Auditions

Mark your calendar for these THREE great audition opportunities coming up (scroll down for details about each)!
September 24-25, 2018: Who Am I This Time?
October 28-29, 2018: Oleanna
November 11-12, 2018: Wonder of the World

 

1) AUDITIONS for
“WHO AM I THIS TIME? (AND OTHER CONUNDRUMS OF LOVE)”
by Aaron Posner, adapted from stories by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Directed by Bernadette Haas Jones
Greenspace Center, 815 Market St, Lewisburg
Auditions: Mon, Sept 24 & Tues Sept 25, 7:00-9:00pm
To be performed Nov 9-18 in Lewisburg

Who Am I This Time? (And Other Conundrums of Love) by Aaron Posner is an adaptation of three short stories (“Long Walk to Forever,” “Who Am I This Time?” and “Go Back to Your Precious Wife and Son”) by famed author Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., woven into a magical, funny and family-friendly evening of theatre.  Set on the stage of a small-town community theatre, this heartwarming show has been described as a “delightful, lyrical piece of love and simpler times” that showcases Vonnegut’s unique wit and insight.  The show is traditionally performed with 7-12 people playing 14 different characters, so casting is flexible.  Auditioners can drop in for either audition session, and do not need to prepare material but should bring calendars to indicate conflicts with potential rehearsal dates.  Auditions will consist of readings from the script and some improvisation.

Main Characters for “WHO AM I THIS TIME?” (as described in the script; age ranges are just suggestions):

  • Tom Newton, 40’s, our friend, narrator, and guide
  • Kate Newton, 40’s, Tom’s wife, a homemaker and community theatre actress
  • Newt, 20’s, a young soldier in love
  • Joey “Doodles” Brookes, 20s, a young stage manager
  • John Murra, 20’s, George’s resentful son
  • Catherine, 20s, a young woman shortly before her wedding
  • Helene Shaw, 20s, a telephone girl, new to town
  • Paula Newton, 20’s, Tom and Kate’s concerned daughter
  • Harry Nash, 30s, shy, hardware-store clerk
  • Roy Crocker, Jr., 30s, a plumber
  • Verne Miller, 30s-40s, hardware store owner, likes to think of himself as an actor
  • George Murra, 30’s-40’s, a writer, recovering from a midlife crisis
  • Doris Sawyer, 40’s-50’s, an over-powering librarian and community theatre director
  • Gloria Hilton, 40’s-50’s, a glamorous (but aging) movie star

2) AUDITIONS for
“OLEANNA”
by David Mamet
Directed by Peter Wiley
Greenspace Center, 815 Market St, Lewisburg
Auditions: Sun, Oct 28 @ 3-5pm, Mon, Oct 29 @ 7-9pm
To be performed April 5-14, 2019 in LewisburgOLEANNA has been hailed as Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet’s most controversial drama, with electrifying dialogue and blazing emotion.  In this riveting drama, a college professor and his female student become embroiled in a war of words that takes a dangerous turn.  Please note that this show will not be performed until the spring (April 2019), but auditions are being held in November 2018 to allow actors additional time with the script, as there are only two roles and both are very dialogue-intensive.  Understudies may also be cast.  As with the above shows, auditioners can drop in for either audition session, and do not need to prepare material but will be asked to read from the script and should bring calendars to indicate conflicts with potential rehearsal dates.Characters for “OLEANNA”:

  • John – a college professor, age 35-45
  • Carol – a college student, age 19-22

3) AUDITIONS for
“WONDER OF THE WORLD”
by David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Jove Graham
Greenspace Center, 815 Market St, Lewisburg
Auditions: Sun, Nov 11 & Mon, Nov 12, 7:00-9:00pm
To be performed Feb 8-17, 2019 in Lewisburg

Wonder of the World is a hilarious, wild and crazy ensemble comedy by David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole, Fuddy Meers).  When Cass discovers a dirty little secret in her husband’s sweater drawer, it is so shocking that she has no choice but to flee to the honeymoon capital of the world, Niagara Falls, in a frantic search for the life that she thinks she missed out on.  Cass embarks on a journey of self-discovery that has her crossing paths with a blithely suicidal alcoholic, a lonely tour-boat captain, a pair of amateur private detectives, and a strange caper involving a gargantuan jar of peanut butter and an unusual collection of Barbie dolls.  The show is traditionally performed with 4 women (one of whom plays 6 roles) and 3 men.  Auditioners can drop in for either audition session, and do not need to prepare material but should bring calendars to indicate conflicts with potential rehearsal dates.

Characters for “WONDER OF THE WORLD”:

  • Cass Harris – a woman anxious to start a new life
  • Kip Harris – her husband, of a similar age
  • Lois Coleman – a little older than Cass, an alcoholic with a barrel
  • Karla – a semi-retired woman who dabbles as a private investigator
  • Glen – Karla’s husband, also a dabbler in the P.I. business
  • Captain Mike – captain of the Maid of the Mist tour boat
  • Barbara (a happy tourist), Helicopter Pilot, 3 Waitresses, Janie (a psychologist who also works as a birthday party clown) – all played by one actress

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