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Production: Chautauqua Theater Company 2013 Season

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Casting the Chautauqua Theater Company 2013 season. Season includes "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" (Tennessee Williams, writer; Lisa Rothe, dir. Rehearsals begin June 10; runs June 28-Jul...more

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Seeking

Males & Females, ages 35-69, All Ethnicities

Role Description

Actors: (Lead)

Full Character Breakdown

The following available roles in the 2013 season are being considered for Equity contracts. They are the only roles for which actors are sought at this time:

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

Big Daddy:

(55-65) Affectionately dubbed by his daughter-in-law Maggie as an old-fashioned "Mississippi redneck," Daddy is a plantation millionaire who believes he has returned from the grave. In the face of his own death he's determined to make others face some truths, if not himself.

Big Mama:

(50-60) Breathless, sincere, earnest and occasionally grotesque, Mama is a woman completely dedicated to a man who might despise her and the son whom she believes could make everything better.

Reverand Tooker:

(60's) A tactless guest at Big Daddy's birthday party. As Williams indicates, his role is to embody the lie of conventional morality.

CLYBOURNE PARK

Russ/Dan

(Male, 40-50 Caucasian) Act I (1959) A grieving father trying to escape the memory of his son's suicide, Russ is always close to erupting at his own boiling point. In Act II (2009): an easygoing, straightforward workman who is doing renovations to the house.

Bev/Kathy

(Female, 35-45 Caucasian) In Act I (1959): Married to Russ. Bev is desperately trying to get things back to "normal" in a house broken by the suicide of their son. In Act II (2009): a brassy, self-involved attorney for the new owners of the home.

Karl/Steve

(Male, Caucasian, 35-50) In Act I (1959): As a representative of the neighborhood association Karl is considers himself to be open-minded but clamps down on the "dangers" of a black family moving into the neighborhood . In Act II (2009):. Steve is an upwardly mobile, stubborn man looking to renovate he and his wife's new house before their first child is born.

COMEDY OF ERRORS

The Duke Of Ephesus:

(35-65) Strong, authoritative leader, with an ever so slight streak of weakness or kindness towards mimes. He is literally the ring leader of the circus.

Abbess:

(40-50) A revivalist preacher. She is strong willed, self possessed and loud.

ROMEO AND JULIET PROJECT

NOTE: The Romeo & Juliet Project will be performed with the Chautauqua Symphony, Voice Department, Opera and Dance Companies. Shakespeare's text is heavily cut and many roles are gone altogether.

Friar Laurence:

50/60's The spiritual rock for both Romeo and Juliet. Always there with words of wisdom and a plan of action. In hoping to bring the two families together... perhaps he reaches beyond his capacity.

Nurse: 50's/60's Juliet's nurse since birth, her faithful confidante and intermediary in her affair with Romeo... A comedienne with a deep, deep heart.

Lord Capulet:

50s The patriarch of the Capulet family. Commanding and prudent, with a temper... but a loving father to his only daughter.