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Auditions: The Crucible and One Man, Two Guvnors

The Crucible, By Arthur Miller

Directed by David MacPherson

Performance Dates: November 18-December 3

Audition Dates:

Saturday, September 3, 1-4 p.m. and

Sunday, September 4, 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Callbacks will be held Saturday, September 6, at 6:30 p.m.

Please arrange for an audition slot by contacting the director David MacPherson at davidpaulmacpherson@gmail.com.

No “drop-in” auditions will be allowed.

If you would like, you can do a prepared piece: however, no longer than 90 seconds; you will be stopped at that time. You may be also required to read a short excerpt from the play during the audition. Please familiarize yourself with the language style. Please DO NOT do something from The Crucible.

It is essential that you have read The Crucible before auditioning. Rehearsal packages may be picked up at the Langham Court Theatre office during

office hours or online at www.langhamtheatre.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/The-Crucible.pdf

NOTE: If you are reading the script on your computer, you may have to rotate the image by right-clicking and select “rotate clockwise”

THE CHARACTERS

Reverend Parris: Minister in Salem. He believes a faction plans to force him to leave Salem, so he attempts to strengthen his authority through the witch trial proceedings.
Betty Parris:
Parris’ daughter. Her father discovers her dancing in the woods, and she later accuses individuals of practicing witchcraft.
Abigail Williams:
Parris’ niece. She instigates the witch trials. Leader of the girls.
Tituba:
Parris’ slave. Parris discovers her with the girls in the woods.
Mrs. Ann Putnam:
Wife of Thomas Putnam. She believes that a witch is responsible for the deaths of her seven infant children.
Thomas Putnam:
A landowner in Salem.
Ruth Putnam:
The Putnams’ daughter.
Mary Warren: Servant to the Proctors. She goes along with Abigail and the girls.
Mercy Lewis: Servant to the Putnams and friend to Abigail. She participates in the trials.
John Proctor: Salem farmer and former lover of Abigail’s. He openly denounces Parris and does not attend church.
Elizabeth Proctor: Wife of John Proctor.
Reverend Hale: Minister in Beverly. The people of Salem summon him to investigate.
Rebecca Nurse: Wife of Francis Nurse. One of the most respected individuals in Salem.
Francis Nurse: Farmer and landowner in Salem. He is a respected member of the community often called upon to settle disagreements between individuals.
Susanna Walcott: Friend to Abigail. She also takes part in the trials.
Giles Corey: Elderly inhabitant of Salem.
Sarah Good: Beggar in Salem.
Judge Hathorne: A judge in the Salem court.
Deputy Governor Danforth: A special judge serving in the Salem court during the witch trials.
Ezekial Cheever: Appointed by the court to assist in arresting accused individuals.
Marshal Herrick: Appointed by the court to arrest the accused individuals.
Hopkins: Jailer.

 

One Man, Two Guvnors

By Richard Bean / Directed by Roger Carr

Performance Dates: January 20-February 4

Audition Dates:
Friday, September 16, 7-10 pm. Be prepared to stay for the entire audition period.
Saturday, September 17, 1-4 pm. 
Be prepared to stay for the entire audition period.

Callbacks will be held Sunday, September 18, 1-4 pm.

 One Man, Two Guvnors sets the characters and situation in Brighton, England in 1963 and is a slapstick romp with elements of Commedia, slapstick, farce and vaudeville. Accents at auditions would be delightful and help is at hand. We do have a skiffle band in the show and they perform numerous songs. The cast will also sing one or two numbers but this singing is incidental to the acting and won’t be part of the audition.

The following scenes will be worked during the audition:

Character Pages

Lloyd, Dangle, Charlie (Pauline,Dolly bits) pages 13-16

Lloyd, Rachel (Skip Charlie)  pages 23-24

Stanley, Frances – pages 25-27

Alan, Frances, Stanley – pages 29-31

Frances, Rachel – pages  35-36

Rachel, Pauleen (Charlie bits) – pages 39-42

Gareth, Alfie, Frances – pages 44-45

Alan, Dangle, Charlie – pages 60-62

Dolly, Frances – pages 65-69

CHARACTERS:

Pauline (20+): Cockney. “They can’t make bricks thicker.”

Rachel (20+): London accent. Sharp. Plays dead brother Rosco.

Dolly (20+): Servant. Bright and a tease.

Frances (30+): Working class. Harliquino. Easily distracted. Physical comedy.

Stanley (20+): Upper class. Public (Eton’esque) school values.

Gareth (30+): Neutral accent. In charge head waiter.

Alfie (80+): But will cast a young, agile male. Neutral accent.

Lloyd (40+): London/Jamaican.

Alan (20+): Upper class striving to be working class. “Actor.”

Charlie (50 +): Cockney. Retired gangster.

Harry (50 +): Upper class. Crooked lawyer.

A variety of company characters will be pulled from the above auditions.

Scripts are available at www.langhamtheatre.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/One-Man-Two-Guvnors-ACT-I.pdf.

and www.langhamtheatre.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/One-Man-Two-Guvnors-ACT-II.pdf

NOTE: If you are reading the script on your computer, you may have to rotate the image by right-clicking and select “rotate clockwise”

Please direct any questions to either Roger Carr (director) at rcarr@shaw.ca or Gil Henry (producer) at gilhenry448@gmail.com.