KELSEY CASTING CALL: Picasso at the Lapin Agile

AUDITION NOTICE: PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE
by Steve Martin (yes THAT Steve Martin!)

The Pennington Players are pleased to announce open auditions for their April/May 2015 production of Steve Martin’s PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE. The show will be performed at Kelsey Theatre, on the campus at Mercer County Community College, West Windsor, NJ.

Performance dates are: April 24, 25, 26, and May 1, 2, 3, 2015. Friday and Saturday night performances at 8:00 pm; Sunday afternoon performances at 2:00 pm. There will be a “Talk Back” Session after the May 1st performance.

ABOUT THE PLAY:
In the witty and hilarious style Steve Martin is known for, PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE imagines what might have happened if Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso met in a Parisienne bar in 1904. Both are on the verge of their greatest achievements as they discuss the nature of talent and genius. A host of quirky characters add to the whimsical hilarity that ensues as they all anticipate the future and the possibilities it might bring.

PRODUCTION STAFF:

Company: Pennington Players
Producer: Judi Parrish
Director: Peter Bisgaier
Stage Manager: Vicki Kaiser
Set Design: Bryan Schendlinger
Lighting: Kitty Getlik
Costumes: Michelle Rittmann
Props: Dottie Farina
Scenic Artist: Emily Russionello
Sound Design: Judi Parrish

AUDITION DATES:
Thursday, January 29, 2015 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, February 1, 2015 1 PM to 3:30 PM
Callbacks (as needed: by invitation only) Thursday, February 5, 7 PM to 9 PM

AUDITION APPOINTMENTS:
All Audition forms, monologues and information are available online and sign up ONLINE for an audition time using the “Sign-Up” link on the Pennington Players’ website: www.penningtonplayers.org

Appointments are strongly encouraged. Walk-ins will be seen on a time-available basis.

Auditions and callbacks will be held in the Communications (CM) building adjacent to Kelsey Theatre; for maps and directions, please visit www.kelseytheatre.net

Questions, email: auditions@penningtonplayers.org

ABOUT THE AUDITIONS:
All those auditioning are asked to prepare the monologue(s) provided for the character(s) for which you are auditioning. Memorization is preferred but not required. Other readings from the play may be provided at the time of your audition or call back, if needed. The audition monologues are provided at the end of this audition announcement.

ABOUT REHEARSALS:
First read thru will be scheduled during early to mid February, at which time scripts will be handed out and all actors will be measured for costumes. Rehearsals will begin in earnest in late February and will be primarily scheduled on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and one weekend afternoon to be determined. It is very important that all those auditioning be as thorough and honest about all known and potential conflicts between February 1 and May 3, 2015, as the rehearsal schedule will be determined based on those conflicts.ROLES: We will cast 9 actors (7M, 2W). Ages are those of the “Character.” All roles are open.

Pablo Picasso: (Male, mid-20s) Suave, confident, tortured, passionate. A little arrogant.

Albert Einstein: (Male, mid-20s) Ambitious, confident, engaged, and authoritative. A little arrogant.

Freddy: (Male, 30s-50s) The owner and bartender of the Lapin Agile. Good-natured and welcoming. Always quick with a witty and sarcastic comment.

Germaine: (Female, 20s-30s) Freddy’s girlfriend and waitress at the Lapin Agile who has had a fling with Picasso.Quick-witted and warm, she tells it like it is.

Gaston: (Male, 50s-70s) A regular at the bar. Boisterous and cantankerous. Has a prostate problem.

Suzanne: (Female, early 20s) Sexy and street-smart. She is smitten by Picasso. The same actress will also play the Countess & Female Admirer: (Female, 20s-40s) The Countess is the woman Einstein is planning to meet. She is brainy and aloof. The Female Admirer visits the bar to find Picasso. She is youthfully exuberant.

Charles Dabernow Shmendiman: (Male – age non-specific) Eccentric inventor. Convinced of his/her own genius, but lacking the ideas to back it up.

Sagot: (Male, 40s-50s) An art dealer. Authoritative and commanding. Loves art, but loves to make money off of art more.

Visitor: (Male, 20s-30s) Charming and handsome, with a voice to woo the ladies. Elvis Presley impersonation a
plus.

FOR MORE AUDITION INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE AUDITION FORMS AND AUDITION MONOLOGUES, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

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