Eurydice

Auditions:  Sunday March 29, 2015, from 6-9pm and Monday March 30, 2015, from 6-9pm; these will be held concurrently with auditions for the Soulstice January 2016 production of STARLINGS

Callbacks:  Wednesday April 1, 2015 (if necessary)

 

Rehearsals:  April – June 2015

Performances:  June 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, 19, 20 (10 performances)

Location:  Soulstice Theatre, 3770 S. Pennsylvania Ave, St. Francis, WI 53235

 

EURYDICE will be directed by Catherine R. Jones. No audition appointment is necessary and all roles are available. Auditions will be held at Soulstice Theater in St. Francis, WI. Please prepare a 1-2 minute modern monologue and be ready to read from the script, which is available upon request.

 

EURYDICE is Sarah Ruhl’s reimaging of the Orpheus myth through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice is forced to journey to the Underworld. There she reunites with her beloved father and struggles to remember Orpheus and her lost life in the world above. Called “rhapsodically beautiful” and “inexpressibly moving,” this is a lush, luminous exploration of memory, loss, and love beyond the grave.

 

We are seeking actors for the following roles:

 

EURYDICE (female 20s-30s)

-a little too young, a little too in love; practical and genuine

-role requires actor to be covered in water during a scene and to sing a brief simple melody (does not require a trained voice)

 

HER FATHER (male 40s-60s)

-has been dead for awhile; loves his daughter more than anything; solemn and emotive

-role requires actor to mime actions and a dance during several scenes, and to be covered in water during one scene

 

ORPHEUS (male 20s-30s)

-a little too young, a little too in love; idealistic and musical

-role requires actor to pick out notes on a guitar, mime actions during several scenes, and be covered in water during one scene

 

A Chorus of Stones (flexible, any age)

-a biting and nasty trio of commentators

BIG STONE

LITTLE STONE

LOUD STONE

 

A NASTY INTERESTING MAN / THE CHILD (Lord of the Underworld) (male 30s-60s)

-double cast

-the Nasty Interesting Man is captivating and hungry; The Child is vicious and petulant

 

EURYDICE’S GRANDMOTHER / OLD WOMAN (The Voracious Mother of The Child) (female 40s-80s)

-double cast

-Eurydice’s Grandmother is refined and lost; the Voracious Mother is crude and seductive

 

Contact Catherine R. Jones with questions, script requests, or to set up an alternate audition time at catherinerjones [at] yahoo [dot] com.

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