The Homecoming

The Homecoming
A Christmas Story
Based on the book by Earl Hamner, Jr.
Adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel

November 13, 14, 20, 21 - 7:30 pm
November 15, 22 - 2:30 pm
Rockingham Community College Auditorium
Advanced Technologies Building

THE HOMECOMING is based on the original novel that was the basis for the CBS TV movie that launched “The Waltons” television series. While the familiar characters remain the same, many of the names were changed for copyright reasons.  

THE HOMECOMING tells the story of young teen Clay-Boy Spencer whose father is late arriving home on a snowy Christmas Eve in 1933. While his seven brothers and sisters, mother and grandparents keep vigil, the young man goes in search of his father. Along the way, he experiences a series of hazardous, touching and hilarious adventures that include a sheriff, a general store owner, a “Robin Hood” bandit, an African American preacher, and two elderly lady bootleggers.

Director – Jon Young

Stage Manager – Barb Young

Technical Director – Andy Fuller

Costumes – Barb Young

Props - Claire Murphy

Thank you!

We appreciate all of you who auditioned! A play like The Homecoming is very specific in its casting requirements and one of our hardest tasks involves not casting each and 

every deserving actor. Please do not be disheartened if you were not cast in this show. We appreciate all the effort, willingness and talent displayed at auditions this week.

If you are 14 or older and interested in the technical/backstage functions of theatre, please contact the stage manager at

The Homecoming Cast List

Congratulations! We’re sure you’ll love getting to know and portray your character!

To accept (or decline) your role, please email: by Thursday, October 1 at 6:00 p.m.

Narrator                        Tom Murphy

Clay-Boy                      Alec Everhart

Olivia Spencer              Kathy Glendenning

Clay Spencer                Chris Everhart

Molly                            Rachael Cardwell

Becky                           Maddie Barham

Mark                            Hawk Shreve

Shirley                          Annie Daniels

Luke                             Logan Hammack

John                             Jax Barham

Pattie Cake                   Milly Cardwell

Grandpa Homer            BT Simpson

Grandma Ida                 Claire Murphy

Birdshot                        Gabriel Patterson

City Lady                      Kim Everhart

Charlie Sneed               Mike Perry

Sheriff                          Kristin Cardwell

Ike Godsey                   Robert Burchett

Rev. Dooley                  Richard Johnson

Young “Joseph”            Braeden Seacat/Colton Seacat

Young “Mary”               Natalia Bahena

Miss Emma Staples      Marilyn Swinson

Miss Etta Staples          Mollie Williams

Townspeople                Stephanie Ham, Monica Sanchez, Braeden Seacat, Colton Seacat

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