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Florida Repertory Theatre, 2014-15 Season, FL EPAs

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Florida Repertory Theatre
Robert Cacioppo, producing artistic dir.; John Martin, managing dir.; Jason Parrish, assoc. dir.

Production Description

Casting Florida Repertory Theatre's 2014-15 season. Season includes: "Murder at the Howard Johnson's" (Ron Clark and Sam Bobrick, writers; Robert Cacioppo, dir. Rehearsals begin Oct. 7; runs Oct. 28-Nov. 19, with possible extension to Nov. 23); "Tribes" (Nina Raine, writer; Chris Clavelli, dir. Rehearsals begin Oct. 14; runs Nov. 5-30); "The Seafarer" (Conor McPherson, writer; Chris Clavelli, dir. Rehearsals begin Nov. 11; runs Dec. 2-21); "The Santaland Diaries" (David Sedaris, writer; Joe Mantello, adaptation; Chris Clavelli, dir. Rehearsals begin Dec. 9; runs Dec. 17-28); "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" (Christopher Durang, writer; Robert Cacioppo, dir. Rehearsals begin Dec. 16, 2014; runs Jan. 6-28, 2015, with possible extension to Feb. 1); "Fascinatin' Gershwin" (George Gershwin, music; Ira Gershwin, lyrics; Robert Cacioppo, concept-dir. Rehearsals begin Jan. 6, 2015; runs Jan. 28-Mar. 15, with a possible extension to Mar. 22); "Around the World in 80 Days" (Mark Brown, writer; dir. TBA. Rehearsals begin Jan. 20; runs Feb. 10-Mar. 4; possible extension to Mar. 8); "Dividing the Estate" (Horton Foote, writer; Robert Cacioppo, dir. Rehearsals begin Feb. 24; runs Mar. 17-Apr. 8, with possible extension to Apr. 12); and a world premiere TBA (dir. TBA. Rehearsals begin Mar. 31; runs Apr. 21-May 10).

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Season rehearses and runs October 2014-May 2015 in Fort Myers, FL.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Salary pending (2013-14 salary was $523/wk.). Equity LOA contract.


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"Murder at the Howard Johnson's"
in the Historic Arcade Theatre

Arlene Miller:
 30s-40s. Very attractive. Having an affair with her dentist, Mitchell, and with him is plotting to kill her husband…at first.

Mitchell Lovell:
 30s-40s. Her dentist. Not afraid of a loud plaid print. Having an affair with Arlene.

Paul Miller: 
40s-50s. Arlene’s husband. A used car salesman. Not having an affair with anyone.

in Florida Rep’s ArtStage Studio Theatre
Note: The play takes place in a north London suburb. Dialects will be used.

 50s-60s. Billy’s father. Outspoken. An academic with strong opinions.

 50s-60s. Billy’s mother. An eccentric writer. Also opinionated and outspoken.
 20s. The youngest child. Deaf. Introverted and quiet (at first). Did not grow up as part of the deaf community, but becomes aware of it as the play progresses. Actively seeking deaf, hearing, and hard of hearing actors.

 20s. Billy’s sister. The middle child. Very smart and quick-witted.

20s. Billy’s brother. The oldest child. Very intelligent. Plagued with depression and anxiety. When not well, he hears voices that cause him to stammer when he speaks.

 20s. Going deaf and in the midst of adjusting to hearing less and less. Becomes Billy’s girlfriend. Because her parents are deaf, she has grown up in a deaf world and introduces Billy to it.

"The Seafarer"
in the Historic Arcade Theatre
Note: The play takes place in a coastal village just north of Dublin, Ireland. Dialects will be used.

James ''Sharky'' Harkin: 50s. Wiry and strong. Has lived a rough life, and it shows on his face. An erstwhile fisherman/van driver/chauffeur. 

Richard Harkin: Late 50s/60s. Sharky’s older brother. Recently gone blind.

Ivan Curry: Late 40s. A friend of the Harkin brothers. Big and burly.
Nicky Giblin: Late 40s/50s. A friend of Richard’s. A thin and nervous disposition, though amiable.

Mr. Lockhart: 50s. An acquaintance of Nicky’s. Suave, debonaire. Seems like a wealthy businessman, and he dresses very nicely.

"The Santaland Diaries"
in Florida Rep’s ArtStage Studio Theatre

David: Cast. 30s. Out-of-work writer/humorist. Spent one holiday season as a Macy’s Santaland ''elf.'' This is his story. Razor wit.

"Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"
in the Historic Arcade Theatre.

