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