Auditions

AUDITION INFORMATION
Dates & Times: 
Friday, April 6th at 7pm 
Saturday, April 7th at 4pm


Actors auditioning will be asked to read excerpts from the script. They may also perform a brief (1-2 minute) monologue if they so wish. Proficiency in use of an English accent is preferred for all parts, and age-appropriateness is strongly preferred,

SHOW DATES
Friday, May 11 @ 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 12 @ 7:00 PM
Sunday, May 13 @ 3:00 PM
Friday, May 18 @ 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 19 @ 7:00 PM
Sunday, May 20 @ 3:00 PM

Mandatory Tech Week beginning Monday, May 7. No conflicts will be accepted for performances.

PLOT DESCRIPTION
“Gaslight,” one of the longest running non-musicals in Broadway history (also known as "Angel Street"), focuses on the apparent descent into madness of Bella Manningham, a sheltered housewife in Victorian England who lives with her aloof husband and two servants in a multi-level house on Angel Street. Bella becomes paranoid that she is losing her mind (as her mother did before her) when her husband insists that she has been unwittingly moving furniture, misplacing items, and acting out, even though she cannot remember doing any of those things. One night, when her husband leaves to go to “the club” (as he does every evening) Bella is visited by an inspector from Scotland Yard who offers her another, even more fantastical reason for her troubles... but does he even exist? What is real and what is in her head? Does her husband really want what is best for her as he claims, or does he want something much more nefarious? And why is it that every evening the gaslights dim throughout the house after her husband leaves? “Gaslight,” which was also made into an award-winning film in 1944 directed by George Kukor and starring Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman, and Angela Lansbury, is a masterpiece of tension and mystery suspense. You don’t want to miss one nail-biting second of the show that the New York Times said is “one of the greatest psychological thrillers of all time”!

CAST DESCRIPTIONS FOR AUDITIONS
Jack Manningham: A handsome, well-dressed middle aged man, Jack’s complete authority over and manipulation of his wife drives her down the road to insanity. There is mystery below the surface and feigned bitterness towards having to put up with his wife’s “condition.” Speaks in Received Pronunciation British English.

Bella Manningham: Woman in her mid-thirties, but appears older. She has denigrated into a pallid, frightened, and exhausted woman. Every night her husband goes out, leaving her alone in their large house, where sights and sounds fill her mind with fear and impending insanity. Speaks in Received Pronunciation British English.

Nancy: Attractive, impudent, and conniving, Nancy is the younger serving girl (18 to early 20s) in the Manningham home. Speaks in a working class Cockney/London accent.

Inspector Rough: Friendly and magnetic, a spry and intelligent late middle-aged to older man. Inspector Rough comes to the aid of Mrs. Manningham by revealing secrets and mysteries of years past. He, too, has a sense of secrecy about him and almost an air of unbelievability. Speaks in a British English dialect (can either be working class or Received Pronunciation).

Questions about auditions or the show can be sent to the director, Adam Randis -
Email: adamrandis@gmail.com 
Phone: (570) 926-0393