160 Main St., Route 101
Marlborough NH 03455 US
P.O. Box 336
Keene, NH 03431 US
THE DINING ROOM
by A.R. Gurney
Directed by Tyler Strickland
SUNDAY. AUGUST 12th 3:00PM - 6:00PM
MONDAY, AUGUST 13th 6:30PM - 8:30PM
at 49 Community Way Keene, NH
(diagonally across from the Monadnock Co-op)
Auditions will consist of readings of selected scenes from the play. Actors will be asked to read for a wide range of roles, including those against type and gender. Actors’ ability to inhabit the physicality and traits of different characters is more important that the visual realism of their portrayals.
Please bring your theater resumé or list your theater experience. Be prepared to list ALL schedule conflicts between August 20 and November 11.
CONTACT TYLER STRICKLAND IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PRODUCTION, OR WOULD LIKE TO AUDITION BUT CANNOT ATTEND AUGUST 12 OR 13.
6 actors portray 56 characters across 18 stories, all centered around the heart of theAmerican home.
The Dining Room is a mosaic of interrelated scenes, some funny, some touching,
some sorrowful. Taken together, A.R. Gurney’s mural of different stories create a complex portrait of the changing reality for the American middle class. The actors (three men, three women) change roles, personalities and ages as they portray a wide variety of characters. From little boys to stern grandparents, giggling teenagers to downtrodden spouses. Each vignette introduces the audience to a new set of people, and how their relationships and challenges revolve around the family dining room: a father lectures his son on grammar and politics; a boy returns from boarding school to discover his mother's infidelity; an aging grandmother doesn't recognize her own sons at Christmas dinner; a daughter, her marriage in ruins, pleads futilely to return home, and many others. Weaving together smoothly and swiftly, the varied scenes coalesce in a theatrical experience of exceptional range, compassionate humor, and abundant humanity.
3 MEN AND 3 WOMEN (Additional actors may be added to cast)
AGE-FLEXIBLE, PLAYING MULTIPLE ROLES AND AGE RANGES
**If you would like to look at some of the various roles and script sides for the audition, please find the link here: https://goo.gl/yWnQAi
6 PERFORMANCE DATES:
NOVEMBER 2, 3,4, 9, 10, 11.
LORD FAUNTLEROY'S TALE
starring David Beemer
Written and Directed By Greg Pratt
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th - 2:00-4:00PM
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1st - 2:00-4:00PM
at The Marlborough Community House.
· Cold readings.
. A memorized monologue of your own choosing
(no longer than 2 minutes) would be appreciated.
· Be prepared to list all rehearsal conflicts on audition form.
· Read through will be in October with rehearsals beginning in January.
For audition information please contact Director Greg Pratt,
A community theater troupe attempting to put on a Shakespeare-esque production runs into a bit of a problem as it's five minutes past curtain and their lead actor, David Beemer, hasn't shown up! A quick-witted comedy that will keep its cast and audience on their toes!
CAST OF CHARACTERS:
AGE RANGES FROM FOR MEN AND WOMEN FROM
20'S TO 60'S
SAL FORTUNATE (M or F)- Director and stage manager. Doing the best s/he can under the circumstances.
DAVID BEEMER- A big-time movie star.
JERRY THOMAS- Actor who plays Lord Throwback. Throwback is a pompous bore; Jerry's a pretty nice guy.
PHIL RABBIN- Actor who plays Lord Foppie. Foppie is a pretty-boy womanizer; Phil is a foul-mouthed plumber. Despite his abrasive nature, he's friendly to everyone in the cast.
OLIVER BROWN- Actor who plays Lord Whinge. Whinge is an older man that the other lords look to for advice. Oliver is nervous about the play.
MOLLY DUMOINS- Actor who plays Lady Marianne. Marianne is a classical ingenue, a young lady looking for love. Molly only tried out for the part so she could kiss David Beemer, and she's not happy with his replacement.
ELIZABETH JUYELL - Actors who plays Dame Esmerelda. Esmerelda is a severe woman intent on shielding her niece from the advances of the lords. Elizabeth is sweet and kind, a veteran of this community's productions.
SASHA THOMAS- Actor who plays The Maid. The maid is quick-witted and takes good care of Dame Esmerelda and her estate. Sasha is a helpful, motherly woman, a peacemaker in the cast.
STAN JACOBS- Stan was only supposed to have one line... And now he has to play the lead. He's in near-constant state of panic.
JAMES JOHNSON- Stagehand. He's responsible for hanging the lights and is learning how to be a Stagehand.
CLARA DENTON-Stagehand. She's seen it all, and is always there to help when Sal needs her to.