THE ELEPHANT PIECE - Snowlion Repertory Company Non Equity Auditions

Posted: January 21, 2014
Audition Location: Submission,

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THE ELEPHANT PIECE

  

book, music and lyrics by Darryl Curry 

from the workshop conceived and directed by Al D'Andrea

 

 

Snowlion Repertory Company announces auditions for their upcoming absurdist musical fable The Elephant Piece (directed by Al D'Andrea, produced by Margit Ahlin).

 

For consideration, actors should electronically submit photo-resumes toinfo@snowlionrep.org. If you are right for a role, you will be contacted for an audition.

 

SYNOPSIS

The Elephant Piece is an absurdist musical fable in which a travelling band of "Hackers" puts on a lively and wickedly humorous vaudevillian song-and-dance revue as they pursue the last elephant on earth. Their violence is tempered by the unconditional love of a widower's young son and the innate wisdom of Elephant. The show culminates in a transformative experience as the Hackers achieve their heart's desire and the mirror of nature is held up to them.

 

SCHEDULE

REHEARSALS BEGIN MARCH 15 FOR AN APRIL 11 OPENING AT PORTLAND STAGE STUDIO THEATRE

 

CAST BREAKDOWN

ALL AGES, RACES, TYPES and PERSUASIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED AND ARE DESIRED.

 

PAUL: recent widower; father of young son Zach, who is invisible to the audience; Paul is an Everyman who finds it easier to deny the harsh realities of the world rather than confront them. Timid yet loving, fearful yet fatherly, hesitant yet concerned. STRONG LEAD MALE VOICE REQUIRED FOR THIS ROLE.

 

BONES: leader of the Hackers; ambitious, duplicitous, at times uncertain; determined to keep his status and power; he is the quintessential self-serving, soulless politician who constantly panders to a needy public. Always has the answer. THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST.

 

THE HACKERS: 5 Men and 5 Women (see details below)

The Hackers are a gang of vaudevillian barbarians putting on a travelling musical song and dance show for their own self-aggrandizement. Beneath their showbiz exterior, they are disconnected, fearful, and full of hubris, always ravenous for violence, destruction, and power. Each hacker has his/her individual humorous trait, described below.

 

THE HACKER MEN

BUTCH: macho, merciless, constantly challenges Bones

PUG: enthusiastic, human bloodhound; large nose

BUZZ: docile, put upon, sensitive to sound; large ears

PACHY DERMAN: old male clown; repentant Hacker; enslaved by the pack

DARLENE: young male clown; repentant Hacker; enslaved by the pack

 

THE HACKER WOMEN

PERNICIA: arrogant, angry, sore feet; carries a supply of shoes

CHAFEY: fears being touched, sensitive skin; wears many scarves

IRIS: distrustful; sensitive eyes; wears dark glasses

FAWN: servile, religious zealot; wears many crucifixes

BONITA: flaunts her sexuality; collects bones

 

 

The Hackers NEED TO SING WELL BUT DO NOT NEED TRAINED VOICES. 

 

 
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PO Box 1199
Portland, Maine 04104-1199
www.snowlionrep.org
Our mission is to inspire and delight Maine audiences of all ages by creating,
developing, and producing theatrical works of cultural, ethical, and spiritual value.  

 

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