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Written by Tim Firth
Winner! What's On Stage Award for Best New Comedy 2010
When Annie's husband John dies of leukaemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow WI members to pose nude with them for an "alternative" calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence. The news of the women's charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie's friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-found fame. Based on the true story of eleven WI members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukaemia Research Fund, Calendar Girls opened at the Chichester Festival Theatre and has since become the fastest selling play in British theatre history.
RECENT NEWS + PRESS
The El Paso Playhouse is excited to continue its 54th Season with their production of Frankenstein by Victor Gialanella.
Potential cast members will be asked to fill out an audition form and to read from the script. No advance preparation is necessary, reading materials will be provided at auditions.
“Frankenstein” has an ensemble cast with roles for 8 men, 3 women and 1 boy/girl. Director will consider all physical types and ethnicities for roles.
The show runs October 20 - November 5, 2017.
Set in nineteenth-century Switzerland, this classic tale of horror and suspense details the ill-fated experiments of young Dr. Frankenstein as he attempts to fathom the secrets of life and death. Purchasing cadavers from two unsavory grave robbers, he give life to a creature both hideous and touching—and so physically powerful and mentally twisted that he soon brings death or destruction to all who stand in his way. Adhering more closely to the original novel than did the famous motion picture versions, the play blends moments of brooding terror and sudden shock with questions of morality and the dangers of unrestrained scientific inquiry.
First presented at the Loretto-Hilton Repertory Theatre, in St. Louis, and then lavishly re-mounted for its New York production, this classic thriller is offered here in the easier-to-stage pre-Broadway version. Blending thrills and shuddering horror with moments of touching sentiment and compelling philosophical insights, the play accomplishes the singular feat of being as moving and affecting as it is terrifying.
"No question, Gialenella's script caught the legendary excitement of the Frankenstein story." —Saturday Review.
"FRANKENSTEIN is more than a horror story…much more." —St. Louis Citizen. "…the most visually exciting stage presentation of the season." —The Hollywood Reporter.
CAST OF CHARACTERS
Victor Frankenstein - A young scientist
Elizabeth Lavenza - His adopted "Cousin"
Alphonse Frankenstein - His Father
William Frankenstein - His Younger Brother
Henry Clerval -A Friend of Victor's
Lionel Mueller - The Local Magistrate
Frau Mueller - His Wife
Hans Metz - A Villager
Peter Schmidt - A Villager
DeLacey - A Blind Hermit
Justine Moritz -A Maidservant
Head shot and Resume preferred.
The audition will consist of cold readings.
1-2 min monologue either comedic or dramatic are welcomed.
July 30 & 31, 2017