Peridot Theatre Inc.
29-Jul-2019 at 07:00PM
31-Jul-2019 at 07:00PM
15 Nov 2019 to 30 Nov 2019
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Author: Sarah Ruhl
Director: George Werther
Characters Summary: 4M (30s to 60s)
3F (20s to 40s)
Characters: Character detail
SHE - An actress who has come back to theatre after 20 years. She is attractive, outgoing and keen, but nervous about her comeback to a corny 1930s play, especially when her romantic male lead turns out to be her former lover. A major role for a very experienced actor. Age range mid 40s.
HE - An actor who dwells on reigniting his long past romance with SHE, who he has just been reunited with by way of casting in a corny play. He often confuses the characters in the "play within the play" will real life, as SHE does also. He is dashing and knows it. A major role for an experienced actor. Age range - 40-50.
DIRECTOR - Somewhat neurotic, and eager to please, he minimally "directs", and fancies himself as a playwright. A significant role. Age range 30s to 60s.
KEVIN, who is the Reader, and also plays the understudy, the doctor, the butler and the pimp. He is not a great "actor" in any of these roles, and is especially uncomfortable standing in for HE in romantic kissing scenes. Age range 30s to 50s. A significant role.
HUSBAND/HARRISON - A sincere man, who plays the HUSBAND in the initial play within the play, and later plays HARRISON, the real life husband of SHE. He is a safe and forgiving man to whom SHE eventually, and fondly, returns. A moderate role. Age 40s to 50s.
MILLIE/MAID/ANGELA - Multiple character roles, including SHE's sixteen year-old daughter, who has a real attitude. Several very meaty speeches. A small to moderate, but challenging role. Age 20s, but also able to play 16 year-old Angela.
MILLICENT/LAURIE - Mostly plays LAURIE, HE's school teacher girlfriend. She is a sincere and naiive young woman, who is spiritual and takes a while to realise she has been dumped. A small but meaty role. Age late 20s to 30s.
All actors will be involved in theatre "business" in the early scenes.
Audition Venue: Audition venue: Unicorn Theatre, Mount Waverley Secondary College, Lechte Road, Mount Waverley 3149
Theatre: Audition venue: Unicorn Theatre, Mount Waverley Secondary College, Lechte Road, Mount Waverley 3149
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Company Website: http://www.peridot.com.au
Synopsis: Two long-separated former lovers, both professional actors are thrust together when cast in a 1930s play - as former lovers. SHE is married to Harrison and has a daughter, Angela. HE has a school teacher girlfriend Laurie. SHE plays Ada, who is dying and calls for her former lover Johnny, played by HE, reigniting the feelings they once had for one another, just like the characters in the "play". The rehearsal and staging with the director and fellow actors leads to hilarious moments. The second act reveals another more serious play within a play, leading to SHE and HE confronting their real life situation. A mix of hilarity, confusion, and ultimately an awakening to reality.
Other Information: All cast will be required to commit to three rehearsals a week (two week nights and Sunday). Auditions will be by appointment and closed. Auditionees will be expected to be familiar with the script and standard American accents will be required. Some direction responses will be assessed. Lead roles will require actors to convincingly transition from "actors" to characters in the play within the play.
Please contact the director for more information, a copy of the script and to make an appointment for audition.