Actor for Powerful Poignant Play
Location: Sun Prairie, WI
Ethnicity: All ethnicities
Auditions for "Do Not Go Gentle" by Suzan L. Zeder.
Lillian Boedecker Barron is 84 years old, vibrant, funny, wise, and recently deceased! During her lifetime, Lillian shared a special, long-distance bond with her granddaughter, Kelly, and suffered an estrangement from her son Windsor, a Colonel in the Air Force, as he moved his family from base to base all over the world. After her death, Lillian discovers that she cannot "move on" until the rifts are somehow mended. Windsor and Kelly come from overseas to settle Lillian's affairs and are aghast to discover that the walls of her house have been painted with wild, sometimes humorous, sometimes horrific murals and drawings. As they unravel secrets of the paintings, the two make astonishing discoveries about themselves and a special relationship between Lillian and a neighborhood child. This powerful, poignant play explores the wonder of words and the transformative power of art as it offers humor and hope to anyone who is, or has ever been, a grandparent, parent, or a child.
Callbacks: November 22 - 6:30 PM.
First table read through Monday, November 28.
Rehearsals will be held approximately three days per week.
One Act - 1 man - approximately 45 minutes
Those auditioning will read from the script.
Our entry to the AACTFest 2017. Initial performances will be February 3, 4, & 5, 2017. Entry to the WACTFest 2017 and adjudication the weekend of February 17, 18, 19, 2017. If the play is selected to advance it will be performed the weekend of April 27 - 30, 2017, Champaign, Illinois. If selected to advance from this regional competition the play will be performed June 26 - July 1, 2017, in Rochester, Minnesota. Persons auditioning should keep these dates free for possible advancement.
For further information, please call.
Performances: February 3 - 5, 2017, and February 18 - 19, 2017, are definite performance dates. Performances April 27 - 30 and June 26 - July 1 will be determined if the company advances to further competition.