THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD
A Second Stage Production
Ann Arbor Civic Theatre announces auditions for its second stage production of Criminal Hearts, by Jane Martin, directed by Cami Fussey. Auditions will take place Saturday and Sunday, April 8 and 9, at 6 PM at the A2CT Studio (322 W. Ann Street, Ann Arbor, MI, 48104). Callbacks will be Wednesday, April 12 at 7p, offsite.
In total darkness, a burglar breaks into Ata’s apartment. She wakes and claims to have a gun. The burglar turns on a light revealing a luxury apartment totally denuded of furniture. Ata has been cleaned out by her lawyer husband. In revenge for his philandering, she slept with his best friend and he took all of the furniture in his rage. The burglar, actually a female grifter, and Ata join forces to take the husband for everything. The grifter and her male partner have lost their ‘shimmy’ (the woman who pretends to the mark to have been victimized) and it is clear that Ata would make an excellent replacement. She eventually agrees and embarks on a life of crime. Fans of the author...will delight in the quirky humor of this cross between Thelma and Louise and The Grifters.
Actors need only attend ONE general audition session (Saturday, April 8th or Sunday, April 9th). Callbacks, if necessary, will be Wednesday, April 12th. Each audition session is divided into two slots, 6:00-7:30 and 7:30-9. Please attend whichever is most convenient. Actors should arrive 10-15 minutes before the audition time to complete audition paperwork. Bring a resume and headshot if you have one, but we will also be taking photos at the auditions. Dress comfortably.
The show rehearses Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 7-10pm beginning April 17th. There will also be a few Sunday dates later in the schedule to make up for holidays, and the week of the show will be Monday - Thursday rehearsals. Since this is a small cast and the women are in every scene, few conflicts will be accepted for the female roles. There is more flexibility with the male roles. Please be prepared to mark any conflicts you will have at the auditions. Performance dates are June 16th and 17th at 8 PM, and June 18th at 2 PM.
ALL ACTORS are required to be at all rehearsals beginning June 4th and and no conflicts are accepted. You will not be cast if you have any conflicts during the two weeks leading up to opening.
Auditions will consist of cold-readings from the script. Please dress for movement - it is encouraged.
ATA (female, mid 30s): a romantic agoraphobic. She is in a lot of trouble
BO (female, 32-40): A grifter in good times, a burglar in bad. Truth is the least of her worries.
ROBBIE (male, 28-33): Bo's getaway man. He has low-down sex appeal and loves malt balls.
WIB (male, 38-45): A man in the worst sense of the word.