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Auditions for:
 

 

VANYA & SONIA & MASHA & SPIKE

 

2:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, 2017 - Readings from script.
2:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday, April 30 - Callbacks


VANYA & SONIA & MASHA & SPIKE
- a comedy by Christopher Durang
Winner! 2013 Tony Award, Outer Circle Critics Award for Best Play,
Drama League Award for Best Production, and Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Play

Directed by Rhonda Clark

When:
2:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, 2017 - Readings from script.
Plan to arrive no later than 4:00 p.m.
2:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday, April 30 - Callbacks

Where: At the theatre’s rehearsal studio/office, located at 806 W. Main. Parking is free on the street, at Dagwell Dixie next door, and in nearby parking lots.

SPECIAL NOTICE: Allow extra time for parking. The Spring Festival of the Arts will be going on both Saturday and Sunday, so parking will be very limited. CST will have its gated parking lot behind the theatre open for actors to park. Enter from Shartel, which is on the east side of the theatre. There is a “No Thru Traffic” barrier set up at Main & Shartel due to construction a block south, but you can drive around it to get to the gate into the parking lot.

What: Please bring a recent photo and résumé.

Hard copy perusal scripts will be available for a $10 refundable deposit. Please call CST at 405-232-6500 or email csttix@coxinet.net to make arrangements to check out a script. Call or contact Melinda before dropping by to make sure a script is available and someone is in the office to check it out to you.

Office Hours: Closed Mondays. Open Tuesdays through Fridays 1-6:00 pm.

Performance dates: June 23-24, June 30-July 1, July 6-9, 13-15, 2017

Rehearsals begin: Approximately May 15. Most rehearsals are scheduled Mon-Fri at 7 p.m. with Saturday or Sunday rehearsals scheduled if needed to accommodate week-night conflicts. 1st tech is the afternoon of Sunday, June 18.

Cast: 2 Man aged 20s & 50s-early 60s, 4 Women (2 aged 50s, 1 early 20s, 1 any age 20s+).

VANYA (50s) Has lived in his family’s farmhouse in Bucks County for years. He has more or less resigned himself to a quiet uneventful life, at least compared to his sister Sonia.

SONIA (early 50s) Vanya’s adopted sister who lives with him. She’s discontented, upset, and regretful.

MASHA (50s) Vanya’s sister who is a glamorous and successful actress and goes gallivanting around the world. Masha is self-serving and self-absorbed.

SPIKE (20s) An aspiring actor and Masha’s new companion, a.k.a. boy toy. He’s sexy and self-absorbed, but otherwise friendly and outgoing. Appears shirtless and scantily clad in workout shorts and underwear in some scenes. Yes, he’s an exhibitionist!

NINA (early 20s) A lovely, sincere aspiring actress who is visiting her aunt and uncle next door. She’s star struck, very earnest, and full of dreams.

CASSANDRA (20s-70) The cleaning lady who is a soothsayer. She can be any age or race. In the original production, she was played by an African-American in her 20s.

Synopsis:
Winner! 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, Outer Circle Critics Award for Best Play, Drama League Award for Best Production, and Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Play

A laugh-out-loud comedy with a touch of naughty. In this hilarious comedy of ill manners, Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia are living a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, while their sister Masha travels the world as a movie star. Just as their cleaning woman issues a warning about terrible events in their future, Masha returns for an unannounced visit with her 20-something boy toy Spike in tow. Also on the scene are sassy housekeeper Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness worries the jealous older Masha. And so begins an unforgettable weekend building to a fever pitch of rivalry, regret and racket. Mixing Chekhov sensibilities with modern cringe-worthy flair, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is a delightfully off-kilter summer romp that critics have hailed "a sublime state of hilarity" and "a zany joy!"
"…deliriously funny…a heedless good time." —The New York Times.

"…riotous…the show's a ton of fun even if you can't tell your Seagull from your Uncle Vanya…This is the kind of full-on comedy that's sadly rare on Broadway." —NY Post.

"Hugely entertaining…few contemporary playwrights have proven as deft as Durang at mining both the absurdity and the dangers of human folly…in its own deliciously madcap way, the new work offers some keen insights into the challenges and agonies of twenty-first-century life." —USA Today.

"You've only spent a weekend with these people, but you might want to spend the rest of your life with Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike."—Huffington Post.


 

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