Sunday, August 24, and Monday, August 25, at 7:00pm, at the
DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE
by Jeffrey Hatcher, based on the
Robert Louis Stevenson
directed by O. P. Hadlock
produced by Jennifer McKenna and
The show runs Thursdays thru Sundays, from October 10 – November 1,
2014. Rehearsals start on August 29, 2014
A new and shocking version of Robert Louis Stevenson's
classic tale of depravity, lust, love and horror. On the fog-bound
streets of Victorian-era London, Henry Jekyll's experiments with
exotic "powders and tinctures" have brought forth his other
self—Edward Hyde, a sensualist and villain free to commit the sins
Jekyll is too civilized to comprehend. When Hyde meets a woman who
stirs his interest, Jekyll fears for her life and decides to end his
experiments. But Hyde has other ideas, and so the two sides battle
each other in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse to determine who shall
be the master and who his slave.
NEEDED ARE FOUR MEN AND TWO WOMEN:
Dr. Jekyll – late 30’s-40’s, brilliant physician,
compassionate, who’s curiosity brings about his own downfall.
Elizabeth – 20’s-30’s, the love interest of Hyde, drawn to
his power, loves Hyde despite who he is.
The Ensemble – three men (20’s, 30’s-40’s, and 50’s-60’s) and
one woman (20’s-40’s) to play every other part including all will
play Hyde at different times reflecting the different aspects of
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the
script. If you have questions for the director, please leave a
message on the theatre phone, (619) 422-7787.
Sunday, October 12, and Monday, October 13, at 7:00pm, at the
BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE
by John Van Druten
directed by Bob Christiansen
produced by Desiree
|The show runs Thursdays thru Sundays, from November 28 to December
20, 2014. If necessary, callbacks will be held on Tuesday, October 14.
Rehearsals will be weekday evenings and start immediately after
It is New York City in the 1950s. Gillian is a beautiful and talented
witch, but she is a witch with a conscience, and wonders what life
would be like if she were not a witch. For example, could she attract
a man without resorting to witchcraft? When she meets the attractive
bachelor who lives upstairs in the building she owns, he becomes her
goal. But he is engaged, to a woman she knows and dislikes. If she
doesn't use witchcraft, she will lose him. If she does, she may never
know what it's like to be human. The popular Broadway show was made
into a 1958 hit move starring Kim Novak and James Stewart.
Needed are two women and three men. All roles are open.
The script describes the roles as follows:
GILLIAN. She is twenty-seven—-small, alert, direct, very
SHEP. He is a man of anywhere from thirty-five up, masculine
MISS HOLROYD (QUEENIE). She is an odd-looking woman, vague,
fluttery and eccentric. When she talks it is in a high, feathery
voice, with a trilling little laugh.
NICKY. He is GILLIAN's brother, a little younger, and has an
engaging, impish, and somewhat impertinent personality.
REDLITCH. He is a man in the fifties—shambling, messy and
PYEWACKET. A cat.
Most people who know this work are familiar with the movie, not the
play. The movie is quite loyal to the play, using the general plot
and much of the dialog. However, dialog is added to the movie and two
characters, who are only spoken about in the play, appear in the film
version and are brilliantly portrayed.
Although the character of Gillian is described by the author as 27,
the role was played on stage by Lili Palmer, who was 36 when the play
opened and 37 when it closed. And considering the fact that a 27-year
old in 1950 was generally more sophisticated than a 27-year old today,
I am looking for an actor who can play 35. The script makes it clear
that Gillian is independent and in command, and is perhaps searching
for a meaningful life. Those seriously seeking this important role
should request further guidance from the director before
Shep is a good, educated man. He is as clueless about women as the
Queenie (Miss Holroyd) is Gillian's aunt. She is also a witch but not
a very good one. The script makes it clear that she is at various
times giggly, pouting, adventurous, and frightened. Her feelings are
easily hurt. In other words, she is a little girl in a 60-year old
body. She should get the majority of the laughs in this romantic
Nicky is also a witch (warlock) with more skill than Queenie but
likely jealous of his sister's witchy prowess. For Nicky, life is
about having fun, nothing more, and being a warlock makes it more
Redlitch truly believes that witches exist, but doesn't recognize one
when they are right in front of him. A strong character actor can
have fun with this role.
The part of Pyewacket has been pre-cast.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. The time from
auditions to opening is short. Therefore, those with significant
schedule conflicts with rehearsal times will not be cast. If you have
questions for the director, please email email@example.com
or leave a message on the theatre phone, (619) 422-7787.