Upcoming Auditions at Oyster Mill Playhouse
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Directed by Lois Heagy
What ho! Bertie Wooster inflicts his charming ineptitude on America when he adventures across the pond armed only with his handsome fortune, talent for trouble, and his remarkable manservant Jeeves. But when a childhood friend gets Bertie mixed up with a vengeful thug named “Knuckles” McCann, he ends up mistakenly engaged to the meddling Vivienne Duckworth. Even the illustrious Jeeves may not be up to the task. Based on the stories and characters of Jeeves & Wooster created by P.G. Wodehouse.
Cast of Characters:
BERTRAM WILBERFORCE WOOSTER (BERTIE) – Our hapless hero, embarked on an American adventure armed only with his handsome fortune, his talent for trouble, and his remarkable manservant.
JEEVES – Bertie’s valet and, in Bertie’s words, “one of the wonders of the world.”
NIGEL BINGHAM-BINKERSTETH (BINKY) – Bertie’s stage-struck, love-struck school chum, also residing in New York these days despite being intended for diplomatic service in Washington.
RUBY LEROY – An ambitious young actress and the object of Binky’s desire. Has to able to sing well enough to make the audience believe she is in the chorus of a Broadway show.
“KNUCKLES” MCCANN – A tough guy of dubious reputation who has taken an active paternal interest in Miss LeRoy’s career. At least, she’s been heard to address him as “Daddy.”
VIVIENNE DUCKWORTH – A bespectacled, serious-minded Englishwoman (sent by Aunt Agatha) on her first visit to the States to research her book and keep an eye on Bertie. She is all too well acquainted with Bertie and Binky and has a low opinion of both.
From the Director:
- Actors will read from the script.
- All roles will be auditioned.
- There are no “playing” ages listed, as there are none in the actual script and will be up to the discretion of the director.
- No matter how ridiculous, the dilemmas of these exceedingly silly people (not you, Jeeves) are dreadfully serious to them.
Performance Dates: 8/16/19 – 9/1/19 | Audition Dates: 6/9/19 & 6/10/19
Directed by Michael Hosler
One of Tennessee Williams’ more famous works and his personal favorite, the play won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1955. Set in the “plantation home in the Mississippi Delta” of Big Daddy Pollitt, a wealthy cotton tycoon, the play examines the relationships among members of Big Daddy’s family, primarily between his son Brick and Maggie the “Cat”, Brick’s wife. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof features motifs such as social mores, greed, superficiality, mendacity, decay, sexual desire, repression and death.
Brick Pollitt: Brick is in his late 20’s and a former star athlete. Following the death of his close friend Skipper, he has depressively withdrawn from the world behind a screen of alcohol. He refuses to sleep with his wife Maggie. His struggle with Skipper’s death and their deep friendship raise questions of his sexuality in his interactions with Maggie and Big Daddy.
Maggie Pollitt: She is in her 20’s and the “cat”. She is an attractive and tenacious woman determined to win back her husband’s affection. She is also determined that Brick will inherit the family plantation. She knows that if she and Brick have a child, this would help her cause.
Big Daddy: (60’s) A self-made man and proud of it. He has been married to Big Mama for over forty years and he can not stand the sight of her, even though she is devoted to him. His favorite son is Brick and he wants to help Brick stop drinking. Big Daddy is suffering from terminal cancer, but the truth is being kept from him by the family. He finds out the truth from Brick and he is angry at the lie he has been told by the rest of the family.
Big Mamma: (60’s) Wife of Big Daddy. A vulgar but sincere woman who wears expensive, flashy gems. She talks a lot and laughs a lot, mainly at herself, in an attempt to cover up the hurt she feels at her rejection by Big Daddy. She loves her husband despite his attitude toward her. In spite of the adversity she faces, Big Mama tries to hold her family together.
Gooper Pollitt: (late 30’s) Big Daddy’s eldest son, Mae’s husband a corporate lawyer. He is plotting to ensure that he and Mae inherit the family plantation. Gooper claims to love his father, but later admits he has always resented the fact that Big Daddy prefers Brick.
Mae Pollitt: (30’s) Gooper’s wife and the mother of five children and a sixth on the way. Mae is determined to ensure that she and Gooper inherit the Pollitt plantation. She is in a fierce contest with Maggie over this issue.
Doctor Baugh: (50’s/60’s) He is the Pollitt family doctor and is involved in the plan to keep the truth from Big Daddy.
Reverend Tooker: (40’s-70’s) He is the local preacher who attends Big Daddy’s birthday party. He wants to ensure that his church receives a gift from the Pollitt estate when Bid Daddy dies. Big Daddy has no time from him.
Pollitt Children: (4-12) 3 male/2 female. Two of the children have a few lines, but all the children will play, sing and cause commotion. Limited number of rehearsals required.
Genre: Drama Performance Dates: 9/27/19 – 10/13/19 | Audition Dates: 7/21/19 & 7/22/19
Directed by Beverly Spangler
Bringing Charles Dickens’ beloved novel to life, Lionel Bart’s Oliver! takes audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England. Join young, orphaned Oliver Twist as he navigates the London’s underworld of theft and violence, searching for a home, a family, and – most importantly – for love. When Oliver is picked up on the street by a boy named the Artful Dodger, he is welcomed into a gang of child pickpockets led by the conniving, but charismatic, Fagin. When Oliver is falsely accused of a theft he didn’t commit, he is rescued by a kind and wealthy gentleman, to the dismay of Fagin’s violent sidekick, Bill Sykes. Caught in the middle is the warm-hearted Nancy, who is trapped under Bill’s thumb, but desperate to help Oliver, with tragic results. With spirited, timeless songs like “As Long as He Needs Me,” “Food, Glorious Food,” and “Where is Love,” Oliver! is a musical classic. Genre: Musical
Performance Dates: 11/8/19 – 11/24/19 | Audition Dates: 8/25/19 & 8/26/19