Released: January 23, 2012
Lincoln, Neb. - The Nebraska Repertory Theatre, the professional Actors Equity Association Theatre at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film announces its 2012 summer season.
Auditions will be held in Lincoln at the Howell Theatre, 12th and R streets on Saturday, January 28 from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Callbacks will be that afternoon from 2:00-6:00 p.m. Audition time slots and more information may be acquired by contacting Brad Buffum, NRT's Production Stage Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auditions will be held in Chicago, IL on Thursday, February 2 at the AEA Auditions Center, phone number AEA-1913, Ext. 815. Callbacks in Chicago will be held on Friday, February 3.
Students (20's) auditioning only for Eustace, Gertrude, or Bertie in Jeeves Intervenes, should prepare one modern comic monologue, performed with a British accent, two minutes or less.
All other auditioners should prepare two contemporary comic monologues, one performed in a British accent, not to exceed 2 minutes combined.
The three productions in rotating repertory during the July 6 to August 5 season are:
"Jeeves Intervenes" by Martha Raether
The play is based on P.G. Wodehouse's beloved comic characters, the befuddled Bertie Wooster and his impossibly clever butler, Jeeves. It's London, 1920's, Bertie and his old school chum, Eustace Bassington-Bassington hatch an ingenious plot to save Bertie from an unwanted marriage, and Eustace from being shipped off to India. Will the all-knowing Jeeves be able to rescue them from themselves?
- Bertie Wooster, a young and foolish gentleman, 20's
- Jeeves, his resourceful butler, 40's-50's
- Eustace Bassington-Bassington, Bertie's school chum, 20's
- Aunt Agatha, Bertie's overbearing Aunt, 60+
- Gertrude Winklesworth-Bode, Bertie's intended, Eustace's heartthrob, 20's
- Sir Rupert Watlington-Pipp, Eustace's uncle, 60+
"Heroes" by Gerald Sibleyras - translated by Tom Stoppard
The action is set in 1959 on a sun-dappled terrace of an old soldier's home somewhere in France. Here three dotty old soldiers, veterans of World War I, engage in verbal skirmishes, plan counter attacks and dream of impossible escape.
- Henri, an enthusiast, with a limp, 60+
- Philippe, a peacemaker, with fainting disorder, 60+
- Gustave, a curmudgeon, afraid to go beyond the terrace, 60+
"God of Carnage" by Yasmina Reza - translated by Christopher Hampton
Veronica and Michael are being oh-so-civilized by meeting with the parents of the boy who recently hit their son with a stick. But, what begins as calm, mature meeting of four mild-mannered adults somehow devolves into a no-holds barred schoolyard brawl, leaving their middle class propriety in tatters.
- Alan Raleigh, a lawyer, 40's
- Annette Raleigh, his wife, a financial planner, 30's-40's
- Michael Novak, a hardware wholesaler, 40's
- Veronica Novak, his wife, a part-time writer, 40's