Auditions-at-a-glance: The Addams Family--July 12 and 13; Julius Caesar--August 9 & 10; Company--October 17-19; Christmas Caroled--October 28 & 29
BAREFOOT IN THE PARK
Ann Arbor Civic Theatre announces auditions for Neil Simon’s classic romantic-comedy, Barefoot in the Park, directed by Wendy Wright. Roles are available for 2-3 women and 3-4 men. Auditions take place Sunday, February 21st at 7:00 p.m. and Monday, February 22nd at 7:00 p.m. in the A2CT Studio (322 W. Ann St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104). Those auditioning need only attend one session. Callbacks will be Wednesday, February 24th at 7:00 p.m. The production runs April 21-24, 2016 at the Arthur Miller Theatre in Ann Arbor. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Due to the small cast and intimate nature of the piece, chemistry and conflicts will play a significant part in the casting decisions.
Cast of Characters
CORIE BRATTER - (20-30) A carefree young newlywed, busily trying to set up and decorate the new home she shares with her husband, Paul. She is young, pretty and full of enthusiasm for the future. Impulsive and fun-loving, she considers herself a doer, not a watcher. She is a free spirit open to new experiences.
PAUL BRATTER – (25-35) Corie’s husband, a young lawyer with a dry wit who likes to stay in his comfort zone. He is levelheaded and practical and likes to keep his emotions in checked. He is proper and a little buttoned up.
ETHEL BANKS – (40-60) Corie’s cautious and loveable mother who lives alone in New Jersey. She has developed a narrow vision of herself and her life and is more concerned with a sensitive stomach and bad back than with keeping up with fashion and romance. She loves her daughter very much and is willing to endure anything for her, even a strange escapade around New York City.
MR. VICTOR VELASCO – (45-65) The Bratters’ eccentric, bohemian neighbor who lives in the attic of the brownstone, just above their apartment. Worldly and flirtatious, by the end of the play this penniless rogue may be starting to slow down.
TELEPHONE MAN – (30-70) A good-humored man who makes observations on everyday life and relationships as he installs and fixes telephones.
DELIVERY PERSON – (Any age – non-speaking role) Someone who brings wedding gifts sent to the Bratters—and is exhausted by all the flights of stairs leading up to the apartment. This is a non-speaking role.