Auditions Announced for Two Spring Shows

The Weekend Theater, 7th & Chester in downtown Little Rock, has set auditions for our two spring shows.  The auditions will be at 10 A.M. on Saturday, February 8th and 7 P.M. Sunday, February 9th for the following shows:

 

Tuesdays with Morrie

Written by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom, based on the book by Mitch Albom

Directed by Andy Hall

Rehearsals will be March 8th through April 3rd, with performances April 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, and 19.

** One man in his late 20s to 30s and one man in his 60s to 70s will be needed. **

 

A Strange and Separate People

Written by Jon Marans

Directed by Ralph Hyman

Rehearsals will be April 5th through May 1st, with performances May 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, and 17.

** Two men and one woman will be needed. **

Auditions will consist of reading from the script; you do not have to prepare anything prior to the audition.  Scripts will not be available prior to auditions.

No roles have been pre-cast.

WHAT TO BRING

  1. Please bring the attached Audition Form with you to the auditions. Please print and fill out the form before you arrive: TWT-Audition-Forms_Spring-2013-14
  2. If you do not have a recent photo on file at TWT, please bring a color or b/w, medium- or head-shot with you. It should be no larger than 4in x 4in.

CONTACTS

ABOUT REHEARSALS & PERFORMANCES

  • Rehearsals usually take place somewhere between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Saturdays, and Sundays either from 1-5 p.m. or from 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m. depending on the director’s preference.
  • There is usually a “Brush Up” dress rehearsal the Thursday before each Friday performance.
  • Performances are on Friday & Saturday nights at 7:30pm.

ABOUT THE PLAYS

Tuesdays with Morrie — The autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch happens to catch Morrie’s appearance on a television news program and learns that his old professor is battling Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Mitch is reunited with Morrie, and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a last class in the meaning of life.

A Strange and Separate People –– This engrossing three-character drama addresses the struggle for many to accept their homosexuality while adhering to their religious beliefs, in this case those of Orthodox Judaism. The play explores intriguing questions and yields affecting observations as it considers the courage required to make waves in any environment, from the synagogue to the New York State Legislature. An insightful play about the intersection of God’s law and man’s love, A Strange and Separate People is rich in drama and Jewish tradition. The title comes from comments supposedly made by the late Queen mother, who said she liked the Jews ‘very much, but they were a separate people and a strange people’—perhaps in more ways than she ever expected.

 

We look forward to having you come and read with us.  We are a theater which chooses plays of social significance and we learn to treat each other and ourselves with kindness, empathy and respect.  Auditioning with us is designed to be a sharing and learning experience, not a competitively brutal trauma. Come join our Weekend Theater family!

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