Spotlight Studios for the Performing Arts
announces the auditions for
by David Auburn
This production is open to all kids 14-18 from the area!
You should only attend ONE audition date. If you are unable to attend any audition dates, contact the director at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an alternate audition.
PERFORMANCES:March 8 and 9 at Spotlight Studios for the Performing Arts in Fairport
CAST:Calling Actors and Actresses in Ages 14-18.
PREPARE:Choose a scene from the audition packet to prepare and be ready to read lines at the audition. Scene packets can be downloaded from here: Audition Scenes.
REHEARSALS:Use the audition form to fill out all potential rehearsals. Please be detailed. A rehearsal schedule will be created from these conflicts. Note that excessive conflicts will factor into casting decisions. A detailed schedule will be distributed after casting takes place. Cast members must attend all Mandatory Rehearsals.
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 johnb@SpotlightArts.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.
On the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician.
Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father's who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that her father left behind.
Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father's madness—or genius—will she inherit?
Catherine – (F, 25). A college dropout, she has spent several years at home caring for her mentally ill father. Their relationship, although sometimes antagonistic on the surface, was sustained by strong mutual affection. Although she is a highly intelligent woman, she has no direction in life. Catherine is worried that she may inherit her father’s illness, and the signs of mental instability are already there.
Robert (M, 50-60s) was a famous mathematician who has just died of a heart attack in his fifties. He is already dead when the play begins, but he appears in the first scene in Catherine’s imagination and returns in two later scenes, which flash back to earlier years. Robert was a mathematical genius. When he was in his early twenties, he made major contributions to game theory, algebraic geometry, and nonlinear operator theory. While he was still in his twenties, Robert was afflicted by a serious mental illness, which dogged the remainder of his life. He became so incapacitated that his daughter Catherine had to stay at home to care for him. Robert had a deep affection for Catherine.
Claire (F, late 20s-early 30s) is Catherine’s twenty-nine-year-old efficient, practical, and successful sister. Unlike Catherine, she has inherited none of her father’s erratic genius. Instead, she has made a career in New York as a currency analyst. Claire and Catherine have never gotten along well. Claire feels responsible for Catherine’s welfare and wants her to move to New York, but Catherine resents what she sees as Claire’s interference in her life.
Hal (M, 28) is a twenty-eight-year-old mathematician who teaches at the University of Chicago. He also plays drums in a rock band made up of mathematicians. Hal is a former student of Robert’s, whom he admires immensely, not only for the brilliance of his achievements in mathematics but because Robert helped him through a bad patch in his doctoral studies. Hal first met Catherine briefly four years earlier, and when he meets her again, he tries to make friends with her, and quickly becomes romantically involved with her.
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