MYSTIC VISION PLAYERS ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR AUGUST WILSON'S RADIO GOLF (Non-Union/Unpaid)
Monday, August 28 & Tuesday, August 29: 7pm-10pm Sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080848aeaa2daaf58-radio
St. John the Baptist Church 2018 DeWitt Terrace, Linden, NJ 07036
Call-backs by invitation only: Thursday, August 30, 7pm
Performances will take place on: November 3, 4, 10 & 11 @ 8pm November 5 @ 3pm UCPAC Loft Theatre 1601 Irving Street, 2nd Floor Rahway, NJ 07065
Directed by Jerome Arthur John Stage Managed by Sherese Bulluck Produced by Alissa Valiante
Synopsis The tenth and final play in August Wilson’s Pittsburgh Cycle,Radio Golffollows a black man named Harmond Wilks on his quest to revive his childhood neighborhood and become the first black mayor of Pittsburgh. Wilks, his wife Mame, and his best friend Roosevelt, have planned a redevelopment project that will bring a new high-rise apartment building and chain-stores to the old and devastated Hill District. Initially, Wilks envisions this as a great plan to restore his childhood home, but as the play progresses and he meets characters from the past (Sterling Johnson and Elder Joseph Barlow), his eyes are opened to the possibility that what he thought would be a gift to the future might actually be hurting the district’s history. Harmond begins to fundamentally question his intentions, while Mame and Roosevelt try to keep him on the path he started, with little consideration for the ghosts of the past.
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN Harmond Wilks— (M; African American; 30-45) a Pittsburgh real estate developer seeking to revitalize the Hill and become mayor. His desire for success is balanced by his need to preserve his roots.
Mame Wilks—(F; African American; 30-42) Harmond’s wife and campaign manager. She is the voice of reason for Harmond and is pursuing a prestigious position for herself in the governor’s office.
Roosevelt Hicks— (M: African American; 30-45) Harmond’s longtime friend. A gambler by nature, Roosevelt has invested everything (literally and figuratively) in Harmond’s plans for the future of the Hill. When not pursuing the next big deal, Roosevelt is a serious golf enthusiast.
Sterling Johnson— (M: African American; 30-45) an ex-con who once went to school with Harmond and currently works as a contractor. He is no-nonsense and direct.
Elder Joseph Barlow— (M; African American; 50+) an elderly man who is disputing the demolition of an old, dilapidated house on the Hill. He speaks both wisely and opaquely, and is familiar with Harmond’s family.
Please prepare the appropriate side for the audition (Sides and audition form can be downloaded at http://mysticvisionplayers.com/Auditions.html)