AUDITIONS - Play (Drama)
The Vortexby Noël Coward
10 performances over 4 weekends
15th MAY - 6th June 2020
Directed by Andrew Meldrum
Produced by Karlana Santamaria
ABOUT THE PLAY:
The Vortex shot Noël Coward to fame in 1924 as both a playwright and a performer, its depiction of sex and drugs in the Jazz Age stunning the critics and causing a sensation. The story revolves around Florence Lancaster, a middle-aged socialite unable to accept the fact that the best years of her life have passed. To compensate for this, she is inclined to openly have associations with younger men while her catty friends roll their eyes over her vanity and obsession with youth. She has a troubled relationship with her son, Nicky, who is a talented pianist, recently returned from Paris. His unhappiness has driven him to a cocaine dependency and as the tension between mother and son rises, the facades drop away and the play moves into darker territory.
AUDITIONS will be held at the Mountview Theatre, 56 Smith St, Macedon on:
Wednesday 5th February, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Sunday 9th February, 10 am to 12:30 pm
Rehearsals: Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sundays (times to be determined once cast)
Performances: See below
THEATRE MEMBERSHIP: Successful applicants are required to become financial members of The Mount Players Inc. Membership is $30.00 for the year.
CONTACT: To book your audition or for any enquiries, contact Karlana (Producer).
Florence Lancaster…leading lady…40-55.
David Lancaster…Florence’s husband...40-65.
Helen Saville…best friend of Florence…female… 40-55.
Tom Veryan…Florence’s current beau…Guards Officer…20’s.
Nicky Lancaster…Florence’s son...20’s.
Bunty Mainwaring…Nicky’s lady friend…20’s.
Preston…the maid …female...good small part…any age.
Pauncefort Quentin (Pawnie)…everybody’s friend …male…40-65.
Clara Hibbert…friend and a singer …female…30-55.
Bruce Fairlight…family friend…40-55.
(The ages above are flexible to a degree and will depend on who will play opposite whom and their relationship to and with each other.)
Accents: Upper class English.
PERFORMANCE DATES; 10 shows over 4 weekends:
Fri May 15th & Sat May 16th @8.00pm
Fri May 22nd & Sat May 23rd @8.00pm;
Sunday May 24th @ 2.00pm
Fri May 29th & Sat May 30th @8.00pm;
Sunday March 1st @ 2.00pm
Fri Jun 5th & Sat June 6th @8.00pm