Walking Across Egypt Auditions

A black and white dog looking into a window at a wicker rocker

This is a beautiful and funny show. Mattie has reached a point in her life where she thinks she has no more purpose, until a juvenile delinquent comes along to change her mind.

  • Auditions: Sunday, April 25th, 2:00 PM
  • Rehearsals: Sundays, 2:00 PM and Mondays-Thursdays, 7:00 PM
  • Tech Rehearsals: June 1, 2, and 3
  • Show Dates: June 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 18, 19 and 20
  • Email director@ennispublictheatre.com with questions


MATTIE RIGSBEE: a spunky 78-year-old Baptist with mad cooking skills

ROBERT RIGSBEE: her 53-year-old son, single, collects lamps

ALORA SWANSON: 50s, Mattie's soap-opera-loving neighbor

FINNER SWANSON: 50s, Alora's gun-toting husband

LAMAR BENFIELD: late 20s, a dogcatcher

WESLEY BENFIELD: 16, Lamar's nephew and a car thief

REVEREND BASS: 40s, the minister of Listre Baptist

SHERIFF TILLMAN: 40s, the town sheriff

(Many of these characters can have flexible ages. Please email director@ennispublictheatre.com if you are wondering if there is a part for your age and category.)

Setting: the small town of Listre, North Carolina, 1984

Set: Mattie Rigsbee's kitchen and living room and a common area that represents the church, the Swanson's house, and the prison yard, among other things