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The Halloween Trilogy

A trio of old-style classic radio dramas.

Stories by Rudyard Kipling, Oscare Wilde and Edgar Allan Poe

Auditions:

WHEN:
  • Friday September 11 at 6:30pm
  • Monday September 14 at 6:30pm
  • (If you are unable to attend the above dates email john.barthelmes@gmail.com for an audition appointment)

AUDITIONS will take place outside, weather permitting, in the tent in front of the studio. If you see someone auditioning, please wait in your car until they are finished. Each audition should only take a few minutes. You MUST wear a mask at the time of audition.

WHERE: At Spotlight Studios, 3 Railroad Street in Fairport

This production is open to all performers grades 6-12 from the area!

PERFORMANCES:

Thursday October 29 and Friday October 30 to be performed live outdoors, weather permitting.

BRING:

  • Completed Audition Form and Conflicts Sheet (download below)
  • A headshot or school picture, which will not be returned
  • A resume, if available

PREPARE:

Choose TWO scenes from the audition packet to prepare and be ready to read at the audition. Scene packets can be downloaded from here: Audition Scenes.

REHEARSALS:

Use the audition form to fill out all potential conflicts. Please be detailed. A rehearsal schedule will be created from these conflicts. A detailed schedule will be distributed after casting takes place. Cast members must attend all Mandatory Rehearsals. Generally rehearsals will be Mondays and Fridays 6:30-8:30pm. You may not be called to every rehearsal. Additional rehearsals to be added the last week.

There is NO cost for this production. Those interested must audition to be in this production. Cast members will be asked to seek out sponsors if possible.

QUESTIONS:

585-305-4767 (leave a message and your call will be returned) or email john.barthelmes@gmail.com

Hope to see you at the audition!

LOCATION:

All auditions, rehearsals and performances take place at:
Spotlight Studios of Fairport
3 Railroad Street
Fairport, NY 14450

Please pay attention to posted "No Parking" signs. Do NOT park in front of a blue storage unit door.

DESCRIPTION:

Three radio plays adapted from classic works and famous Halloween styled radio productions of days gone by. The stories will be produced live on stage including all characters, sound effects and commercials!

Mark of the Beast - by Rudyard Kipling

Fleete, an officer of the Royal Navy and who knows little of India, gets drunk at the Club on New Year's Eve, and on the way home desecrates a temple of the Monkey God, by stubbing out his cigar on the image of the God. A priest, who is a leper, clasps Fleete to him, and bites him on the chest, leaving a livid mark. Soon after, Fleete starts to behave like a man possessed, gnawing raw meat and howling like a wolf, despite help from a doctor. When Fleete's howls call the beasts of the night to doctor's office, Fleete's friends and the doctor hide out in a closet while chaos tears apart the room. Come morning, Fleete is gone.

The Canterville Ghost - by Oscar Wilde

The story begins when an American family moves into Canterville Chase, an English country house, despite warnings that the house is haunted. At first, none of the family believe in ghosts, but shortly after they move in, none of them can deny the presence of Sir Simon de Canterville. When the ghost makes his first appearance, Mr. Otis promptly gets out of bed and pragmatically offers the ghost oil to quiet his chains. Crestfallen, the ghost leaves. The story is narrated by Virginia, the family's beautiful and wise fifteen-year-old daughter, who feels sorry for the ghost. Simon expresses his vulnerability during an encounter with Virginia. He tells her that he has not slept in three hundred years and wants desperately to do so. Virginia is the only one who can help him.

The Cask of Amontillado - by Edgar Allen Poe

The story's narrator, Montresor, tells of the day he took his revenge on Fortunato (Italian for "the fortunate one"), a fellow nobleman. Angry over numerous injuries to his family and his honor, Montresor plots to murder his "friend" by luring him in to taste a rare wine. Fortunato goes with Montresor to the wine cellars. Montresor reveals brick and mortar, previously hidden among the bones nearby, and proceeds to wall up the room using his trowel, entombing his friend alive. At first, Fortunato, who sobers up faster than Montresor anticipated, shakes the chains, trying to escape. Fortunato then screams for help, but Montresor mocks his cries, knowing nobody can hear them.

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Spotlight Studios for the Performing Arts • 3 Railroad St, Fairport, NY • Email: johnb@SpotlightArts.com • Phone: 585-305-4767