Time: August 23, 2011 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Gateway Players Theatre Arts Barn
Street: 111 Main Street
City/Town: Southbridge, MA
Website or Map: http://www.gatewayplayers.org/
Event Type: auditions
Organized By: Gateway Players
Latest Activity: Jul 19, 2011
Auditions for "The Rimers of Eldritch" by Lanford Wilson. There are roles for 10 woman and 7 men ranging in age from 14 to 60 plus. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Performance dates are October 28, 29, and November 4,5,&6. Directed by Rip Pellaton. Produced by David Corkum.
THE STORY: As Martin Gottfried comments, "It is a simple one. A mystery, really. A man has been murdered. The mystery is, who he is, who murdered him and what were the circumstances? And to solve it, Wilson looks at the outsides and insides of his tiny, Middle Western town. He looks at a middle-aging woman who falls in love with the young man who comes to work in her cafe. He looks at a coarse, nasty woman mistreating her senile mother, who is obsessed with visions of Eldritch being evil and headed for blood-spilling. He looks at a tender relationship between a young man and a dreamy, crippled girl. But Wilson sees far more than this. He is grasping the very fabric of Bible Belt America, with its catchword morality ('virgin,' 'God-fearing') and its capability for the vicious. He senses the rhythm of its life and the cruelty it can impose. He understands the speech patterns of its loveless gossips, its sex-hungry boys, its compassion-less preachers, its car-conscious blondes." In the end his portrait of Eldritch is full length, and the truth of its revelations will be pondered long after the stage lights have dimmed and the play has ended.