Elmwood Playhouse in Nyack is holding auditions for “November” by David Mamet, directed by Alison Costello. Audition dates are Monday, June 28th and Tuesday, June 29th at 7:30 in the studio. Callbacks are Wednesday, June 30th at 7:30 p.m.
Here’s a synopsis, from Costello: “It’s November in a presidential election year, and incumbent Charles Smith’s chances for reelection are looking grim. Approval ratings are down, his money’s running out, and nuclear war might be imminent. Though his staff has thrown in the towel and his wife has begun to prepare for her post White House life, Chuck isn’t ready to give up just yet. In the biggest fight of his political career, the President has to find time to pardon a couple of turkeys — saving them from the slaughter before Thanksgiving — and this simple PR event inspires Smith to risk it all in an attempt to win back public support. With Mamet’s characteristic no-holds barred style, November is a scathingly hilarious take on the state of America today and the lengths to which people will go to win.”
Charles Smith: mid 40’s- mid 60’s- The bumbling and bombastic President of the United States
Archer Brown: mid 30’s- mid 50’s- Smith’s cynical presidential advisor
“Turkey Guy”: late 20’s –late 50’s- A nervous representative from the National Association of Turkey and Turkey By-Products Manufacturers
Clarice Bernstein: mid 30’s-late 40’s- Smith’s idealistic speechwriter
Dwight Grackle: late 40’s-70’s- an irate Native American
Please Note:· Since rehearsals will be taking place during July and August, vacations (within reason) will be taken into consideration so that the cast and crew can enjoy any plans they may have made. The show runs September 24th-October 16th · The age ranges are very broad so if you have any question please contact Alison @ email@example.com
Elmwood is at 10 Park St., Nyack. 845-353-1313.