Vanya: 50s. Lives in his family’s estate in Bucks County, PA. Resigned to his lonely life, more or less, at least compared to Sonia.
Sonia: Early 50s. Vanya’s adopted sister. Living in the family’s estate with her brother. Discontent, upset, regretful. Able to pull off a very effective impersonation of Dame Maggie Smith.

Masha: 50s. Vanya’s sister. A glamorous and successful actress who goes gallivanting around the world. She has returned to Bucks County with bad news for her siblings. 

Spike: Mid to late 20s. Masha’s new companion. An aspiring actor. Sexy. Many visible muscles. Adorably self-absorbed. Has a very manic disposition. 

Nina: Early 20s. A lovely and sincere would-be actress. She is visiting her aunt who lives next door. Star-struck and energetic.

Cassandra: 20s-30s. The cleaning lady and soothsayer. Seeking an actor of color.

"Fascinatin' Gershwin"
in Florida Rep’s ArtStage Studio Theatre
Note: The cast should be comprised of versatile singers who move extremely well. They must exude the style and glamour of the 1930s. Playing the piano or other musical instruments is a definite plus. Seeking actors of all races. 

Player 1: 
30s-40s. Classic leading man. Handsome, charming, and suave. Baritone.
Player 2:
 30s-40s. A classic leading lady. Glamorous. Legit soprano with mix. Must play the piano well enough to accompany herself and others for a portion of the show. 

Player 3:
 20s. Young leading man with a comic energy. Baritone/tenor. 

Player 4:
 20s. Young and pretty. Effervescent and energetic. Mezzo-soprano with strong mix/belt. 

Player 5/Pianist:
 30s-40s. Baritone/tenor. Accompanies the show, sings a few numbers, and has dialogue. Must be a pianist/accompanist, actor, and singer. 

"Around the World in 80 Days"
in the Historic Arcade Theatre

Note: Most actors play multiple roles. Actors must have physical stamina and be well-versed in dialects, physical comedy, and general buffoonery. Many dialects and styles will be used. Seeking fearless actors who are willing to bring fresh ideas and bold characterizations to the table. 

Actor 1:
 Male. 30s-50s. This actor plays most of the character roles, and must have a command of comedy and dialects. Must be very versatile.

Actor 2: 
Male. 40s-50s. Plays multiple roles, but serves mostly as Detective Fix, the villain in pursuit of Fogg and his entourage. A bit of a comic buffoon.

Actor 3: 
Male. 30s-50s. Plays Fogg’s trusty sidekick, Passepartout. 

Actor 4:
 Female. 20s-30s. This actress plays a number of men, but primarily plays Aouda, an Indian princess rescued by Fog – with whom she eventually falls in love.

Actor 5:
 Male. Late 30s-40s. This actor portrays our hero, Phileas Fogg. A wealthy English gentleman. Proper, logical, and very precise. Handsome and daring.

"Dividing the Estate"
in the Historic Arcade Theatre

Note: The play takes place in the late 1980s in Harrison, Texas. Appropriate dialects will be used.

Stella Gordon: 70s-80s. Matriarch of the Gordon family. Opinionated. Willful. Suffering from the early stages of dementia.

Lucille: 50s. Stella’s daughter. A dutiful widow who lives on the estate and cares for it and for her mother. 

Mary Jo: 50s. Stella’s daughter. Calculating and relentless. Lives in Houston, but arrives to get her share of the divided estate.

Lewis Gordon: 50s. Stella’s son. An alcoholic and a gambler. Lives on the state. Feels things deeply underneath a gruff exterior.
Son: 30s. Lucille’s son. Manages the Gordon Estate and Stella’s finances. A gentle man, but firm. Engaged to Pauline. 

Pauline: 30s. An intellectual and earnest high school English teacher. A bit more ''modern'' than the Gordon family. Engaged to Son. 

Bob: 50s: Mary Jo’s husband. A schemer when it comes to the family fortune. An out-of-work realtor.

Sissie: 20s. Mary Jo’s daughter. Self-absorbed.

Emily: 20s. Mary Jo’s other daughter. This one is materialistic.

Irene Ratliff: 18ish. Lewis’s girlfriend. A high school student.

Doug: 80s-90s. Housekeeper who’s worked at the Gordon Estate his whole life. Proud. Becoming weak in his old age and is slipping mentally. African American.

Mildred: 40s-50s. A sharp-tongued cook, though kind and patient. Works at the Gordon Estate. African American.

Cathleen: 20s-30s. An employee of the Gordon Estate. Young and optimistic. Attending junior college and striving to create a better life for herself. African American. 

TBA World Premiere
in the Historic Arcade Theatre.

Note: When the play is selected, the casting breakdowns will follow.