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Auditions Terra Nova
Terra Nova By Ted Tally
Directed by Michelle M. Aguillon
Auditions: SEPTEMBER Monday 17 & Wednesday 19, 2018 Callbacks To Be Announced.
Auditions by appointment only. Starting at 7pm. Contact the Michelle firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule. Cold readings will be used at auditions, please be familiar with the play. Actors of all ethnicities and ages are encouraged to audition. The character do require British accents.
Production Dates: JANUARY 25, 26 and FEBRUARY 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 2019
Captain Robert Falcon Scott 40s
Roald Amundsen 40s-60s
Kathleen Bruce Scott 30s
Lieutenant Henry Robertson ‘Birdie’ Bowers 30s-40s
Dr. Edward Adrian ‘Bill’ Wilson 40s-50s
Captain Lawrence Edward Grace ‘Titus’ Oates 40s
Petty Officer Edgar Evans 30s-40s
Terra Nova tells the story of the disastrous Robert Scott race with Norwegian Roald Amundsen to be the first to the South Pole in the early 20th century forms the dramatic core of this Obie-winning play. With chilling intensity, it captures the awesome bravery of men, driven by the British code of honor and pride, and by Scott’s aristocratic sense of destiny and command.
Drawn from the journals and letters found on the frozen body of Captain Scott, the action of the play blends scenes of the explorer and his men at various stages of their ordeal, with flashbacks of Scott and his young wife, and with fateful glimpses of his Norwegian rival, Roald Amundsen, whose party beat him to the South Pole. Refusing the use of sled dogs as unsporting, Scott and his team struggle to drag their heavy gear across a frozen wasteland, only to find that Amundsen has preceded them to their goal.
But it is the tragic trip back, as the members of the expedition die one by one, capturing with chilling intensity, the bravery of men who must accept the bitter knowledge that suffering, and death will be the only reward for their heroism.
Quannapowitt Players Celebrates it’s 81st Season!