Theater: Plays

Guthrie Theatre 2014-15 Season

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Company

Guthrie Theatre
Joe Dowling, artistic dir.; John Miller-Stephany, assoc. artistic dir.; Pat McCorkle, casting dir.; Katja Zarolinski, casting assoc.; Rachel Goldman, casting asst.

Production Description

Casting the 2014-15 season for the Guthrie Theatre. Season includes: "The Heidi Chronicles" (Wendy Wasserstein, writer; Leigh Silverman, dir. Rehearsals begin Aug. 12; runs Sept. 19-Oct. 26), "The White Snake" (based on the classic Chinese fable. Mary Zimmerman, writer-dir. Rehearsals begin Sept. 2; runs Sept. 12-oct. 19), "A Steady Rain" (Keith Huff, writer;
directed by Jeff Perry, dir. Rehearsals begin Sept. 30; runs Oct. 17-Nov. 2), "A Christmas Carol" (Charles Dickens, writer; Crispin Whittell, adaptor; Joe Chvala, dir. Rehearsals begin Oct. 21; runs Nov. 19-Dec. 28), "The Cocktail Hour" (A.R. Gurney, writer; Maria Aitken, dir. Rehearsals begin Oct. 28; runs Nov. 28, 2014-Jan. 4, 2015), "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (William Shakespeare, writer; Joe Dowling & David Bolger, dirs. Rehearsals begin Jan. 6, 2015; runs Feb. 13-March 29), "The Crucible" (Arthur Miller, writer; Joe Dowling, dir. Rehearsals begin March 10, 2015; runs April 17-May 24), "Mr. Burns" (Anne Washburn, writer; Michael Friedman, score; Mark Rucker, dir. Rehearsals begin March 24, 2015; runs April 4-May 10), "Juno and the Paycock" (Sean O’Casey, writer; Joe Dowling, dir. Rehearsals begin April 28, 2015; runs May 29-June 28), "The Music Man" (Meredith Willson, book, music & lyrics; Meredith Willson & Franklin Lacey, story; John Miller-Stephany, dir. Rehearsals begin May 19, 2015; runs June 26-Aug, 23), "Choir Boy" (Tarell Alvin McCraney, writer; Peter Rothstein, dir. Rehearsals begin May 26, 2015; runs June 19-July 5), and "Stage Kiss" (Sarah Ruhl, writer; Casey Stangl, dir. Rehearsals begin June 23, 2015; runs July 24-Aug. 30).

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Season runs in Minneapolis, MN.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays: $935, $812, & $600/wk. Equity LORT Non-Rep Contracts, A, B and D.

Auditions

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Full Character Breakdown

THE HEIDI CHRONICLES (LORT A)
by Wendy Wasserstein
directed by Leigh Silverman
1st Reh: 12th August 2014
Opening: 19th September 2014
Closing: 26th October 2014

Roles available:
Heidi Holland
Scoop Rosenbaum
Peter Patrone
Susan Johnston
Fran
Molly
Betsy
April
Jill
Debbie
Lisa
Chris Boxer
Mark
TV Attendant
Waiter
Ray
Becky
Clara
Denise


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THE WHITE SNAKE (LORT B)
written and directed by Mary Zimmerman
based on the classic Chinese fable
1st Reh: 2nd September 2014
Opening: 12th September 2014
Closing: 19th October 2014

All roles have been CAST. Actors may be considered for possible replacements.

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A STEADY RAIN (LORT D)
by Keith Huff
directed by Jeff Perry
1st Reh: 30th September 2014
Opening: 17th October 2014
Closing: 2nd November 2014

All roles have been CAST. Actors may be considered for possible replacements.

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL (LORT A)
by Charles Dickens
adapted by Crispin Whittell
directed by Joe Chvala
1st Reh: 21st October 2014
Opening: 19th November 2014
Closing: 28th December 2014

The role of Scrooge is cast.

