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Of Mice & Men – Auditions

January 6 - January 7

Of Mice & Men - Auditions
Auditions: January 6th - 7th
PRODUCTION RUNNING DATES
March 15-24, 2019
AUDITION INFORMATION

Auditions for Of Mice & Men:

Of Mice & Men
by John Steinbeck
Directed by Ethan Everett
March 15-24, 2019
Rated R

Rehearsals start Tuesday January 15th, 2019.
This is a non-paid; non-equity production.

Auditions will consist of cold reads from the script. Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your scheduled time to fill out forms and check conflict dates.

Callbacks will be Wednesday, January 9th from 6-10pm. Plan on staying the entire time.

ROLES
Character Roles:

Lennie: 20-30’s; Large, lumbering character with a childlike mentality. Does not understand his own strength.

George: 20-30s; Small, wiry, quick-witted man who travels with and cares for Lennie. George’s behavior is motivated by the desire to protect Lennie and dreams of owning his own farm.

Candy: 50’s-60s; An aging ranch handyman, Candy lost his hand in an accident and worries about his future on the ranch. Fears that his age is making him useless.

The Boss: 40s-50s; The stocky, well-dressed man in charge of the ranch, and Curley’s father. He is never named and appears only once, but seems to be a fair-minded man.

Curley: 20’s; The boss’s son, he is a confrontational, mean-spirited, and aggressive young man who seeks to compensate for his small stature by picking fights with larger men. Recently married, Curley is plagued with jealous suspicions and is extremely possessive of his flirtatious young wife.

Curley’s Wife: 20’s; The only female character in the story. The men on the farm refer to her as a “tramp,” a “tart,” and a “looloo.” She represents the temptation of female sexuality in a male-dominated world. Like the ranch-hands, she is desperately lonely and has broken dreams of a better life.

Slim: 40-50s; The acknowledged “prince” of the ranch, Slim is the only character who seems to be at peace with himself. The other characters often look to Slim for advice.

Carlson: 30s-40s; A ranch-hand, Carlson complains bitterly about Candy’s old, smelly dog. He convinces Candy to put the dog out of its misery.

Whit: any age; a ranch hand; gives back story to some of the play’s characters.

Crooks: 40s-50s; Crooks, the black stable-hand, gets his name from his crooked back. Proud, bitter, and caustically funny, he is isolated from the other men because of the color of his skin.
SYNOPSIS
Of Mice and Men is a novel written by author John Steinbeck. Published in 1937, it tells the story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in California in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in the United States. They hope to one day attain the dream of settling down on their own piece of land.

“In every bit of honest writing in the world there is a base theme. Try to understand men, if you understand each other you will be kind to each other. Knowing a man well never leads to hate and nearly always leads to love. There are shorter means, many of them. There is writing promoting social change, writing punishing injustice, writing in celebration of heroism, but always that base theme. Try to understand each other.” — John Steinbeck

Details

Start:
January 6
End:
January 7
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Organizer

Elm Street Cultural Arts
Phone:
678-494-4251
Website:
http://www.elmstreetarts.org

Venue

City Center Auditorium
8534 Main St.
Woodstock, GA 30188 United States
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