THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL - Center Theatre Group Auditions

Posted: May 8, 2014

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The Trip To Bountiful - EPA
Center Theatre Group (Ahmanson Theatre)|Los Angeles, CA

Date of Audition:
5/20/2014


Call Type
Equity Principal

Time(s)
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Lunch is from1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Sign up begins at9:00 AM

Contract
LORT Non-Rep
LORT A Minimum $1306/wk

Location
Music Center Annex
601 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Parking in the Music Center garage available for $8.00


Seeking
Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend. Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.

Preparation
Sides and script available at:
http://www.centertheatregroup.org/about/Casting/audition-materials/

Other Dates
REHEARSES:
Principals start8/26/14
Ensemble start9/2/14
PREVIEW:9/17/14
OPEN:9/26/14
CLOSE:11/2/14

Other
No stage management positions available.

http://www.centertheatregroup.org/

Personnel
Artistic Dir: Michael Ritchie
Assoc Artistic Dir: Neel Keller
Playwright: Horton Foote
Dir: Michael Wilson
Casting Dir: Mark Simon
Casting Assoc: Meg Fister
Casting Assist: Steven Pieszchalski

· EPA Rules are in effect.

· A monitor will be provided.

Appointments
EPA rules in effect. Sign up begins at9:00 AM.

Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.

Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


Breakdown

CAST
Mrs. Carrie Watts: Cicely Tyson
Jessie Mae Watts: Vanessa Williams
Ludie Watts: Blair Underwood

Ensemble refers to the townspeople and bus passengers who are on stage throughout the play.

Second Houston Ticket Agent and Ensemble: Any age. Ticket clerk at Houston bus station.

U/S Carrie (Cicely Tyson) and Ensemble: Mid 50s+. African-American. A strong-willed, spiritual woman who feels emotionally and physically trapped in her son and daughter-in-law’s apartment in Houston. She is haunted by the memory of “Bountiful”, her childhood home, and longs to return there before she dies.

U/S Ludie (Blair Underwood) and Ensemble: 40s-50s, African-American. Plagued by a sense of failure in his work, marriage, and life. Continually feels torn between his love and loyalty to his mother, and his devotion to his wife.

U/S Jessie Mae (Vanessa Williams) and Ensemble: 40s. African-American. A selfish, obstinate woman, who has difficulty seeing past her own feelings of entrapment. Although she is antagonizing towards Carrie and Ludie, she is not a villain. Attractive and very strong.

U/S Thelma and Ensemble: 20s- 30s. African-American. A compassionate, sincere young woman who provides Carrie with companionship along her journey to “Bountiful”.

U/S Roy and Ensemble: 40s – 60s. African-American. A helpful bus station agent who helps Carrie when she is in need.

U/S Sheriff and Houston Ticket Agents: 40s – 60s. A wise, insightful, and protective man who assists Carrie on the final leg of her journey to “Bountiful”.


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