Auditions for November

Announcing Auditions for November – the play, not the month!

What better way to survive this year’s mid-term elections than by staging a political satire by David Mamet?

Sunday June 22 and Monday June 23 at 7PM

Directed by Chip Sheeran the show opens the 2014-2015 season at Quannapowitt Playhouse, running October 10 through October 25 -just in time for Elections!

Character descriptions:

Charles Smith (Male, 45-65) – President of the United States.  Self-centered and opportunistic, facing a loss in the upcoming election he is planning on how to fill his personal coffers as well as make sure there is enough for his “legacy” (Presidential Library).  Although shallow, he is shrewd and an effective deal maker.  He is very high energy and bounces from working one angle to the next.

Archer Brown (Male, 35-65) – The president’s legal advisor.  More controlled than Smith, he is a counterpoint to the president’s sometimes manic energy.  Clearly familiar with the way the President works, he possesses an ease that suggests he knows what the President will say before he says it…or what he should say before the President says the wrong thing.

Turkey Guy (Male, 30-55) – Representative of the National Turkey and Turkey Products Manufacturers.  He is there for a ceremony to “pardon” a turkey as Thanksgiving approaches and to provide the President with a “gratuity” for performing the pardon.  Less experienced in politics than Charles and Archer.

Clarice Bernstein (Female, 30-50) – A talented speech writer, she seems to be resigned to the president’s losing the upcoming election, and looking at what her life will be when he does.  Likely an idealist at the outset of her career, she is not as jaded as most in Washington, but she’s quickly heading in that direction.

Dwight Grackle (Male, 40-70) – Native American, specifically identified in the script as Micmac.  Brought in as part of Charles’ designs to redefine Thanksgiving as leverage over the turkey industry, Grackle has a plan of his own on his mind.

Readings will be from the script. Rehearsals will kick off in mid-August with a break around Labor Day.

Please contact the director at chip_sheeran@yahoo.com with any questions, or for a copy of the script.

  

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