Production Dates: March 13-16, 2014
Audition Dates: Sunday, January 5 at 2pm and Monday, January 6 at 7pm; callbacks Wednesday, January 8 at 7pm, 2014
Audition Requirements: Auditions consist of cold readings from the script and an optional one-minute monologue that showcases the actor in his/her best light. No pre-registration required; arrive at the beginning of either session to register and plan to stay for the entire audition session. Those auditioning should be available for callbacks. There are featured roles for one-four women and one-four men, ages 20-60; plus 7-19 men and women to play multiple characters. There is a mandatory rehearsal for all cast on February 1; time TBD.
Rachel This is the central character. The action of the play spans about 15 years: Rachel has young sons at the play’s opening approx. 3 and 5 years old, (although they are not seen.) At the conclusion of the play her oldest son is in college. Rachel’s approximate age could be late twenties to early forties or early thirties to mid forties. An actress playing Rachel needs to be able to play in that range. There are 25 scenes in Reckless and Rachel is in each one. She needs physical energy, charm, determination, and comic defiance to find her way through the surreal world she has fallen into. (Think “Alice” after she has fallen down the rabbit hole, or Lucy Ricardo in the chocolate factory). Reckless is a comedy and at times pushes into farce, but it has very serious moments in the life of Rachel’s character; she is genuinely shocked at her husband’s action, she grieves at the forced abandonment of her sons, her distress causes her to repeatedly seek therapists.
Tom Rachel’s bumbling husband who plans Rachel’s murder but loses heart and can’t go through with it. He later tries to reconcile with Rachel. Age range is30 to late 40’s.
Lloyd A kindly man who helps Rachel escape, he gives her shelter in his home and helps her get a job. He also has a false identity that is revealed during the play, age, open.
Pooty Lloyd’s younger wife. Pooty is seen in a wheelchair and sometimes communicates with sign language -although she can both hear and walk. She also has a false identity. Approximately equal in age to Rachel.Trish A finance manager for the same non-profit company. A “mean girl” of indeterminate age: could be a young or an older worker.
Tim Timko A game show host: extravagant, coarsely charming, and boisterous. He must be able take complete control of the stage during the game show scene. Male, age open.
First Doctor Initial therapist to see Rachel. Female, age open.
Sixth Doctor The final therapist to see Rachel.Male, age open.
Tom Jr College student seeking counseling, unaware that he is the son of Rachel.
Characters: Most supporting characters are in one or two scenes but will also
be used in multiple crowd scenes. Depending upon interest some characters may
Doctors #2 through #5 A series of therapists who see Rachel, both gender and age are open. One therapist needs to have a Southern accent.
Talk Show Host Female, age open
Sue Book author interviewed during the Talk Show scene. Female, age open.
Show Announcer Gender and age open.
Others: Woman patient, Derelicts (2), masked gunman, TV camera operator
Production Dates: May 8-11, 2014
Audition Dates: Sunday, March 9 and Monday, March 10 at 7pm. Callbacks Tuesday, March 11, at 7pm, 2014. Character descriptions and audition requirements TBA.
Production Dates: June 20-22 (Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, Sunday at 2pm)
Based on the life of the first female playwright, Aphra Behn, this neo-restoration comedy embraces a counter-culture of free love, cross-dressing, and pastoral lyricism that feels as much like the 1960’s as the 1660’s.