Hole in the Wall Theater announces auditions for August: Osage County to be held at the theater at 116 Main Street, New Britain, CT. Auditions will be on Sunday, June 18 at 6:00 pm, and Monday, June 19 at 7 pm, and will conclude when all the readings have finished. Call backs are scheduled for Tuesday, June 20.
The audition will consist of readings from the script, monologues are not required.
The cast includes 7 women and 6 men. The roles are for women that range from a mature teen to a woman in her 60s. The men range from 30s to 70. The age ranges are somewhat flexible, but the roles are as follows:
Violet – 60s
Mattie Fae – Late 50s to 60s
Barbara – 40s
Ivy – Late 30s to 40s
Karen – Late 20s to 30s
Jean – Mature Teen (Pass for 14-15)
Beverly – 60s to 70s
Charlie – 60s
Bill – 40s to 50s
Steve – 50s
Little Charles – 30s
Sherriff – 40s
Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best New Play, August: Osage County centers around the Weston family, brought together after their patriarch, world-class poet and alcoholic Beverly Weston, disappears. The matriarch, Violet, depressed and addicted to pain pills and “truth-telling,” is joined by her three daughters and their problematic lovers, who harbor their own deep secrets, her sister Mattie Fae and her family, well-trained in the Weston family art of cruelty, and finally, the observer of the chaos, the young Cheyenne housekeeper Johnna, who was hired by Beverly just before his disappearance. Holed up in the large family estate in Osage County, Oklahoma, tensions heat up and boil over in the ruthless August heat.
For more information, call the director: Warren Dutkiewicz at 860-490-0744.