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    The Colonial Players

    The Colonial Players of Annapolis announces auditions for the upcoming production of

    VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
    Written by Christopher Durang
    Directed by Steve Tobin
    Produced by Tim Brown
    Performance Dates: May 19 – June 10, 2017

    TIME AND PLACE
    Sunday, March 12, 2017, 3 p.m., sign-in starting at 2:30 p.m.
    Monday, March 13, 2017, 7 p.m., sign-in starting at 6:30 p.m.<span class=”text_exposed_show”>
    The Colonial Players Annex, 2132 Renard Ct., Annapolis, MD 21401

    CALLBACKS
    Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 7 p.m.
    The Colonial Players Annex, 2132 Renard Ct., Annapolis, MD 21401

    SIGNIFICANT DATES
    *Performances: May 19 – June 10, 2017
    8 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
    2 p.m. on Sundays
    7:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 28, 2017 (Sunday evening performance)
    *First Read-Through: TBD
    *Rehearsals: Determined based on cast availability
    *Publicity Photo Shoot: Sunday, April 2, 2017 (tentative)
    *Tech-In: Can start Tuesday, May 2, 2017
    *Invited Dress Rehearsal: Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 8 p.m.
    *Archive Photo Shoot: Sunday, May 21, 2017 following the matinee performance

    AUDITION INFORMATION
    *Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script and an *optional* prepared monologue.
    *Sign-in will be available 30 minutes prior to auditions, which will begin promptly at the posted times. Note that the Sunday is Daylight Savings Time, so make sure your clocks are sprung-foward!
    *Late arrivals can be accommodated only as time permits. If you know you will be late, please make prior arrangements with the director by emailing vsms@thecolonialplayers.or<wbr />g.
    *To expedite the sign-in process, the audition form is available on the Downloads page of our website under Forms and can be downloaded and completed in advance. Please bring the completed form with your resume (or list of experience) and a headshot or recent photo. If you do not have a recent photo, one will be taken at sign-in.
    *Auditioners are asked to provide a schedule of conflicts from March 12 through June 10, 2017.

    For more information, or for a copy of the script, please email the director Steve Tobin at vsms@thecolonialplayers.or<wbr />g.

    SHOW SYNOPSIS
    Vanya and Sonia rarely leave the confines of their childhood home in Bucks County, Pa., while their sister Masha has been gallivanting around the world as a successful actress. A surprise visit from Masha and her 20-something boy toy, Spike, throws the normally quiet household into utter upheaval as its residents and visitors get swept up in an intoxicating mixture of lust, rivalry, regret, and the sudden possibility of escape. Throw in a fortune-telling housekeeper who has a voodoo fetish and a sweet young star-worshipping neighbor, and things get even more bizarre. And there’s that Disney meets Chekhov thing. . . .

    CHARACTERS
    All roles open. Descriptions are of character appearance and temperament, not age of actors.

    Vanya, male, 50-something
    Vanya is gay, but has been “out of circulation” for a long, long time. Thoughtful, contemplative, somewhat stoic—but subject to some amazing fits of energy, passion and absurdism.

    Sonia, female, 50-something
    Sonia is Vanya and Masha’s adopted sister—and she never lets people forget it. Maybe what someone might have called a “spinster” in a prior age. Quiet, caring, searching, not-quite depressed—but with a longing and a desire to “break-out” that conflicts with her life so far.

    Masha, female, 50-something
    Flamboyant, narcissistic, self-absorbed. Your typical B-movie (or probably B+ movie) star. Coming to grips (barely) with no longer being an ingenue (for the last 25 years). Already been through five husbands. . .

    Spike, male, 20-something
    Gorgeous with a capital GORGE. Has a habit of stripping down to boxer shorts (or briefs . . . or a low-rise bikini) at the drop of a hat. Almost got cast in Entourage 2. ‘Nuf said.

    Cassandra, female, 25-60
    Looking for ability to portray a cultural background or ethnicity that has a strong element of “the mystic.” Totally outrageous and, like her namesake, is prone to oracle-like pronouncements. Comes in to tidy up messes once or twice a week—and to mess with people.

    Nina, female, 20-something
    Starry-eyed, somewhat naive and waif-like in attitude. Definitely NOT air-headed, but also not totally aware of her effect on others. Just REALLY happy to be along for the ride. . .

    The Colonial Players, Inc. is a not-for-profit, all-volunteer community theater with an open casting policy. All auditions are open to the public and no roles are pre-cast. All roles are non-paying. Auditions are held in our Annex at 2132 Renard Court (off General’s Highway near the Annapolis Mall) unless otherwise noted. All performances are held at 108 East Street, just off State Circle, in historic Annapolis. We welcome actors and other volunteers of all backgrounds and skill levels. For more information on The Colonial Players, now in its 68th season, visit us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/<wbr />thecolonialplayers) or explore our website, thecolonialplayers.org.</span>

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