It's audition time at Clague Playhouse!

Clague Playhouse, 1371 Clague Road, Westlake, will hold auditions on Tuesday, Feb. 3, and Wednesday, Feb. 4, from 7-9 p.m. for "Shipwrecked! An Entertainment: The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as Told by Himself)" by Donald Margulies. Rougemont was a real man who told a not-so-real story that so captivated and entertained audiences that he derived a living from its telling for much of his life.

Director Tyson Douglas Rand is seeking four cast members, all of whom should have some basic musical skill:

  • Louis de Rougemont, a proud, beaten-down old man who becomes filled with astounding energy, enthusiasm and agility as he tells his story. He plays himself at every age from infancy to his current state of antiquity.
  • Two energetic, versatile actors, probably one male and one female, to play multiple characters – including a little boy, a pickpocket, Queen Victoria, an octopus expert, and an Aborigine princess – with the change of a hat or scarf.
  • An unscripted character who can play piano with more gusto than accuracy. Actor can be any gender or age but will be portraying a matronly church organist.

The director suggests preparing an audition monologue of two minutes or less that showcases the actor’s movement, storytelling and multiple-voice skills. Please bring a current headshot and résumé if available, along with a list of all conflicts for the rehearsal dates of Feb. 16 through April 29. Performances will take place May 1-24 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Questions? Please leave a message for the director with Clague Playhouse's box office, 440-331-0403.

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Volume 7, Issue 2, Posted 9:56 AM, 01.20.2015