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Witness For the Prosecution
by A.R. GURNEY
Newport Theatre Arts Center will hold a Non-Equity open audition for A. R. Gurney’s LATER LIFE. Auditions will be held Monday, February 9th and Tuesday, February 10th, at 7:00 p.m. at the playhouse, Newport Theatre Arts Center, 2501 Cliff Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92663. President and Producer; Rae Cohen, Director; Phyllis B. Gitlin.
Rehearsals start February 10th, with the show run being March 20 - April 19, Thursday-Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees.
The story: Buttoned down banker Austin and free spirited Ruth, meet again at a cocktail party on a terrace overlooking the Boston harbor. They rekindle their romance, as a variety of colorful characters interrupt their conversation throughout the evening. Comically and sometimes painfully, these 2 people rediscover each other and themselves while the other guests rally behind them and remind them of the infinite possibilities that life holds, should one only choose to pursue them.
Roles: All roles, ethnicities and ages open. Open audition in non-traditional casting.
Austin: look 50’s-60’s, conservative, distinguished, lonely and self possessed
Ruth: look 50’s-60’s, open minded, breezy, daring and romantic divorcee
The following male roles are played by one actor look 40’s-70’s:
Jim: scruffy, philosophical, self-hating, a former professor who can’t stop smoking
Roy: cantankerous retired, athlete
Duane: a complete tech savvy nerd
Ted: a frisky southern gentleman
Walt: a gregarious, life long buddy of Austin
The following female roles are played by one actress look 40’s-to 70’s:
Sally: perky, playful hostess and matchmaker
Marion: Roy’s wife, proud grandmother, would rather stay at the party then deal with Roy
Nancy: an abrasive Long Island native, lesbian on the make
Esther: boisterous southern wife of Ted, delving into Yankee culture
Judith: an intensely, dramatic, musician who dropped her husband because he was musically weak
The “other male and female roles” require quick changes and the ability to change character traits. Bring a pix and resume. Audition will include improvisation for character and cold reading.
For more information email Phyllis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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