THE GLASS MENAGERIE
By Tennessee Williams
by Raylene J. Wall
Produced by Bruce Wilde and Sue Roos
Auditions: Sunday, August 9 and Monday, August 10,
2015 at 7:00pm
Auditions and callbacks will not be held at the Playhouse. They will be held at Fredericka Manor, 183 Third
Avenue, Chula Vista (3 blocks North of OnStage).
Invitational callbacks on Tuesday,
August 11 at 7:00pm.
Specific locations at Fredericka Manor will be:
• August 9 – Fellowship Hall (auditorium on first floor)
• August 10 – Activity Center (first floor)
• August 11 – Fellowship Hall
What: Those interested should prepare a 1-2 minute dramatic monologue and also be prepared for a cold reading from the script, if requested. Note: I would prefer if the monologue is memorized, but I know how daunting a monologue can be when you’re already nervous during an audition…so, if needed, you may reference your script during your audition. Also, a monologue from the show is acceptable and script "sides" for any cold readings will be provided at the audition space for perusal.
Audition Appointments: To schedule an appointment for your private audition, go to https://glassmenagerieonstage.youcanbook.me/ and complete the form.
Production Dates: October 9 thru October 31, 2015 with performances on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm.
Rehearsal Schedule: Rehearsals will begin Monday August 17 and will be held at either Fredericka Manor or at Onstage Playhouse on Monday – Thursday nights, 7-9pm +/- until opening night. Note, be sure to list ALL conflicts for the production rehearsal and run on your application form. Accommodations for schedule conflicts can be made, but need to be discussed/agreed upon with the director.
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Synopsis: Tennessee Williams’ bittersweet drama is set in the tenements of St. Louis in the 1930s. Amanda, an aging Southern Belle longs for her youth while dreaming of a better life for her children. Her restless son Tom, a would–be poet and the story’s narrator, gets swept up in his mother’s heartbreaking schemes to find his painfully shy sister, Laura, a husband.
Amanda Wingfield (female, 50-60): a faded Southern belle from a prominent family who received a traditional upbringing, but has suffered a reversal of fortune and social standing and struggles with her daughter’s shyness and her son’s unhappiness. She is critical, often extroverted and theatrical, but will withdraw into her own fantasy world when faced with difficult situations.
Tom Wingfield (male, 25-40): conflicted, full of his own guilt and contradictions. He is a lover of literature and poetry who dreams of adventure and escape and cares deeply for his sister. However, he feels trapped, guilty, angry, and inextricably bound to the petty, squalid world of the Wingfield household.
Laura Wingfield (female 24-30): delicate, sensitive, and compassionate, Laura is also emotionally and physically stunted because of her limp. While she is fragile, desperately shy, and seeks the comfort of her little glass animals, she also has a strong will of her own. Laura is the only one of the Wingfield family that doesn’t hurt anyone, which stands in sharp contrast to the selfishness displayed by the other members of her family.
Jim O’Connor (male, 25-40): the Gentleman Caller, he is handsome with an easy charm. An outstanding success in high school, but life since graduation has been tougher than he expected and he is not quite the golden boy he once was. Still, he is cheerful and optimistic and does his best to draw Laura out of her shell.