OPEN AUDITIONS - Arsenic & Old Lace Jan 6th 7-10pm
Event Dates: Open Auditions
Sunday January 4th 2014 from 3-6pm
Tuesday january 6th 2014 from 7-10pm
Location: Arts Center Theatre @ Thomaston Opera House, 158 Main Street, Thomaston, CT
Landmark will hold auditions for the first production of the 2015 Season, Arsenic & Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring and directed by Lucia Dressel on Sunday January 4, 2015 3:00pm – 6:00pm & Tuesday January 6, 2015 7:00pm-10:00pm. The production will run March 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 @ 8pm and March 15, 22, 29 @ 2pm.
A clever combination of the farcical and the macabre, Arsenic & Old Lace centers on two elderly sisters who are famous in their Brooklyn neighborhood for their numerous acts of charity. Unfortunately, however, their charity includes poisoning lonely old men who come to their home looking for lodging. We meet Mortimer Brewster as he stumbles upon his aunts’ cellar with the remains of socially and religiously “acceptable” roomers, another nephew who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt and digs locks for the Panama Canal in the cellar; and a third nephew that appears after having just escaped from a mental institution and has received plastic surgery performed by his accomplice, Dr. Einstein. In his adroit mixture of comedy and mayhem, Kesselring satirizes the charitable impulse as he pokes fun at the conventions of the theater.
Casting requirements call for three female roles ages ranging from 20’s to 70’s & seven male roles ages ranging from 20’s to 70’s. Auditioners will be asked to read from the script of the role for which they are auditioning (script copy will be provided). Auditioners are also encouraged to contact Landmark in advance to confirm their interest; however, walk-ins are welcome. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org OR call the main office: (860) 293-8558. All auditions will take place at the Arts Center Theatre of the Thomaston Opera House, 158 Main Street, Thomaston CT 06787