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Production: 'A Barefooted Easter' (See both roles)

Sister Lillian (Supporting)

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Production Details

Casting "A Barefooted Easter," a 10 minute play that takes place in a 1962 Jim Crow Mississippi, one day away from Easter Sunday, when Alberta Mae Johnson has a hundred things to d...more

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Female, ages 30-65, African American

Role Description

Sister Lillian: (Supporting) is a church woman born and raised in Jim Crow Mississippi. A bit of a gossip. Actresses for this role will be considered for two non-speaking roles which may require simple dance movements and the ability to carry a tune. A spiritual may be required, but only for the two non-speaking roles.

Sister Lillian Sides

SISTER LILLIAN
Good morning, Sister Alberta Mae. I see my daughter isn’t the only one outgrowing her Easter shoes.

ALBERTA MAE
Sister Lillian, how you feeling this morning? I’ve told this girl that we can’t afford for her to keep on growing. Just last week I had to take down the hem in all of her dresses.

SISTER LILLIAN
Somebody needs to tell Sister Martha to do the same thing. Her daughter Ruthie Mae be running around town showing all her business.

ALBERTA MAE
Sister Lillian, don’t try and get me to gossiping one day before Jesus is suppose to rise up from the dead.

SISTER LILLIAN
It ain’t gossip if it’s true. Good morning, Margaret.

MARGARET
Good morning, Miss Lillian.

(MR. LEWIS enters with a shoe-box and the tracing.)

MR. LEWIS
Well, should I be expecting a rush of colored women looking for Easter shoes this morning?

SISTER LILLIAN
You may want to check that inventory, Mr. Lewis. These children are growing like weeds around here, especially Sister Martha’s daughter. How you doing this morning, sir?

MR. LEWIS
Just fine. That’s five dollars, Alberta Mae.

SISTER LILLIAN
Margaret, I know my Sally would die if she wasn’t wearing the same Easter shoes as you. Mr. Lewis, I’ll take the same ones please. Here’s the tracing of my daughter’s foot for the correct size.