Who's afraid of auditions?

Lismore Theatre Company is holding auditions for its next production Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by American playwright Edward Albee. The play was made famous by the 1966 movie version, which starred Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.

Director Julie Smith is looking for two males and two females to play the roles of Martha and George, a couple aged 45-55, and of Nick and Honey, a couple aged in their mid 20s.

George and Martha are a middle-aged married couple whose charged relationship is defined by vitriolic verbal battles fuelled by excessive alcohol consumption. (How unusual.) George is an associate history professor in a university where Martha’s father is the president – this adds an extra dimension to their relationship.

Late one Sunday evening after a faculty get-together, Martha invites Nick and Honey, an ambitious young biology professor and his mousey wife, over for a nightcap. As the evening progresses, Nick and Honey, plied with more alcohol, get caught up in George and Martha’s destructive games.

This is a deeply moving, and often brutal journey into the hearts and minds of these four people.

If you think this is the role for you, phone Julie on 6622 4928 or 0421 207 799. Auditions will be held at the Rochdale Theatre in Lismore on Saturday and Sunday, April 10 and 11, from 2-4pm. For a copy of audition scripts, email vintagechic@y7mail.com.


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