Finalizing casting for Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye”. Seeking MATURE Black male actors ages 35-55 (or you can play this age) to audition for the following roles.
Cholly is Pecola’s father, Mrs. Breedlove’s husband. Abandoned by his parents, he was raised in Georgia by his great aunt Jimmy, and he left home after her death, when he was fourteen. As a young man, Cholly is tender and curious, but marriage dulls his imagination and fatherhood dumbfounds him. He is a volatile presence in Pecola’s life, vacillating between neglect and violence.
Soaphead Church, comes from an aristocratic West Indian family of mixed race. His mother died shortly after his birth. He was well educated by his father, a strict schoolmaster. His family valued education as a means to prove that their proximity to whiteness made them superior to their blacker neighbors and countrymen. Soaphead Church is an outsider, coming as he does from a geographically and racially exotic background. He is the town “Reader, Adviser, and Interpreter of Dreams.” He is tolerated but not trusted, for he is known to have pedophilic tendencies with young girls.
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