Edge of the Wood Theatre, located in Chicago's Edgebrook neighborhood on the northwest side, announces auditions for Pirandello's It Is So (If You Think So!), adapted and directed by Sean Hargadon. Auditions will be held in the theatre space at the Edgebrook Community Church, 6736 N Loleta Avenue, Chicago on Saturday, December 2 from 1-4pm and Wednesday, December 6 from 7-9pm. Auditions will consist of selected sides from the script. Callbacks December 9.
Seeking actors of all ages, races and ethnicities, gender and sexual identities, and body types.
Laudisi (40s-50s): Man or woman. Energetic, insightful, and witty with a touch of elegance. Questions how everyone sees the truth.
Amalia Agazzi (mid 30s-40s): Self-important due to her husband's position as a government official. Still, she knows deep down that she could go on her own and be successful if things change.
Councilman Agazzi (mid 30s-50s): Government official. Unkempt. Authoritarian with a bad temper. Wears glasses.
Dina Agazzi (late teens-20s): Their daughter. Outspoken. Lively and charming. Acts like she knows things better than her parents.
Signora Sirelli (20s-30s): Pretentious. Over-dressed. Spry. Very curious. Rude to her husband.
Signor Sirelli (30s-40s): Pretentious. Over-dressed. Has a large personality. Wears squeaky shoes.
Signora Cini (50s-60s): Passive-aggressive. Foolish. Takes pleasure in the misfortune of others through an air of innocence.
Signora Frola (60s-70s): Neatly dressed. Modest. Kind. Just a lovely older lady. Wears a smile that softens the pain in her eyes.
Signor Ponza (30s-40s): Intense. Serious. Sinister. Dressed all in black.
Signora Nenni (50s-60s): Awkward with affectation. Full of greedy curiosity. But guarded.
Inspector Centuri (30s-60s): Man or woman. Officious. Wants to do the right thing.
Mayor (50s-60s): Man or woman. Friendly. Affable. A politician.
Signora Ponza (20s-30s): The wife of Signor Ponza. Mysterious. Wears a veil. Dressed in black.
Pay rate: $200 stipend for principal actors, $100-$150 stipend for understudies (with guaranteed performance)
First rehearsal is February 17. Rehearsals run Monday-Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons. The show runs April 5-21 (nine performances).