Roles available (some roles may be doubled)

Mr. Fezziwig
Scrooge’s Priest
Dick Wilkens
Topper
Young Marley
The Ghost of Christmas Present
Dora Fezziwig
Mrs. Cratchit
Old Joe
Jacob Marley
Mrs. Wimple
Belle
Kitty
George
Mr. Sykes
Daisy Fezziwig
Mabel
Mr. Wimple
David
Belle’s Husband
Fred
Daniel
The Ghost of Christmas Past
Jane
Bob Cratchit
Donald
Mrs. Dilber
Bumble
Mrs. Polkinghorne
Young Scrooge
Deidre Fezziwig
Sally
Merriweather
Bunty
Mrs. Fezziwig

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THE COCKTAIL HOUR (LORT B)
by A.R. Gurney
directed by Maria Aitken
1st Reh: 28th October 2014
Opening: 28th November 2014
Closing: 4th January 2015

roles available:
John
Bradley
Ann
Nina

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (LORT A)
by William Shakespeare
directed by Joe Dowling and David Bolger
1st Reh: 6th January 2015
Opening: 13th February 2015
Closing: 29th March 2015

Roles available:

Nick Bottom
Egeus
Fairies
Tom Snout
Hermia
Demetrius
Hippolyta
Titania
Lysander
Robin Starveling
First Fairy
Theseus
Oberon
Peter Quince
Francis Flute
Philostrate
Puck
Snug

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THE CRUCIBLE (LORT A)
by Arthur Miller
directed by Joe Dowling
1st Reh: 10th March 2015
Opening: 17th April 2015
Closing: 24th May 2015

roles available:

Elizabeth Proctor
John Proctor
Giles Corey
Abigail Williams
Reverend John Hale
Deputy-Governor Danforth
Reverend Samuel Parris
Hopkins
Susanna Walcott
Girl in courtroom
Mary Warren
Betty Parris
Judge Hawthorne
Tituba
Mercy Lewis
Thomas Putnam
Ann Putnam
Francis Nurse
Sarah Good
Rebecca Nurse
Ezekiel Cheever
Marshall Herrick

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MR. BURNS, a post-electric play (LORT B)
by Anne Washburn
score by Michael Friedman
lyrics by Anne Washburn
directed by Mark Rucker
1st Reh: 24th March 2015
Opening: 4th April 2015
Closing: 10th May 2015
This is a co-production with
The American Conservatory Theater.

roles available:
Matt
Jenny
Susannah
Sam
Colleen
Gibson
Quincy
Nedra

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JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK (LORT B)
by Sean O’Casey
directed by Joe Dowling
1st Reh: 28th April 2015
Opening: 29th May 2015
Closing: 28th June 2015

The role of Juno is cast.

roles available:
Joxer Daly
Needle Nugent
Maisie Madigan
Captain Jack Boyle
Mary Boyle
Second Irregular Mobilizer
An Irregular Mobilizer
Johnny Boyle
Jerry Devine
Mrs. Tancred
Neighbour
Coal-Block Vendor
Assistant Furniture Removal Man
Sewing Machine Vendor
Furniture Removal Man
Charles Bentham

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THE MUSIC MAN (LORT A)
Book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson
story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey
directed by John Miller-Stephany
1st Reh: 19th May 2015
Opening: 26th June 2015
Closing: 23rd August 2015

roles available:
Harold Hill
Marian Paroo
Tommy Djilas
Mayor Shinn
Mrs. Squires
Charlie Cowell
Marcellus Washburn
Ethel Toffelmier
Ewart Dunlop
Jacey Squires
Maud Dunlop
Alma Hix
Zaneeta Shinn
Mrs. Paroo
Winthrop Paroo
Amaryllis
Oliver Hix
Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn
Olin Britt
Constable Locke
Gracie Shinn
Conductor
Residents of River City
Traveling Salesmen

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CHOIR BOY (LORT D)
by Tarell Alvin McCraney
directed by Peter Rothstein
1st Reh: 26th May 2015
Opening: 19th June 2015
Closing: 5th July 2015

roles available:
Pharus
Headmaster
JR
Bobby
AJ
David
Mr. Pendleton

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STAGE KISS (LORT B)
by Sarah Ruhl
directed by Casey Stangl
1st Reh: 23rd June 2015
Opening: 24th July 2015
Closing: 30th August 2015

roles available:

A woman—SHE--in her mid-forties. Plays the role of Ada Wilcox.

A man—HE--his mid-forties. Plays the role of Johnny Lowell.

A director, Adrian Schwalbach.

Kevin, the reader, also plays the understudy and the doctor and the butler

The Husband

Angela--An actress in her early twenties who can believably play a teenager—plays the maid in act 1 and Angela in act 2

1 female:
plays Millicent in act 1 and Laurie in act 2. late twenties or early thirties