March 3-5, 2021
AUDITIONS: During class in mid-October
CHRISTOPHER BOONE - a very talented 15 year old. He knows a lot about space and mathematics - he also finds people confusing and notices the tiniest details about the world around him that most people would ignore. He and his father Ed are very similar in that they are both quite stubborn and determined. The unique behaviors he presents could suggest that he is on the autistic spectrum. It is important to realize, however, that this is never mentioned directly in the play. The audience watches as Christopher investigates the killing of Wellington the dog, then travels to London to find his mother and finally takes his Maths A-level exam. During the course of his journey he learns that he can achieve anything that he puts his mind to.
ED BOONE - Christopher's father. Ed and Christopher have a loving but at times tense relationship. Ed has some very good traits, he is very patient and caring with Christopher and, like his son, he shows stubborn determination when the school initially won't allow Christopher to take his Maths A-level exam. However, on occasions Ed loses his temper with Christopher. As Christopher investigates the murder of Wellington the dog, he and the audience discover revelations that cause a complete breakdown in Ed and Christopher's relationship - it is not until the end of the play that Christopher begins to trust him again.
SIOBHAN - Christopher's teacher. Christopher talks to her about his problems and she reads the note book in which Christopher records his investigation and writes his stories. She is very encouraging and gives him advice about what he should and shouldn't do. She acts as an interesting dramatic device as sometimes she can narrate a scene as she reads from Christopher's book, other times she can appear as a calming voice in Christopher's head to guide him through a difficult situation. In a very real sense, Siobhan functions as Christopher's true parent and support system.
JUDY BOONE - Christopher's mother. At the start of the play, Christopher thinks she is a saint and was a perfect mother. As the story unfolds, he comes to realize she is just as flawed and human as his father. Judy is honest and open about her shortcomings to Christopher and she exhibits a fun-loving nature and romantic outlook on life.
ROGER SHEARS - the prime suspect in Christopher's investigation of the murder of Wellington the dog. He is the only person Christopher can think of that might not like Mrs. Shears, as they are divorced. It is evident that Roger has a short temper and a sarcastic nature.
MRS. ALEXANDER - an elderly lady who lives on Christopher's street. He sees her as a stranger and visits her during the course of his investigation. She is kind and welcoming whenever she sees Christopher but the audience might see her as a gossip.
MRS. SHEARS - one of Christopher's neighbors. She is openly rude and discourteous since Mr. Shears divorced her.
MRS. GASCOYNE - headmistress of Christopher's school. Although a kind enough woman, she is not fond of the idea of Christopher taking his Maths A-level exam at such a young age while in her school. Christopher does not care for the way she unknowingly talks down to him.
REVEREND PETERS - an affable priest and employee of the school who assists Christopher in taking his exam.
OTHERS: There are many other roles in the ensemble, including a multitude of policemen, strangers on the street, and voices that Christopher overhears. Actors will play multiple roles and change characters very quickly.