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Audition Announcement

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Orphans by Lyle Kessler directed by Richard Dominick

Two grown orphan brothers live in an old dilapidated row house in North Philadelphia - deserted in childhood by an unfaithful father and by the death of their mother.

 

Phillip, sensitive, reclusive, never venturing out of his North Philly home, trapped in a world of Star Kist tuna sandwiches and jars of Hellman’s mayonnaise.

Treat, the older brother, a violent pickpocket and thief, unprepared to be Phillip’s protector, suffers from a severe fear of abandonment, mistrust and isolation.

 

Together they live in a world of illiteracy, innocence, violence, loneliness, and the need of a human touch.

 

And then one night, Treat kidnaps a mysteriously wealthy businessman who turns the table on the two brothers and in a strange, hilarious, frightening and moving way puts himself into the role of teacher, healer and surrogate parent. The Chicago gangster, an orphan himself, becomes their long lost father figure

 

Broadway and Off Broadway audiences gave this moving drama standing ovations. Orphans has been an international success throughout the world. Albert Finney won the Olivier Award in London’s West End production.

Characters:

 

PLEASE NOTE:

The role of Harold is cast. Auditions are for the roles of Treat and Phillip only.

Phillip - early to mid 20’s, slight build, child-like, is highly knowledgeable about some subjects but knows little about anything else. Longs for “encouragement”.

Treat - late 20’s. Tough guy though may be a wannabe tough guy. Quick tempered. Violent. Fear of intimacy. Prefers isolation to human interaction. Arrogant.

Audition Information

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AUDITION  SIGN UP

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WALK-INS WELCOME!

If all available audition slots are full, you are welcome to arrive at any point during auditions. We will ensure that you are seen at some point during the audition time frame.
 

Audition Location: 

The Barrington

Parker Players Theater

540 W Northwest Highway

Barrington, IL 60010



Actor Stipend of $400 flat rate

AUDITIONS

August 4 (4 -6:30pm) 

August 5 (6:30 - 8pm) 

Audition: No Materials to Prepare: Audition will consist of conversation and discussion of script. Possible script reading.

Please bring headshot/resume if you have one.

And, yep. Really. No monologue.

In the words of director Richard Dominick, "Do NOT come with a monologue nor immediately launch into performing a monologue unless your goal is to kill me."

(But, if you want to do something to prepare--read the script.)

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CALL BACKS

TBD

Callbacks by invitation only.

 

If callbacks are held they will be either immediately following auditions Monday 8/5 at 8pm or Tuesday 8/6 from 6:30 - 7:30pm.

Call Back Location: 

The Barrington
Parker Players Theater
540 Northwest Highway
Barrington, IL 60010

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Rehearsal Information

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CAST READ THROUGH

Tuesday, September 3, 2024

Cast Read-Through will be held from
6:30 - 9:00pm

REHEARSALS

Rehearsals begin the week of September 3, 2024.

Rehearsals will be 3-4 days a week taking place on weekday evenings and some weekend afternoons. Final schedule will be based on actor and production team schedules and availability.

Rehearsal Location:

The Barrington

Parker Players Theater
540 W Northwest Highway 
Barrington, IL 60010

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TECH WEEK

October 20 - 24, 2024

No conflicts allowed

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Performance Schedule

LOCATION

The Barrington

Parker Players Theater

540 Northwest Highway

Barrington, IL 60010

October 

Friday, October 25
7:30 PM

 
Saturday, October 26
7:30 PM

Sunday, October 27
2:00 PM

 






 
November

Friday, November 1
7:30 PM

Saturday, November 2
7:30 PM

Sunday, November 3
2:00 PM
 
Friday, November 8
7:30 PM

 
Saturday, November 9
7:30 PM

 
Sunday, November 10
7:30 PM

 

 
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