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|Created Date||September 22, 2011|
|Expiration Date||November 04, 2011|
|Posted by||Marta Kiesling|
|Location||Tri-County Performing Arts Center, 245 E. High St., Pottstown, PA (possible additional auditions in Philadelphia TBA)|
|Project Title||Toys In The Attic audition - Second Half Season|
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a timeslot. We appreciate you attending the earliest audition date possible. Walk-ins are also welcome although appointments are appreciated. Audition dates/times are as follows:
• Saturday, October 15 (10:00 am – 6:00 pm)
• Monday, October 17 (6:00 pm – 10:00 pm)
• Tuesday, October 18 (6:00 pm - 10:00 pm)
• Wednesday, October 19 (6:00 pm – 10:00 pm)
• Saturday, October 22 (10:00 am – 6:00 pm)
CALLBACK DATES - Callbacks will be scheduled during the weeks following initial auditions, divided up by show. Callback dates/times for each specific show will be communicated during the audition process.
Initial Auditions – Acting auditions consist of readings of scenes which will be made available at the audition.
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TOYS IN THE ATTIC
Drama by Lillian Hellman
Meet Carrie and Anna Berniers, two sisters living in genteel poverty who have sacrificed their own ambitions for those of their ne’er-do-well younger brother, Julian, whose grandiose dreams repeatedly lead to financial disasters. When Julian unexpectedly returns home accompanied by his emotionally unstable, childlike bride Lily, her aloof, aristocratic mother Albertine, and an unexplained large sum of money, Carrie and Anna suddenly find the position of power they always have held becomes unbalanced, leaving their lives in chaos. Tension steadily rises with the deception lying beneath the outwardly calm surface of this southern town. Funny and poignant, dangerous and passionate, TOYS IN THE ATTIC is a powerful and revealing drama by one of America’s most accomplished female playwrights.
The setting is the great depression, New Orleans. The Berniers are a poor white family living in an old house by the river. The younger brother, Julian, returns from a year away with a new bride.
Carrie Berniers (30 – 55) Younger of the two spinsters. Still pretty but fading fast; flighty.
Anna Berniers (30 – 55) Older of the two spinsters. More practical.
Julian Berniers (30 – 45) The younger brother who was raised by the sisters. Handsome, jovial with a slightly sleazy quality. Acts like he has money, though one is never sure.
Lily Berniers (20 – 35) Julian’s young bride who starts all the family trouble in motion. Pretty but obviously over anxious, perhaps mentally ill.
Gus (30 – 55, African American) Handyman, old friend of the sisters.
Albertine (40 – 60) Mother of Julian’s bride; obviously of a different social sphere than the sisters. Well dressed and aristocratic.
Henry (40 – 60, African American) Secret Lover of Albertine who pretends to be her chauffeur and butler; dignified and well spoken.
Taxi Driver (age 25 or older, African American) Jovial African American.
Three Moving Men (age 16 or older) Strong white working class men
REHEARSALS – Read-through in December; rehearsals 3 times per week starting in early January.
PERFORMANCES – 3 weekends, March 8th – 25th (Thursdays @ 7:30 pm, Fridays & Saturdays @ 8:00 pm, Sundays at 3:00 pm).