Celebrating our 93rd season
THE CURIOUS SAVAGE by John Patrick
Directed by Ed Knights
who: Need 5 men & 6 women, ages flexible, at the director's discretion.A play is a group undertaking and the director will decide the bestcomplement of actors for the play.
Here are brief role descriptions, descriptions may be flexible. If you are older or younger than the part suggests, or shorter or taller or plumper or thinner than stated, do not let that stop you from auditioning.
The Guests (patients of the asylum)
Florence-late 20s, somewhat elegant
Hannibal-30ish, pink, plump, cherubic
Fairy Mae-early 20s, slender
Jeffrey-mid 20s, handsome
Mrs. Paddy-middle aged, of awesome ferocity
Titus-age not mentioned, probably 30s/40s, a senator
Samuel-age not mentioned, probably 30s/40s
Lily Belle-tall, slender, chic, assured, but has trouble turning 40
Ethel (Mrs. Savage)-hard to determine exact age from her appearance, diminutive, fragile
Miss Wilhelmina-mid 20s
Doctor Emmett-middle agedwhen: Sunday, July 23 at 6 pm & Wednesday, July 26 at 7 pmThursday, July 27 at 7 pm for callbacks if requiredwhere: Alumni Center for the Performing Arts at Applewild School,98 Prospect Street, Fitchburg(Park along the side of the building, entrance is in the back.)what: Mrs. Savage has been left ten million dollars by her husband and wants to make the best use of it, in spite of the efforts of her grown-up stepchildren to get their hands on it. The stepchildren commit her to a "sanatorium" hoping to change her mind.Rehearsal days not set yet - rehearsal dates will depend on best days for cast, please bring conflicts to auditions.Performance Dates: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays Sept 29 - Oct 8If you'd like to audition but simply cannot make one of the auditions, please contact us at [email protected].Visit strattonplayers.com for audition forms and for audition FAQs.
Stratton auditions are open to anyone, regardless of previous theatre experience. For more information, or to be added to our mailing list for audition notifications, email us at [email protected], call us at 978-345-6066 or ?like? us on Facebook!
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How do I know what the play is about?
You can usually find scripts at your local library. You may also go to www.cwmars.org to check your local library's catalog.
I’m a little older than the casting requirement, can I still audition?
Yes, you can still audition. Ages are flexible, at the director’s discretion. A play is a group undertaking and the director will decide the best complement of actors for the play.
What are auditions like?
Auditions are open, with no appointment necessary. But, it is best to arrive as close to the stated start time, as the director will welcome you and talk about the play and the cast needed. You will usually read excerpts of the director’s choosing. Monologues not generally necessary, unless stated in the audition notice. You will generally get to read several excerpts, possibly of different characters, not necessarily the character you’re auditioning for.
I really want to audition, but I’m unavailable both times, what can I do?
Let us know. On rare occasions, the director may set up a pre-arranged time for you to audition.
Do I have to be a member to audition?
No, auditions are open for all.
Do I have to become a member if I am cast in the play?
No, but chances are that someone will speak to you about the advantages of membership.
When are the rehearsals?
Rehearsals are typically three days a week, usually two evenings and one weekend day, Saturday morning or Sunday afternoon or evening. The director will poll the cast for those times when everyone is available. (There may be extra rehearsals during production week.)
I still have some questions, who should I e-mail?
Send an e-mail to [email protected] for more information.