading him to the underground Christian network.
Gender: male
Age: 18 to 20
Vocal range top: Gb5
Vocal range bottom: D4
Kiki
A clown; buxom, sexy, insecure. This is Cockian's 'other half ' in his clown act and also his lover who later turns on him.
Gender: female
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3
Marsyas
The beautiful deceased wife of Cockian. She longs for a child with him even though he feels they are too poor to have one.
Gender: female
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: F#5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Woman
Dignified, deep faith, strong-souled and wife of the underground leader. She meets Cockian in his prison cell, unties him and tells him he must now lead the people.
Gender: female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: G#3
Ensemble
Chorus, Prisoners