Audition Notice – The Vertical Hour by David Hare
Beowulf Alley Theatre
Beowulf Alley Theatre will hold open auditions for The Vertical Hour by David Hare and directed by Philip G. Bennett on Saturday, January 9, 2010 from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., at the theatre, 11 South 6th Avenue (Downtown between Broadway and Congress). Callbacks will be held on Sunday, January 10 from noon – 4:00 p.m. Please bring a headshot and resume. The audition will consist of readings from the script.
Rehearsals begin the week of April 12 and will be scheduled according to the production team’s availability. Performance dates are May 28 through June 13, Thursday-Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons. To reach the director to request additional information or for questions, email Philip G. Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org (please use “TVH” in the subject line).
The Vertical Hour is a story of a young American war reporter-turned-academic who travels abroad and finds herself caught in a most surprising romantic triangle, pulled between the affections of her lover and her lover's father. Character descriptions for the production are:
OLIVER LUCAS: He is English, undemonstrative, casually dressed, in his late fifties. Oliver is not a Royalist, is politically liberal, speaks French, and a retired doctor. The actor needs to move well, have excellent voice and speech, and be able to speak with a convincing upper-middle-class British accent.
NADIA BLYE: American, pale poised, in her mid-thirties, her style is casual. She is beautiful, brilliant and pro-war. Teaches political science at Yale University and appears as a television political pundit. Nadia is in love with Oliver’s son, Philip.
PHILIP LUCAS: English, notably handsome, well-built, mid-thirties, casual. A doctor, lives in the U.S. and runs a series of physical exercise clinics. In love with Nadia; has a strained relationship with his father, Oliver. Actor must be able to handle an upper-middle-class British accent.
TERRI SCHOLES: An African-American, just twenty. She is a political science student at Yale with strong beliefs. She is intelligent, beautiful and heart-broken.
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