Audition Notice – THE FOREIGNER

All roles are open for Plaza Theatre Company’s upcoming production of THE FOREIGNER. The show will be PlazaCo’s 50th produced since opening in the spring of 2007. Here are the details about the upcoming audition.

THE FOREIGNER Auditions

Monday November 7th, 2011 from 7 to 10pm

Callbacks are Wednesday November 9th

Directed by Luke Hunt

AN AUDITION APPOINTMENT IS REQUIRED

Click here to make an audition appointment: http://www.appointmentquest.com/provider/2040169233?schedule=auditionsfortheforeigner

AUDITION PREPARATION:

Auditioners will be asked to read cold from selected portions of the script provided at the audition. Each auditioner should plan to spend about five minutes auditioning for the Director. A call back audition will be held on Wednesday Nov. 9th, 7 to 10pm. Those auditioners who the director wishes to see further will be invited to the call back audition which may last up to three hours time.

ABOUT THE SHOW:

An inventive comic romp, The Foreigner is set in a fishing lodge in rural Georgia and tells the story of a pathologically shy young named Charlie who pretends that he can’t speak English in order to avoid making conversation with strangers – the other guests at the fishing lodge. Eventually the other guests decide to air their secrets around Charlie – many damaging revelations made with the thought that Charlie doesn’t understand a word being said. That he does fuels the nonstop hilarity of the play and sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry for the “bad guys,” and the “good guys” emerge triumphant.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:
(All Roles Are Available)

Froggy Lesueur (M, 35-55) A British military demolitions expert & Charlie’s friend. Loves adventure.

Charlie Baker (M, 35-55) a pathologically shy little British man who has a very unfaithful wife, no personality that he can think of, and a need for peace and quiet. He has accompanied Froggy against his own better judgment.

Betty Meeks (F, 60+) The proprietor of a Georgia fishing lodge, Betty is pleasant, wise in some ways, naïve in others. She is a good-hearted, generous, “down-home” Southerner who speaks the hardy local dialect.

Reverend David Marshall Lee (M, 22-35) Neither the stereotypical pious young man nor the hearty backslapping evangelist, he appears to be a “regular guy”, one that you would like to have on your side. He is not what he seems,however: a sinister, two-faced, honest-to-goodness “bad guy”.

Catherine Simms (F, 18-30) The very pregnant and potentially rich fiancée of the Reverend Lee, she has a ready wit and a sharp tongue. She badly needs someone to talk to, and, since Charlie doesn’t bother giving advice, he suits her needs perfectly. Catherine is Ellard’s sister.

Owen Musser (M, 25-55) The mean, suspicious, and slimy Tilghman County property inspector. Owen and the Reverend Lee are cooking up an evil plot; Owen, we find, is the absolute stereotype of an ill-bred southern Klansman.

Ellard Simms (M, 15-25) Catherine’s brother, Ellard is agreeable, though a bit slow-witted. He works as a sort of handyman for Betty and needs a considerable bit of instruction in his tasks, but may not be as dull as he seems. Ellard befriends Charlie and even decides to teach him to speak English.

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