EAST LYNNE THEATER COMPANY 2014 SEASON - East Lynne Theater Company Non Equity Auditions

Posted: February 3, 2014
Audition Location: Cape May, NJ

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East Lynne Theater Company auditions for its summer/fall season 2014


      East Lynne Theater Company (ELTC) will have two audition days of open calls for Equity actors: one day in Cape May, NJ and the other in New York City.    

     On Monday, March 17 from 11:30am to 7:30pm, the call will be at the theater’s venue, the First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., Cape May, NJ.  For an appointment, e-mail eastlynneco@aol.com.  For those without appointments, sign-up begins at 10:30am and continues through 7:00pm, with a break between 3:00-4:00pm. Actors are asked to audition with a brief monologue, preferably humorous and not Shakespeare, or read from sides from one of the three productions. Sides will be available at the audition and a reader will be present for those auditioning with sides. 

     On Friday, March 28 from 9:30am to 5:30pm, the call will be at the Actors' Equity Audition Center, 165 West 46th St., NYC.  Sign-up for auditions begins at 8:30am, and continues through 5:00pm. Lunch break is from 1:00-2:00pm.

     Non-union actors will be seen at both auditions, as long as no Equity actors are kept waiting. 

     The company operates under an Equity SPT 3 Contract with rehearsals beginning on Monday two weeks before the opening-performance week, and a Wednesday through Saturday night performance schedule, with two exceptions: no show on July 4 and an added show on Sun. July 6, and no show on Wed., Oct. 8, but an added performance on Sun., Oct. 12. All of the rehearsals will be in Cape May.

     Artistic Director, Gayle Stahlhuth will be at all auditions and is directing all three shows.    

     The Equity Stage Manager is already hired for the season, but, in case there should be a change of plan, stage managers may send their resumes to the company’s office: 121 Fourth Ave., West Cape May, NJ 08204.

     All roles are available. Seeking actors for the following: "The First Fifty Years," written by Henry Myers (who wrote such screenplays as "Destry Rides Again"), this was on Broadway in 1922, and charts the ups and downs of a married couple from 1872-1922, running from June 11-July 19; "Zorro!," a world premiere about the famous masked man, written by James Rana, based on the 1919 novel by Johnston McCulley, in which five of the six actors play a multitude of characters in this true ensemble piece, running from July 23-Aug. 30; and "Within the Law" by Bayard Veiller, the sensational 1912 Broadway hit about a young woman falsely accused of shoplifting who vows to get revenge by working just "within the law," running from September 17-October 12.

     The shows and the casting breakdown is as follows:

     "The First Fifty Years:" ANNE WELLS – goes from newlywed to the Golden Anniversary, ages fifty years from 20s-70s; age range 30-40; MARTIN WELLS – Anne's husband of fifty years, who also ages from 20s-70s in the play; age range 30-40. 

     "Zorro!:" DON DIEGO VEGA – son of a wealthy landowner in Old Los Angeles (1840) who appears to like only joking and drinking, but in reality is ZORRO, the masked avenger who protects citizens from the corrupt government; age range late 20s – late 30s; ACTOR 2 - plays Lolita Pulido, who is in love with Zorro, but betrothed to Don Diego, whom she can't stand, not realizing they are the same person, and she also plays various townsfolk, age range 20-30; ACTOR 3 – plays Captain Ramon, who will do anything to capture Zorro, and is in love with Lolita, and also plays various townsfolk, age range 35-45; ACTOR 4 – plays Dona Catalina, Lolita's mother, who is eager to have her daughter married, and also portrays various townsfolk, age range 45-60; ACTOR 5 – plays Don Carlos Pulido, Lolita's father who has lost much of his wealth due to speaking up against the government, and he also portrays various townsfolk, age range 50-60; ACTOR 6 – plays Friar Felipe who helps Don Diego in his quest to become Zorro, and also plays various smaller roles; age range 45-60.

     "Within the Law:" MARY TURNER – after serving three years in prison for being falsely accused of shoplifting, she learns how to earn a living by operating just "within the law," age range 20-30;  EDWARD GILDER – wealthy owner of a Manhattan department store who looks the other way when a wealthy shopper is a kleptomaniac, but uses one of his employees, Mary, as a scapegoat to teach others working for him a lesson, age range 55-65; RICHARD GUILDER – Edward's spoiled son who falls in love with Mary, age range 25-35; GEORGE DEMAREST – Edward's lawyer who will do whatever his client asks, age range 40-60; POLICE INSPECTOR BURKE – no nonsense inspector for the NYC police; age range 40-60;  JOE GARSON – a forger who is trying to go 'straight' with Mary's help, age range 30-40; AGNES LYNCH – accustomed to being on the wrong side of the law until she meets Mary, a fun-loving but practical person, age range 20-30 (also plays the small role of SARA, Edward's secretary in the first scene); EDDIE GRIGGS – a crook and a stool pigeon, also known as 'English Eddie,' age range 35-45 (also plays the small role of SMITHSON who works in Gilder’s store in the first scene); DETECTIVE SERGEANT CASSIDY – Burke is his boss, and he believes in Mary's guilt, age range 30-45 (also plays the small role of WILLIAM IRWIN, a lawyer in one scene); and HELEN MORRIS – a clerk at Gilder's department who is a thief, age range 20-35 (also plays the small role of WILLIAMS in one scene, a stenographer at police headquarters).         

    The East Lynne Theater Company is committed to nontraditional casting and equal employment opportunities. Actors wishing to mail pictures and resumes should mail them to the office: 121 Fourth Ave., West Cape May, NJ 08204 – and not to the church.   To learn more about the company, go to www.eastlynnetheater.org.


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