Audition Details for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Vanya – 50s, living in Bucks County. Resigned to his life, more or less, at least compared to Sonia.
Sonia – His adopted sister, early 50s, living with him in Bucks County. Discontent, upset, regretful.
Masha – His sister, 50s, glamorous and successful actress who goes gallivanting around the world.
Spike – An aspiring actor, 29 or younger, sexy, self-absorbed, Masha’s new companion.
Nina – Lovely, sincere would be actress, early 20s, visiting her aunt and uncle next door. Star struck and energetic.
**Cassandra – Cleaning lady and soothsayer, any age, any race. PLEASE NOTE: If you are auditioning for CASSANDRA, be prepared to do some improv.
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is a comedy play written by Christopher Durang. The story revolves around the relationships of three middle-aged single siblings, two of whom live together, and takes place during a visit by the third, Masha, who supports them. They discuss their lives and loves, argue, and Masha threatens to sell the house. Some of the show's elements were derived from works of Anton Chekhov, but it’s a typical deranged Durang play – quirky, funny, touching, biting, filled with truth, laughter, life and love. Familiarity with Chekov’s work is not a prerequisite. The play's setting is the family ancestral home in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, located in a cherry orchard, and the theme is the possible loss of that home.
Audition Dates: September 9 & 10, 2018 at 6:30 pm at Flagler Playhouse
Showdates: November 2 thru November 18, 2018
Those auditioning will do cold readings from the script.
As previously noted above, if you are auditioning for role of CASSANDRA, be prepared to do some improv.
The Production will be directed by Robert Dimsey, who has directed ON GOLDEN POND for FPH and also SPEECH AND DEBATE for the Spotlight Players last summer. Bob has also directed and appeared in many productions in several local theatres. Our Stage Manager will be the illustrious Bonnie Turnbow.