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Grove Players in Downers Grove, IL is holding auditions for November by David Mamet.
David Mamet's Oval Office satire depicts one day in the life of a beleaguered American commander-in-chief. It's November in a Presidential election year, and incumbent Charles Smith's chances for reelection are looking grim. Approval ratings are down, his money's running out, and nuclear war might be imminent. Though his staff has thrown in the towel and his wife has begun to prepare for her post-White House life, Chuck isn't ready to give up just yet. Amidst the biggest fight of his political career, the President has to find time to pardon a couple of turkeys - saving them from the slaughter before Thanksgiving - and this simple PR event inspires Smith to risk it all in attempt to win back public support. With Mamet's characteristic no-holds-barred style, November is a scathingly hilarious take on the state of America today and the lengths to which people will go to win.
Charles Smith - Male, age 35+, the President of the United States
Archer Brown - Male, age 25+, Presidential Advisor
The Representative of the National Association of Turkey and Turkey Products Manufacturers - Male, age 25+
Clarice Bernstein - Female, age 25+, President's Speech writer
Dwight Grackle - Male, age 35+,Micmac Indian Chief
Auditions will be held at St. Andrews Episcopal Church 1125 Franklin Street Downers Grove, IL, 60515
Production Dates: November 15, 16, 17 and 22, 23, 24
Rehearsals begin Oct 6th and will consist mostly of Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings, as well as Sunday afternoons.
Material To Prepare:
Auditions will consist of cold reading from the script. A pdf of some of these will be posted on the company website at a later date. Headshot and resume is welcomed but not necessary.