Audition Notice: The Curious Savage

Lakeshore Players seeking actors to cast upcoming production

Casting Call for the Lakeshore Players’ Upcoming Production of “The Curious Savage”

Lakeshore Players Dorval is pleased to announce open auditions for its upcoming Spring 2016 production of “The Curious Savage” by John Patrick. The play will be directed by Bryan Libero.

Please note that this is a volunteer, unpaid production.

When: Tuesday, Feb. 16 and Thursday, Feb. 18th from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Callbacks, if necessary, will take place Sunday, Feb. 21st from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Where: The Chalet located at 90 Martin in Dorval (located in the middle of St. Charles Park, next to the basketball court and baseball field), off Lakeshore Blvd. By bus #191 from Lionel-Groulx Metro.
Directions to Chalet St-Charles

Sides: Sides are available for download along the right sidebar >

First Rehearsal: The first rehearsal will be on Tuesday, Feb. 23rd at 7:00 pm. Regular rehearsals are scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm and Sundays from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Performance Dates: April 28th to May 7th, 2016 at the Louise Chalmers Theatre, John Rennie High School, Pointe-Claire, Quebec.

• These are group auditions and you may be asked to stay for the full time. Please make every effort to arrive at the beginning of your chosen audition. If you have time constraints, please inform the director when you first arrive.
• Audition sides will be provided at the audition and memorization is not required. If you would like to view the sides prior to your audition, download them from the sidebar on the right or please contact Julie Le Couteur at publicity@lakeshoreplayersdorval.com.

SYNOPSIS:
Ethel Savage has inherited ten million dollars from her late husband, much to the chagrin of her adult step-children. When she decides to create a Memorial Fund with the money to help realize the wildest dreams of other people, the step-children have her committed to a sanitarium so that she can come to her senses. It’s not long before Mrs. Savage becomes a part of the family at The Cloisters, and begins to question if the safe world “on the inside” makes more sense.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

The Residents

Florence: (20s-40s) The elegant “mother” of The Cloisters, she believes she has a five-year-old son named John Thomas; in fact, John Thomas is a doll. During Ethel’s stay at The Cloisters, Florence believes John Thomas has the measles.

Fairy May: (early 20s) Fairy is a compulsive liar who is obsessed with having others love her. She is unkempt throughout the play but believes herself to be stunningly beautiful. She is also very childlike, behaving and speaking in the tone of a six-year-old.

Jeffrey: (30s) Once a military pilot, Jeff was shot down in the war, surviving a crash that killed all his men. He plays the piano but is too shy to do so around others. He is married to Miss Willie but does not remember that he is.

Hannibal: (20s-40s) Hannibal, once a statistician, was fired and replaced by an electronic calculator. He has taken up the violin, which he wrongly believes he can play beautifully.

Mrs. Paddy: (40s-50s) Mrs. Paddy paints but only seascapes, which strikes Hannibal as “odd, because she’s never seen the ocean.” The others say she stopped talking when her husband told her to “shut up” one day; she has hardly spoken since, only to announce what she hates.

The Savages

Titus: (40s) Titus has sent so many threatening letters that Western Union lists him as a “tangible asset”. He is sober, humourless and direct, and the least popular Senator in Congress.

Lily Belle: (40s) Lily Belle was once married to a Slovak prince and has remarried five times since. A celebrity heiress, she is arrogant, chic and self-assured.

Samuel: (40s) Samuel has the distinction of being the judge with the most in the U.S. He walks in the shadows of his siblings, occasionally offering a brief comment, only to be shot down by them.

Ethel Savage: (60s-70s) Ethel is a crafty but kindhearted woman. The play decision to hide the money she has inherited from her late husband in an attempt to make her children look on others with more kindness. She dislikes her stepchildren but learns to love the residents of The Cloisters.

The Staff

Dr. Emmett: (50s-60s) The staff doctor for this wing of The Cloisters, Dr. Emmett is kind and warmhearted, and works hard to help his patients.

Miss Willie: (30s) Miss Willie is a nurse at The Cloisters. She is married to Jeffrey but pretends not to be because he doesn’t remember her. He is the reason she is working here. She is kind to all the residents of The Cloisters but exceedingly so to Jeffrey


Read the original casting call notice on Lakeshore Players’ website here: http://lakeshoreplayersdorval.com/newsevents/audition-notice