Foothill Theatre Arts Department Presents

Our Town

By Thornton Wilder

Directed by Bruce McLeod
Produced by Foothill Theatre Arts

Our Town

Audition Dates and Times:
Sunday, September 18 or Monday, September 19, 6:00-9:00pm
No appontment necessary.
Please arrive before 7:30 on one of the evenings and be prepared to stay for 60-90 minutes.

Where:
Foothill College Campus
I-280 & El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills
LOHMAN THEATRE (Room #8002)

Call Backs:
Sunday and Monday September 25 and 26, 6:00pm
Performances Dates:
November 3 – November 20, 2016

Rehearsal Info:
Rehearsals begin Tuesday, September 27.
Most rehearsals Sunday through Thursday evenings. Full rehearsal schedule available at auditions.

What to Prepare:
Cold readings from the script. Two-minute contemporary comic or dramatic monologues optional.
Please bring a headshot or recent photo and resume.

Casting:
Seeking a multi-ethnic cast of 20-25 men and women; all ages.
Auditions are open to all students and community members.
Non-AEA; No pay.

Casting Notes:
This production will take place today and the cast will reflect a more diverse town than 1901 Grover's Corners. It will feature a multi ethnic cast and seek to express the values of a world inhabited by people of all races, religions and sexual orientations.

Characters:
Stage Manager; narrator, M/F, 25-60, must be a good storyteller,
Dr. Webb, Mrs. Webb, Mr. Gibbs, Mrs. Gibbs; M/F 30-45 married couples, parents of
Emily and Wally Webb, George and Rebecca Gibbs; M/F 15-20 young and idealistic,
Ensemble, 10-15 M/F, 20-60 diverse as noted above, gender designations from the script are fluid.

The Play:
In 1938, Thornton Wilder thought Our Town was a failure after it closed in Boston. Instead it ran for over ten months on Broadway and won the Pulitzer Prize. Wilder, in a later preface, said the play was “the life of a village against the life of the stars.” It has been revived on Broadway several times, translated and produced around the world, and is among the most produced plays ever. Yet, after nearly 80 years, the innocence and simplicity of Grover's Corners still resonates somewhere in all of us. No less an author than Edward Albee called Our Town “probably the finest play ever written by an American.”

Location and Parking at Auditions: The Lohman Theatre is located to the left of the entrance fountain as part of the Lower Campus Complex. There are a limited number of free, one hour spaces in Lot 8 in front of the Lohman Theatre. We will do our best to keep you less than one hour. Cast will receive parking passes for the duration of the production.

Questions:
If you have further questions, please email mcleodbruce@foothill.edu.  

 
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