LANTERN THEATER COMPANY 2012-13 SEASON - Lantern Theater Company Auditions

Posted: April 2, 2012

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Lantern Theater Company 12-13 - Appointment EPA
Lantern Theater Company
Philadelphia, PA

Call Type
Equity Principal

Date of Audition

Lantern Theater Company
923 Ludlow Street
(10th and Ludlow)
Philadelphia, PA 19105

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 by appointment.
Lunch: 1pm-2pm
Equity Members without appointments will be seen
throughout the audition day, as time permits.

call Ali Roy at 215.829.9002 x106 on Monday 4/9 10:30am-4:30pm or Tuesday 4/10 10:30am-4:30pm ONLY.
> A monitor willnotbe provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

Artistic Director: Charles McMahon
Managing Director: Anne Shuff
Associate Artistic Director: Kathryn MacMillan

Other Dates
Also participating in Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia Auditions, Monday, April 30. See separate notice.

All roles are available unless otherwise specified. For pre-cast roles, auditioning performers will be considered as possible (emergency) replacements, should any become necessary.

THE LIAR by David Ives, adapted from Pierre Corneille, directed by Kathryn MacMillan
First Rehearsal: 10/9/12. Run: 11/1/12-11/25/12.

DORANTE: 20s-30s; handsome young man, charismatic, well-bred, a compulsive liar

CLARICE: 20s; young Parisian woman, beautiful, smart, well-bred, very popular

LUCRECE: 20s; just as beautiful, smart, and well-bred as Clarice, perhaps even smarter

GERONTE: 50s-60s; Dorante’s father, domineering, pompous, and inflexible

CLITON: 20s-30s; Dorante’s manservant, sharp, comedic, put-upon

ALCIPPE: 20s-30s; Clarice’s secret fiancé, upper class, blustery but weak

PHILISTE: 20s; a young man of Paris, rational and reasonable

ISABELLE/SABINE: 20s-30s; one actress plays both servants; one is sexy and saucy, the other uptight and proper

THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE by Martin McDonagh, directed by Kathryn MacMillan.
First Rehearsal: 12/18/12. Run: 1/10/13-2/10/13.

MAG FOLAN: a stout woman in her early 70s; broadly comedic, manipulative, helpless

MAUREEN FOLAN: a plain, slim woman of 40; smart, no-nonsense, and desperate

RAY DOOLEY: boy of about 20; fidgety, slight but thuggish, whiny

PATO DOOLEY: a good looking man of about 40; physical laborer, kind-hearted but not a thinker

HENRY V by William Shakespeare, directed by Charles McMahon.
First Rehearsal: 2/19/13. Run: 3/14/13-4/14/13.

KING HENRY: 20s-early 30s; king of England, skilled orator, skilled strategist, brave

SCROOP/ensemble: 30s; nobleman caught in a plot to kill Henry, his dear friend

PISTOL/ensemble: 40s-50s; reluctant army recruit, petty thief

EXETER/ensemble: 40s-50s; the king’s cousin

KATHERINE/ensemble: 20s; the French king’s lovely daughter; speaks mostly French

DAUPHIN/ensemble: 20s-early 30s; heir to the French throne, superior and mocking

CHORUS/CANTERBURY/ensemble: 40s-60s; commentator and leader, powerful

FLUELLEN/ensemble: 40s-early 50s; a Welsh officer, honorable, but ‘blue collar’

HEROES by Tom Stoppard, adapted from Gerald Sibleyras, directed by M. Craig Getting.
First Rehearsal: 4/23/13. Run: 5/16/13-6/9/13.

HENRI: 60s-70s; gentle and a bit shy, contented, has a bad leg

GUSTAVE: 60s-70s; boastful, a bully, agoraphobic

PHILIPPE: 60s-70s; a war injury causes occasional blackouts, physically comedic, a bit paranoid

First Rehearsal: 8/21/12. Run: 9/4/12-9/30/12.

ABRAHAM VAN VALKENBURGH -- CAST. a regent of Amsterdam, 45; a powerful, smart, complex figure.

SAUL LEVI MORTERA -- CAST. chief rabbi of Amsterdam, 60 or more; softer & introspective, a charismatic leader of his small community.

GASPAR RODRIGUES BEN ISRAEL -- CAST. a parnas of Talmud Torah, perhaps 50; a carpet seller, self-effacing and gently comic.

BARUCH DE SPINOZA -- CAST. a merchant of Amsterdam, 23; at once a dazzling genius and an amiable, modest young man; based on a real person.

SIMON DE VRIES -- CAST. a painter, 23; patient, youthful, clever, amiable, short-sighted.

CLARA VAN DEN ENDEN -- CAST. a music teacher, 20; lovely, earnest, a bit anxious, deeply loyal.

REBEKAH DE SPINOZA -- CAST. Baruch's half-sister, 26; comic character: outspoken, capricious.



If unable to attend, send photo/resume to Attn: Casting Department, Lantern Theater Company, PO Box 53428, Philadelphia, PA 19105-3428. Please do not write "do not bend/fold" on your envelope.

Approva/salary level pending. SeeOther.

Actors (m/f) for several shows. See Breakdown for details.

A breakdown has been added for this notice.

Please prepare one monologue up to three minutes long or two contrasting monologues equaling three minutes. There are no musicals in the 2012/13 season; no music, please. Please bring a photo and resume, stapled back-to-back.

2011-12 weekly minimum: $380.

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

Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.

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