2008-08-06

Auditions with the Town and Gown Players

MOON OVER BUFFALO

Written by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Tom Tanner
Audition Dates: August 18 through August 19, 2008

The uproarious farce by the author of “Lend Me a Tenor,” that brought Carol Burnett back to Broadway. The perfect escapist evening for anyone who loves theatre. Or hates it. Or just doesn’t get it.

This is a Mainstage show (which runs October 3 through October 5 & October 9 through October 12, 2008).

The director has this to say about auditions:

For “Moon Over Buffalo,” we are looking to fill a total of eight major roles, 4 male and 4 female. Characters range in age from their 20s to their 70s. In addition to these roles, we hope to fill a fistful of small (1-2 lines, with some stage time and amusing “bits”) roles. These roles will play other actors and members of the repertory company in the play. The play is a classic slam door farce, a very physical comedy with no redeeming feature except to be REALLY funny. No acting experience is necessary, just a desire to play and a willingness to be look ridiculous for the sake of a laugh. Auditions are at 7:00 on Monday August 18 and Tuesday August 19, with call backs, if needed on August 19 at 8:00. No prepared pieces needed, we will conduct cold readings from the script, and please come dressed for movement on the stage. Feel free to email the director, Tom Tanner, at ttanner@strom.clemson.edu (or call him at 706-340-1522) for further info.

Major roles are:
George Hay: a fading stage actor in his 50s, currently performing with a small repertory company in Buffalo, NY.
Charlotte: George's wife and a fellow actor, in her 50s.
Rosalind: Roz, George & Charlotte's bright daughter, who left the stage to lead a "normal" life, in her late 20s or early 30s.
Howard: a good natured TV weatherman and Rosalind's fiancé, in his late 20s or early 30s.
Paul: likeable stage manager for George's company, and Rosalind's ex-fiancé, in his 30s.
Ethel: Charlotte's crotchety, nearly-deaf mother, an actress, in her 70s.
Richard: a lovable lawyer (?!) who is courting Charlotte, in his 50s.
Eileen: a young and lovely actress in George's company who was once George's "one-night-stand.”

The next week:

Monday & Tuesday, August 25 & 26, 2008 starting 7 pm nightly
for the Town & Gown Second Stage Production of MEANWHILE, BACK AT THE SUPER-LAIR...
a comedy of heroic proportions by Greg Kalleres

at the Athens Community Theatre off Prince Avenue, behind the historic Taylor-Grady House, less than a mile from downtown

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script: no monologues please.

Roles being cast:
THE HUMAN FLY (M), [de facto] leader of the Super-Tribe super team, facing an existential crisis that pushes him to extreme measures
LEOPARD WOMAN (F), the [once] idealistic sexpot of the team, the Human Fly's girlfriend
DARRELL (M), a young African American from the Mayor's Office sent to get the team in shape or send them packing
RHINO MAN (M), the [albeit flabby] muscle of the Super-Tribe, an overweight wreck of a man, rude and crude
SILVER STREAK (M), the [dimwitted] heart of the Super-Tribe, very serious about being a good guy but not that good at it
DR. REYNOLDS (M/F), the Human Fly's psychiatrist, who may be doing more harm than good
EDDIE "ONE ARM" MALONE (M/F) and STINKY (M/F), two thugs working for the supervillainous Eidolon plaguing Sate City

MEANWHILE, BACK THE THE SUPER-LAIR... will be performing October 17-19, 2008.
For more information contact director Steven Carroll at scar1106@gmail.com or visit www.townandgownplayers.org

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