Theater Auditions in Somerset NJ for “August: Osage County”

12/13/2016

August: Osage County

Location: Somerset, NJ

Audition Notice – August: Osage County

Their father has vanished, their mother – a drug addict. Three sisters are brought together at their childhood home in Oklahoma to deal with their father’s disappearance and mother’s addiction. When these extremely intelligent and complex family members reunite, they engage in both the support and destruction of one another. Secrets unfold, relationships are tested and chaos ensues.

Cast Descriptions:

Beverly Weston (69) [suggested age range 50-70]: The father of the Weston family, married to Violet. An alcoholic. Renowned poet.

Violet Weston (65) [suggested age range 45-late 60’s]: Matriarch. Married to Beverly. Undergoing chemo for oral cancer. She is addicted to painkillers.

Barbara Fordham (46) [suggested age range 30-late 40’s]: Oldest daughter of Beverly and Violet. Mother of Jean and wife of Bill. She is currently separated from her husband. She is a college professor in Boulder, Colorado.

Ivy Weston (44) [suggested age range late 20’s- late 40’s]: Middle daughter of Beverly and Violet. She is a librarian at a college in Oklahoma. She is in a relationship with her “cousin,” Little Charles.

Karen Weston (40) [suggested age range 20’s-early 40’s]: Youngest daughter of Beverly and Violet. She is engaged to Steve and lives in Florida with him.

Bill Fordham (49) [suggested age range 30-early 50’s]: Married to Barbara and Jean’s father. He is a college professor who has left his wife for one of his students.

Jean Fordham (14) [16-late 20’s]: Bill and Barbara’s 14-year- old daughter.

Steve Heidebrecht (50) [suggested age range 30-early 50’s]: Karen’s fiancé. He is a businessman and lives in Florida.

Mattie Fae Aiken (57) [suggested age range 40’s-late 50’s]: Violet’s sister. Charlie’s wife and Little Charles’ mother.

Charlie Aiken (60) [suggested age range 40’s-early 60’s]: Married to Mattie Fae and Little Charles’ father. He is unaware that Little Charles’ biological father is Beverly.

Little Charles Aiken (37) [suggested age range early 20’s-40]: Son of Mattie Fae and Beverly. He is in a secret relationship with Ivy.

Johnna Monevata (26) [suggested age range 20-early 30’s]: A young Cheyenne woman Beverly hires to be a live-in housekeeper.

Sheriff Deon Gilbeau (47) [suggested age range 30-late 40’s]: Barbara’s ex-boyfriend from high school.

The play takes place in a large country home outside Pawhuska, Oklahoma, sixty miles northwest of Tulsa. August 2007.

Written by: Tracy Letts
Directed by: Courtney King
Produced by: Daniel Schulze

Audition Dates:
January 2nd 7:00pm-11:00pm & January 4th 7:00pm-11:00pm

Callbacks:
Sunday, January 8th time: TBD

Location:
Villagers Theatre, 475 Demott Lane, Somerset, NJ 08873

Please bring your schedule and a list of any applicable conflicts. Sides will be provided. If you have a conflict with both audition dates, but are interested in auditioning, please contact the director at: courtking@gmail.com

Performance Dates:
Friday, March 31 & Saturday, April 1 @ 8pm
Sunday, April 2 @ 2pm
Friday, April 7 & Saturday, April 8 @ 8pm
Sunday, April 9 @ 2pm
Friday, April 21 & Saturday, April 22 @ 8pm
Sunday, April 23 @ 2pm

Any questions? Please email the director at: courtking123@gmail.com

Payment: Non Paid

City or Location of call: Somerset, NJ
Please submit to: stagemanageraoc@gmail.com by 2017-01-10

This casting notice was posted by: Villagers Theatre



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