Auditions

AUDITION NOTICE:

Crimes of the Heart

WHAT:    Auditions for “Crimes of the Heart," written by Beth Henley, and directed by Anthony Marinelli.

WHERE:    Center Playhouse, 35 South Street, Freehold, NJ 07728.

WHEN:     Auditions:  Sat: Feb. 5th:  12-2pm

             Wed. Feb. 9th: 7-9pm

Call Backs: Sat, Feb. 12th  12-2pm

              Wed. Feb. 16th 7-9pm

PERFORMANCE DATES:   May 6-22, 2022 - (Fri & Sat at 8:00pm and Sun at 2:00pm)

SYNOPSIS:

Beth Henley’s Pulitzer-Prize winning tragicomedy centers around the three Magrath sisters (Lenny, Meg, and Babe) who are reunited in Hazelhurst, MS (circa 1974) as they await the news of their ailing grandfather while also dealing with the attempted murder committed by Babe against her brutish husband. Over the next two days, the family’s skeletons will be revealed, deep-seated resentments return to the surface, and tears will mix with laughter as the sisters work their way through the pains of life and love in the best way they can: with each other.

LIST OF CHARACTERS:

CHICK BOYLE:

The Magrath’s passive-aggressive first cousin, 29 years old. She wears flashy clothes and bright lipstick, and is deeply concerned with her reputation in town and keeping up appearances. She sees herself as superior to her cousins and is resentful of the attention they receive.

DOC PORTER:

Meg’s old flame, 30 years old, who still carries a torch for her despite being married with two children. Nicknamed Doc for his one-time medical aspirations, a tragic accident that occurred five years earlier during Hurricane Camille has left him with a slight limp, which adds rather than detracts from his quiet seductive quality.

BARNETTE LLOYD:

The young, ambitious lawyer hired to defend Babe in her murder case, this 26 year old is fanatically determined to not only clear Babe’s name, but also see to it that her husband, who she shot in the stomach, is himself put behind bars for his shady political dealings. The attraction Barnette feels for Babe is another source of motivation.

**Please note that the roles of the three Magrath sisters have been pre-cast**

PLEASE BRING:    Headshot and resume if you have them.

COVID POLICY:    All auditioners must show proof of full vaccination and wear a mask covering their mouth and nose while not on stage.  

AUDITION MATERIAL:  Sides from the play will be provided.

FOR MORE INFO OR TO AUDITION:      
Contact - Anthony Marinelli at: anthonymarinelli@me.com

Non-union, no pay

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