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Hart/ Father/ George S. Kaufman (Lead)

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Casting principal roles and understudies for "Act One." Set in the 1920s, "Act One" is James Lapine’s adaptation of Moss Hart's classic autobiography which eloquently chronicles th...more

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Male, ages 50-59, All Ethnicities

Role Description

Hart/ Father/ George S. Kaufman: (Lead) one actor to play three roles. Hart: Moss Hart in his 50s, looking back on his life, he serves as a de facto narrator of the piece. Smart, wise, wry, no longer as much a kid of the streets, he’s an experienced artist, with a sensitive heart who can see his younger self through clear, yet generous eyes; Father: Moss Hart’s father. English-born, Jewish immigrant, working class, he speaks with a Cockney accent. An unemployed cigar maker, he lived a life filled with frustration and failure as he desperately tried to provide for his family by renting out rooms in his apartment. In a constant state of daily warfare with Aunt Kate and with anybody else he thought was not giving him the respect he deserved; George S. Kaufman: American playwright, theatre director, producer, drama critic, and humorist. Obsessively fastidious. Educated, brilliant and somewhat removed. A superior artist and craftsman, intimidating in his quiet self-confidence. Not fond of sentimentality, cantankerous, unconcerned by being liked, a private man who reveals himself to few people.