Gallery Theater of West Chicago will hold auditions for:
The Dining Room
by A.R Gurney
directed by Tom Rieser
The play is set in the dining room of a typical well-to-do household, the place where the family assembled daily for breakfast and dinner and for any and all special occasions. The action is comprised of a mosaic of interrelated and overlapping scenes—some funny, some touching, some rueful—which, taken together, create an in-depth portrait of a vanishing level of society: the upper-middle class. The actors change roles, personalities and ages with virtuoso skill as they portray a wide variety of characters, from little boys to stern grandfathers, and from giggling teenage girls to Irish housemaids. Each vignette introduces a new set of people and events; a father lectures his son on grammar and politics; a boy returns from boarding school to discover his mother’s infidelity; a senile grandmother doesn’t recognize her own sons at Christmas dinner; a daughter, her marriage a shamble, pleads futilely to return home, etc. Dovetailing swiftly and smoothly, the varied scenes coalesce, ultimately, into a theatrical experience of exceptional range, compassionate humor and abundant humanity.
The director is looking for 8 actors, 4 men and 4 women, to play 57 roles.
Additional actors may be cast.
Auditions will be held: Sunday, February 17th from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Monday, February 18th from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
There is No Pay. Rehearsals begin immediately upon being cast based on cast availability.
The play runs two weekends: April 5,6,7 & 12,13,14
Auditions will be held at 129 Main St, West Chicago.
Schedule appointments by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Auditions will consist of cold readings and improvisations. Walk-ins welcomed as time permits.
GALLERY THEATER IS IN THE CITY OF WEST CHICAGO 60185, NOT CHICAGO, check your GPS for location BEFORE scheduling your audition. Metra station is approximately 2 blocks from the theater.
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