Looking for Male Actors for Theater
Location: New Canaan, CT
Ethnicity: All ethnicities
Auditions for "Born Yesterday" by Garson Kanin.
Performance Dates are February 24 to March 11, 2017.
The vulgar, egotistic junkman Harry Brock has come to a swanky hotel in Washington to make crooked deals with government big-wigs. He has brought with him the charming but dumb ex-chorus girl Billie, whose lack of social graces embarrasses even Harry. Billie must be taught some of the amenities, and a few basic bits of information. The young, idealistic magazine reporter Paul Verrall, who has been investigating political skullduggery and is interested in Brock's activities, agrees for a salary, to educate Billie. He finds Billie has a natural honesty and a frank streak in her, and she begins to learn about history, politics, and what Harry really is and what he wants. At a dramatic moment she rebels against being merely a tool in Harry's crooked schemes and refuses to sign the documents which she has come to learn are part of an ambitious effort to defraud the public. This precipitates a crisis, as Billie readies to leave Harry for a new life of her own. Harry's reaction takes the only form he knows: physical violence. Billie now knows that she can no longer have anything to do with Brock, and realizes she and Paul have fallen genuinely in love. Just before she leaves Harry, she helps Paul get hold of incriminating documents of Harry's which will result in scandal and disaster. At the end, Paul and his promising pupil turn their backs on the anti-social and anti-democratic Brock and strike out on their own.
Harry Brock: A vulgar and egotistical junkman, aka "Waste Management," Harry Brock has come to Washington full of fraudulent schemes. Loud and verbally and physically abusive of those around him, including Billie, he soon finds his crooked machinations going awry when he crosses her.
Paul Verrall: An idealistic reporter, Paul Verrall has been investigating Political Skullduggery aka "Corruption" in Washington. He is hired by Harry Brock to educate Billie Dawn and eventually sees past her rough exterior and falls in love with her.
Ed Devery: Harry Brock's lawyer: years ago Ed Devery was considered a man destined for greatness. Now, with Brock as his only client, the future looks far less bright-but with a salary of $100,000 a year and plenty of fine Scotch, Devery is past caring.
Senator Norval Hedges: Worn down at sixty years old, Senator Norval Hedges is a nervous politician currently on the payroll of Harry Brock, who plans on using the senator for his own means.
Eddie Brock: Brother of Harry, Eddie Brock often handles the little details of his older brother's business, "greasing the wheels," as it were, with tips and pay-offs.
The Assistant Manager