AUDITIONS

 

AUDITIONS

Friday, February 15, 7-9 pm    
Saturday, February 16, 1-4 pm 
Sunday, February 17,  Callbacks  1-4 pm
TALES OF THE LOST FORMICANS                        by Constance Congdon               
Director: Yagil Eliraz
 Performance dates: 4/25, 26, 27, 28, 5/2, 3, 4

 To schedule an audition slot, call 413-768-7514, or write to silverthornetheater@gmail.com

  • Auditions at Amherst College – location TBA
  • Auditioners should prepare a one to two minute monologue
  • Please bring a current resume and headshot, or send electronically to silverthornetheater@gmail.com when making your appointment
  • Equity & non-Equity; all roles paid
  • All types & ethnicities welcome

 THE ROLES

Cathy McKissick, female, early thirties.
Recently divorced, returning to her Midwest home with her troubled teen-aged son/daughter to find her parents having aged and not well.

Eric (her son or daughter), 15 – male or female, desperately unhappy to have left the big city for the sticks

Jim McKissick (her father) – male, late fifties – surprised by the effects of aging

Evelyn McKissick (her mother) – female, early fifties – in denial about Jim’s increasing confusion

Judy – female, early thirties – Cathy’s best friend dealing in her own way with a philandering husband

Jerry – male, early thirties – delusional but kind

Actor #7 – male OR female, forties (same as with Eric) -multiple parts including Aliens

All actors play Aliens from time to time.

THE PLAY

Life is not organized around a coherent narrative, despite how much we would like it to be. Life can be messy, jumpy, nonlinear, fragmentary and discordant, and we might find ourselves desperately trying to make sense out of it. “Tales of the Lost Formicans” reflects this messiness and the effort to make sense of it, both in its content and in its form.

This witty and passionate play explores the story of a man with Alzheimer’s and at the same time turns into “a travel guide to Middle America conducted by aliens from outer space.” The play has a wonderful comic sensibility while at the same time addressing society’s collective nervous breakdown.

Read more about the play HERE

THE FANTASTICKS

           By Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones            
Directed by Carmela Lanza-Weil

Friday, February 22, 7-9 pm

Saturday, February 23, 1-4 pm

Callbacks, Sunday, February 24, 1-4 pm

The Pushkin Gallery of Hawks & Reed PAC, corner of Main & Federal St, Greenfield

Performance dates: June 20-29       

Rehearsals – staging begins May 13; individual coaching before that

To schedule an audition slot, call 413-768-7514, or write to silverthornetheater@gmail.com

  • Auditioners should prepare a 1-2 minute excerpt from a song, and a 1-2 minute memorized monologue
  • When you sign up, please indicate whether you will bring sheet music, a CD, or an MP3 file to accompany you
  • Please bring a current resume and headshot, or send electronically to silverthornetheater@gmail.com when making your appointment
  • Equity & non-Equity; all roles paid
  • All types & ethnicities welcome

THE ROLES

The Mute                   M or F,            non-speaking mime

El Gallo                      M                     Swashbuckling rake-for-hire

Luisa                          F                      A young girl just becoming aware of herself

Matt                            M                     A young boy who is very aware of Luisa

Hucklebee                 M or F,            Father (or mother) of Matt

Bellomy                     M or F,            Father (or mother) of Luisa

Henry                         M or F             An ancient actor

Mortimer                  M or F             A down-at-heels actor

SYNOPSIS

Whimsical, poignant, and romantic, The Fantasticks is an allegorical story that focuses on two young lovers, their meddling fathers, and the journey we all must take through adolescent thrills, the growing pains of hurt and betrayal, the highs of passion, the challenges of distance, and the agonies of heartbreak to discover how to truly love. In a theatrical and inventive fashion, our gallant and enigmatic narrator–El Gallo–introduces us to a pair of young lovers, Matt and Luisa, who experience the magical, moonlit phase of falling in love.

For a time, romance seems perpetually exciting, and heroics seem always to save the day. However, El Gallo leads our young protagonists from the romantic moonlight into the harsh sunshine, where the weaknesses in their relationship are exposed and the reality of the struggles and heartache love brings is revealed. With the understanding that “without a hurt the heart is hollow,” Matt and Luisa manage to find their own identities, and in turn, to discover their strengths as a couple in times of both darkness and light. With the record for the longest American theatrical run, The Fantasticks is a gem of the American musical theatre. Featuring timeless classics like “Try to Remember” and “Soon It’s Gonna Rain,” this simple and beautiful ensemble piece is as beloved and as timely as it was when it opened over 50 years ago.

https://stageagent.com/shows/musical/1377/the-fantasticks

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