Auditions for "The Lost World"

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Auditions for "The Lost World"

Time: January 30, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Elm Street Congregational Church
Street: 61 Elm Street
City/Town: Southbridge, MA 01550
Website or Map: https://www.facebook.com/Gate…
Phone: (508) 764-4531
Event Type: community, theater, auditions
Organized By: David Corkum
Latest Activity: Dec 21, 2017

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Event Description

Gateway Players Theatre of Southbridge announce Auditions for "The Lost World” written by local playwright Ed Humphries will be held on Sunday, January 28, at 4pm, and on Tuesday, January 30 at 6:30pm at the Fellowship Hall of Elm Street Congregational Church, 61 Elm Street in Southbridge, MA. The entrance to the Hall is at the back of the building. This comedy/drama will be directed by Ed Humphries and produced by David Corkum. Auditions will consist of live readings from the script along with some light improv. Rehearsals will be held on Sunday and Tuesday nights. Performance dates are April 13, 14, 20, 21 and 22. For more information please contact Ed Humphries (508-930-5392), e-mail ehumphries72@gmail.com, or David Corkum (508-729-3999), e-mail mukroc@verizon.net

The sixteen-member cast consists of 4 women and 4 men in the principal roles; ages late 20’s to early 40’s. There is one additional role that calls for a woman – any age. In addition, seven teens are needed to play younger versions of some principal characters. Mid-teens to early 20’s are encouraged to audition for those roles.

Synopsis:
‘The Lost World’ tells the tale of a 20-Year High School Reunion attended by only six people. This is not just any six people – these are six individuals who claim to have hated High School the most. Brought together 20 years later by a common friend, the six former classmates find themselves face-to-face in a discount hotel ballroom for one fateful night of laughs, fights, tears, and soul-searching; as they drag their skeletons to the light in a bid to exorcise the personal demons that have haunted them since they last patrolled those hallowed halls of High School. Children of the Eighties now all grown up; they’re ‘The Breakfast Club’ thrust into the Facebook generation – leading them to pine for a simpler time; an age where if you wanted to connect with someone; you reached out and touched them; not texted, tweeted or Skyped. Their world is truly “The Lost World”.

CAST OF CHARACTERS
REILLY McINIS-----a cop; having never left home he remains the one constant link to his hometown for so many of his former classmates
HANNAH BELLE-----“the artist”; she lives on a rural farm; off the grid – making her living and art from the land
PARKER KNOWLES-----“the jock”; it’s been downhill ever since school let out
JAMIE CONNOR-----“the theater geek”; he and his domestic partner bought a run-down movie theater and restored it, creating a profitable revival house for classic films
DANIELLE TENNEMAN-----“the princess”; now a mom with so many kids she doesn’t know what to do
MICHAEL DONATELLO-----“the brain”; 12 years of bullying and abuse have left their mark
HALEY PIERCE-----“the town slut”; for 20 years she’s tried to shake that reputation.
ALYSON HUTCHINS----“the class president” - now a Fortune 500 CFO; she still retains that sweet persona that served her well back in school
MILLIE – a small town coffee shop waitress

TEEN VERSIONS OF THE PRINCIPAL CHARACTERS

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