Author Topic: AUDITIONS - two parts for stage play at Balboa Park Veterans Museum  (Read 37 times)

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The award-winning North County Players is looking to fill two male roles for an upcoming World War I historical drama taking place the first two weeks of May (2018) at, and primarily benefiting, San Diego's Balboa Park Veterans Museum (see exact times and dates below). With 2018 being the hundred year anniversary of the Great War events and remembrances will be taking place worldwide.

Role one: Dr. Kurt Hilfe, aged late 20s to early 40s. Hilfe is an doctor traveling with a mysterious patient on an overnight train journey from Venice to Zurich along with several other people. This is an extraordinarily fun/challenging role. Hilfe begins the show appearing utterly complicit in a dark plot but ends up in a stage fight, gets shot (always fun), and ultimately is revealed to have been the secret hero all along. He even gets the girl in the end. A slight Austrian or German accent is helpful but Hilfe being another nationality is something that we can discuss.

Role two: An middle-aged to senior-aged man to play the part of Fordal Valescu, a Spanish Gypsy who has been wandering most of the European continent for decades after his family ripped by ethnic cleansing in the early 1900s. Fordal doesn't have an immense number of lines, but he is in almost every scene and plays an essential role as the play's anchor to the 'Old World.' He narrates an extremely moving voice over at one point in the show. Being a bit absentminded and clutzy, he's also a lot of fun, providing light comedic breaks at key moments.

Sorry, no pay (this time!), but expect immense props and karma for doing your bit to support such an important staple of the So Cal cultural scene. Doing the show for such a vital charity is also excellent 'professional cover' in case anyone wonders why you're not being paid. Finally, be confident that the play's author/director (bona fides below) is donating all of his own time, commissions, and royalties to the project as is every other member of the cast and crew.

Script available upon request. Contact the playwright/director at the email address provided.

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Here are the exact dates and times. Rehearsals are bit more flexible, but SWEAT and SHOWS are (of course) absolute musts:

REHEARSALS:
Most Sunday afternoons in March and April 2018, 2-5pm, a North County location (Escondido or San Marcos)

SWEAT:
Sun. - Apr. 29 - 5-9 load-in (Veterans Museum at Balboa Park)
Mon. - Apr. 30 - 6-9 sweat (Veterans Museum at Balboa Park)
Tues. - May 1 - 6-9 sweat (Veterans Museum at Balboa Park)
Wed. - May 2 - 6-9 sweat (Veterans Museum at Balboa Park)

SHOWS (eight):
Thurs. - May 3 - 7-9 show (Veterans Museum at Balboa Park, call is 6pm)
Fri. - May 4 - 7-9 show (Veterans Museum at Balboa Park, call is 6pm)
Sat. - May 5 - 7-9 show (Veterans Museum at Balboa Park, call is 6pm)
Sun. - May 6 - 3-5 MATINEE show (Veterans Museum at Balboa Park - call is 2pm)

Thurs. - May 10 - 7-9 show (Veterans Museum at Balboa Park, call is 6pm)
Fri. - May 11 - 7-9 show (Veterans Museum at Balboa Park, call is 6pm)
Sat. - May 12 - 7-9 show (Veterans Museum at Balboa Park, call is 6pm)
Sun. - May 13 - 3-5 MATINEE show (Veterans Museum at Balboa Park - call is 2pm)

CONTACT INFO:

Charles Carr (director)
www.CharlesCarr.com
charles@carrfamily.com

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