Auditions!

Auditions for Eurydice

"In Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters, ingenious plot twists, and breathtaking visual effects, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story."

- Concord Theatricals 

 

Pre Audition Workshop for those interested in both acting and tech/behind the scenes work will take place Saturday, March 2nd in the annex, located next door to the theatre at 227 Putnam St. 

From 12:00 - 1:30, come learn about the show! Find out what it’s about, who the characters are, how to pronounce it, and get a sneak preview of the sides as well as what to expect for auditions. We will prepare even stage novices if they’d like to learn about auditioning—so all are welcome!

From 1:30-3:00 we will do a tech and special effects interest meeting. This includes any special talents anyone may have on stage magic/illusions/sleight of hand, film, photography, painting, drawing, building, and most importantly, creative thinking because we have some really cool problems to solve for this show’s “theatre magic”

 

Auditions will take place Sunday, March 10th and Monday,  March 11th from 6:00 - 8:30 in the annex

We will be doing things a little different. We are asking all participants to bring the lyrics of a song of their choice and perform it as a monologue, aiming for 45-90 seconds. No memorization necessary, you can read it off a paper or your phone if need be! We will read sides following the audition. This will also all be discussed at the work shop.

Show dates are June 21, 22, 28, 29, and 30

Characters:

Eurydice
Lead. Female. 20-35

A romantic young woman; she is in love with Orpheus; she terribly misses her father; she loves books; she loves to swim.

Orpheus
Lead. Male. 20-35

A young musician; he loves Eurydice; he is brave enough to travel to the underworld to retrieve her; he can sing the most beautiful songs. Musical ability is preferred but not required.

Father
Lead. Male. 35-60

Eurydice's father; he lives in the Underworld; he patiently waits for his daughter; he makes a beautiful house for her; he teaches Eurydice to read with the patience of a saint.

The Nasty Interesting Man
Lead. Male. 20-35

The lord of the Underworld; he can be very nasty; he rides a red tricycle; he wants to marry Eurydice; he hates Orpheus.

Chorus of Stones (Three People)
The Big Stone, The Little Stone, The Loud Stone
Chorus / Ensemble. Any gender and age.

They live in the Underworld;  they hate when people cry; they are very stubborn and severe.

 

Directed by Angela Shrader

Sponsored by Dr. William Cline