By John Bosco
Hole in the Wall Theater will be holding auditions for a production of Our House by Theresa Rebeck. The production will be directed by Ryan Wantroba, produced by Lauren DellaFera, stage managed by Mallory Spencer. The cast will consist of four (4) men and three (3) women.
“Are news and entertainment interchangeable? Our House is a deliciously scathing comedy that takes on a media-obsessed culture intent on turning even the most sobering crisis into sexy entertainment. A darkly comic look at America’s obsession with “reality” television.”
The auditions will be held on May 20 and May 21 at 7 pm with potential callbacks on May 22. Auditions will consist of script readings; resumes and headshots welcome but not necessarily required. Cast members are required to attend at least one work call, one general meeting, and the strike for the current HITW show (Comedians) and at the end of Our House.
The production will run July 13 – August 4 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm with one (1) Sunday matinee on July 22 at 2pm. Tech Sunday will be July 8.
Hole in the Wall Theater is located on 116 Main Street, New Britain, CT. 06050. Parking is available behind the theater and in the parking garage up the street, next door to the New Britain Police Station. Further information about the theater (including the character list, current and upcoming show information, volunteer opportunities, etc.) can be found at www.hitw.org. We welcome all potential cast members and look forward to your auditions.
The characters are:
JENNIFER – F, 25-45 – Journalist who joins WES’s network as a news announcer (and WES’s lover). Shares WES’s artistic vision about merging news and entertainment. Motivated and power hungry.
WES – M, 25-45 – Fast-talking, forward-thinking head of the network. All about the numbers and the money. Has a sexual relationship with JENNIFER and is also the boss of both JENNIFER and STU.
STU – M, 25-65 – Head of WES’s news division. Very reluctant to follow WES’s vision, he serves as the moral conscience of the network.
MERV – M, 25-35 – A well-spoken but incredibly childish TV addict, he eats ALICE’s food and is $4,000 in debt to the other members of the house.
MERV is infatuated with reality TV and JENNIFER in particular. He eventually proves a sociopath and shoots his roommates to get on TV and meet JENNIFER.
ALICE – F, 25-35 – The confident self-appointed head of the household, she is the only one willing to call out MERV’s behavior. While very sensible, she loses her temper due to MERV’s constant provocations.
GRIGSBY – F, 25-35 – Nurse and roommate of ALICE, MERV, and VINCE. She tries to keep the peace.
VINCE – M, 25-35 – Business professional and roommate of ALICE, MERV, and GRIGSBY. Generally aims for the path of least resistance in the house.