Sarahhhhh (oddobsession) wrote in lafayette_in,

Auditions for The Glass Menagerie

Grand Effect Productions will hold open auditions for Tennessee William's THE GLASS MENAGERIE on Monday, September 17, 2007, from 6:30 to 9:00pm at the Wells Cultural Center, 638 North Street, Lafayette, IN. There are four roles available - two men and two women. Those wishing to audition should prepare a short monologue (under two minutes). Cold readings will also be done from the actual script. Production dates are set for October 25 - 28, 2007.

The story of the play: Amanda Wingfield is a faded, tragic remnant of Southern gentility who lives in poverty in a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son, Tom, and her daughter, Laura. Amanda strives to give meaning and direction to her life and the lives of her children, though her methods are ineffective and irritating. Tom is driven nearly to distraction by his mother's nagging and seeks escape in alcohol and the unrealistic world of the movies. Laura also lives in her own illusions. She is crippled, and this defect, intensified by her mother's anxiety to see her married, has driven her more and more into herself. The crux of the action comes when Tom invites a young man of his acquaintance to take dinner with the family. Jim, the caller, is a nice ordinary fellow who is at once pounced upon by Amanda as a possible husband for Laura. In spite of her crude and obvious efforts to entrap the young man, he and Laura manage to get along very nicely, and momentarily Laura is lifted out of herself into a new world. But this crashes when, toward the end, Jim explains that he is already engaged. The world of illusion that Amanda and Laura have striven to create in order to make life bearable collapses about them. Tom, too, at the end of his tether, at last leaves home.

Everyone is welcome to audition regardless of age, gender, race, etc. For further information contact Paul Allen at (765) 449-0325.

We are in need of men especially for this show, so if you know of any who would be interested, please tell them!
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