great expectations

ACACIA THEATRE will be holding auditions on Saturday, January 3 between 10:00-1:00 and Sunday, January 4 between 5:00-8:00 for its production of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, adapted by Barbara Field, directed by Chris Goode.  Flexible casting consists of approx. 6M, 5F  (ages 10-65*).Readings will be from the script.  Please be prepared to provide all “conflicts” from Feb. 1 – March 19.  Performances (March 20-29, 2015) will be at Concordia University in Mequon. Auditions will be by appointment only at Church in the City, 2648 N. Hackett, Milwaukee.  To make an appointment:  call 744-5995 or email:  acacia@acaciatheatre.com

 

 

Additional info:

 

Director is Chris Goode. Stage Manager is Erin Nicole Eggers. Acting Coach is Glenna Gustin.

 

If needed: Callbacks will be Monday evening, January 5th. (If unable to attend, please still come to initial audition).

 

If interested in auditioning but unable to attend the initial audition due to holiday travels, please contact the Acacia office (above) to make alternate arrangements.

 

Please provide a head shot and resume at audition.  (If you have neither: any photo will be sufficient.  A space is provided on audition form for performance experience, but a resume is preferred)

 

* The script is written to allow for the “children’s” roles to be played by either children or adults.  This final decision will be made following the auditions and in the casting process.

 

The script of of Great Expectations, adapted by Barbara Field is available by contacting Acacia’s office – see contact information above.  A refundable deposit of $15 is requested for a 5 day checkout of script.  Sides will be made available as we near the audition dates.
If possible, please prepare a Cockney dialect, rural British dialect and/or RP. However, this is not required for auditions.

Please arrive at audition 10 minutes early in order to fill out necessary forms.  If you cancel at the last moment, please leave a message at 744-5995, box 2.  Messages will be checked.

 

Rehearsals are at Church in the City.  For directions to Church in the City, go to: www.citcweb.org

 

CAST (This is just one suggested possibility for doubling.)

Everyone will play multiple roles – so creating different characters will be important.  Again – this is just one doubling possibility.

Pip/Soldier
Herbert Pocket/Lieutenant/Tailor
Wemmick/Pumblechook/Bentley Drummle
Jaggers/Compeyson/Clergyman
Joe Gargery/Aged Parent/Porter/Prison Doctor
Magwitch/A Pocket
Miss Havisham/Miss Skiffins
Estella
Biddy/Clara Barley/A Pocket
Mrs. Joe Gargery/Molly/A Pocket

If children:

Young Pip/Joe’s boy
Young Herbert/Stable Boy
Young Estella/Barmaid

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