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Come Play a Role by auditioning for a part this production. We look forward to meeting you (or seeing you again)!
Hendricks Civic Theatre is proud to present upcoming auditions for The Foreigner
WHO: All roles are open for audition. Please note required accent for each character.
HOW: Auditions will be held Sunday, May 20 at 7 pm and Monday, May 21 at 7 pm at Hendricks Civic Theatre’s Longstreet Playhouse. Attend one of the audition dates. Be ready to provide any conflicts you may have leading up to the show. You may come as early as 30 minutes prior to the start of auditions to peruse a copy of the full script.
PREPARATION: After an introduction about the play and rehearsal process, those auditioning will be asked to cold-read various sections of the script, either alone or in groups. Call backs, if necessary, will be later that week.
We encourage you to download the Audition Form and complete it prior to your audition. Blank formss will be available at the audition venue.
Rehearsals & Performances
The show will be presented at Longstreet Playhouse August 3-5 and 10-12, 2018
All rehearsals will be at Longstreet Playhouse. Rehearsals are tentatively scheduled to begin the week of June 18 and generally will be 2-3 nights per week. Rehearsals will be more frequent, and with extended hours, the last three weeks before opening and will include a long Sunday (July 29) rehearsal. No conflicts during tech week (July 30-Aug 2). Since there will be approx. 3 weeks between casting and first read through, it is expected that cast members should be familiar with their characters, have started the memorization process and accents developed. Help from the director and staff is available for any of this in the interim.
Longstreet Playhouse is north of Danville.
CONTACT: If you have and questions, please contact the director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Foreigner is a fun, two-act comedy by American playwright Larry Shue. The story takes place in a fishing lodge in rural Tilghman County, Georgia where two Englishmen, Froggy and Charlie, arrive as guests. The shy Charlie agreed to accompany Froggy on the trip after his sick wife begged him to go. Noting his shy nature and the near inability to talk to others, Froggy informs the residents that Charlie is unable to speak as he is a “foreigner” and does not understand a word of English. Taking the explanation that he’s a non-English speaker as fact, the lodge’s guests quickly begin revealing their secrets. Hilarity, drama, and a dangerous encounter with the Klan are all part of this award winning play that is sure to entertain!
Character: gender, stage age; description
Charlie Baker : M, 35-45, British Accent
S/Sgt. “Froggy” Lesueur : M, 35-45, Cockney Accent
Betty Meeks : F, 60+, Southern Accent
Rev. David Marshall Lee : M, Early 30s, Southern Accent
Catherine Simms : F, Late 20s -Early 30s,Southern Accent
Owen Musser : M, 30-45, “Redneck” Southern Accent
Ellard Simms : M, Early 20s, Southern Accent
4 nonspeaking roles in the last act