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OPEN AUDITIONS – Mister Roberts
November 15, 2016 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until November 17, 2016
An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Saturday, repeating until November 19, 2016
ACTOR FRIENDS! Save the date for the open auditions of “Mister Roberts” – November 15th & 17th @ 6pm and November 19th @11am! I am looking for a cast of 20! (19 roles for men, age 17+)
Winner of the 1948 Tony Award for best play.
“The greatest of war plays…” —NY Herald-Tribune.
“A superlative comedy.” —NY News.”
The show runs Feb 3-19, with Friday and Saturday performances at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm.
Come be a part of one of my last directing ventures for a while – as the newest member of the Hogans clan is due to arrive early in February! (Julie Lawrence has graciously agreed to be my assistant director in case she comes early!)
We have also partnered with The Chestertown Spy on this show, and they will be conducting a series of interviews with Kent County military veterans of all conflicts and branches of service leading up to the show, with the full collection to be on display in the Kohl Lobby at the theatre during the run of “Mister Roberts”.
Unfamiliar with the show?
“This rowdy, realistic saga of a group of American sailors aboard a Navy cargo vessel in the Pacific shows the crew suffering from that deadly boredom that is part of the routine of war. To the ship’s company, the Skipper is a cantankerous, small-minded man and every one of them conspires against him as the ship pursued its runs from Apathy to Tedium and back again. They are on a cargo mission, so little else is going to happen. That Mr. Roberts, [a lieutenant] shared the crew’s dislike for the Captain was one reason for his popularity. Roberts joined the world to fight; he hates being inactive almost as much as he hates the Captain. Privy to the crew’s hijinks against the Skipper, Roberts still feels it’s his duty to retain some discipline. After winning many ingenious battles against the Skipper, Roberts at last wins himself a transfer to combat duty. It was this transfer that cost him his life on a destroyer off Japan.”