Actors Theater of Minnesota is proud to announce auditions for their 2018 Christmas show A Hunting Shack Christmas by local playwright Jessica Lind Peterson.

Seeking talented actors of all gender identities, races, and orientations between the ages of 30 and 50. Persons of color are especially encouraged to audition. All roles in this show are paid.


Auditions will be held on Saturday, August 18 11 am-3 pm with the first round of callbacks on Sunday, August 19  from 11 am-3 pm. Final callbacks, if necessary, will be held on Saturday, August 25 11am-3pm.


Auditions will take place at the Cabaret @ Camp located at 490 N Robert St in St. Paul.


All rehearsals and performances will take place in The Cabaret @ Camp.


Rehearsals will take place on weekend mornings and select weeknight evenings starting in late October and continuing until the show opens Nov. 29.


Performances will consist of weekend evening and some weeknight evening performances running from Nov. 29 until Dec. 29.


To be considered for an audition time slot please email your most current resume and headshot to [email protected].


Show Synopsis:


2F, 3M


Charlie and Jennifer have been living for ten years in blissful suburban matrimony, but as their anniversary approaches, Charlie feels suffocated and flees to his family's hunting shack to find himself. When he arrives three days before Christmas he is shocked to find his estranged uncle Big Paul, his feisty mistress, Junie, and cousin Ham squatting at the shack running an illegal venison jerky operation. Desperate to save their marriage, Jennifer follows Charlie to the Northwoods and gets more than she bargained for.


Meanwhile, Ham announces he is marrying his internet girlfriend, a Norwegian reindeer jockey named Helge, and Junie's hot flashes flare up as she goes off the deep end. An epic snowstorm buries any chance of the five-some leaving, and things inside the shack get more heated as Ham and Charlie re-stoke a childhood feud. Can this oddball crew work together to have a Merry Christmas? A true Minnesota comedy featuring deerheads, passive aggressiveness and great big jars of unidentifiable pickled things!


Contact information

Actors Theater of Minnesota
John Haynes
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