February 23, 2018

Attleboro Community Theatre Auditions

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The Attleboro Community Theatre is pleased to close its 61st Season with CO-CREATOR, written by local playwright, Lenny Schwartz, and co-directed by Dave Almeida and Jeanne Smith. Auditions will be held on February 19th and 20th from 7:00 – 9:00pm at the Attleboro Community Theatre in the basement level of the Ezekiel Bates Masonic Lodge in Attleboro, MA.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. The director also requests a prepared 1-minute comedic or dramatic monologue if you plan to audition for Bill Finger, Bob Kane, Jerry Bails, Jerry Robinson, Portia, Lyn, or Adult Fred. ACT is looking to cast the following roles:
-Bill Finger – Young male, 20’s-early 30’s. This is his story.
-Bob Kane – Young male, 20’s to early 30’s. Ambitious and unscrupulous.
-Jerry Bails – Middle aged male, 30’s to 40’s. Comic historian.
-Portia – Young female, 20’s to 30’s. Bill’s first wife.
-Jerry Robinson – Young male, 20’s to 30’s. Young, funny artist.
-George Roussos – Young male, 20’s to 30’s. Sarcastic artist.
-Gardner Fox – Middle aged male, 30’s to 40’s. Artist and creator.
-Marc – Young man, 20’s to 30’s. A fan of Bill’s
-Roberto – African-American male, 20’s to 30’s. Fan of Bill’s.
-Arlen – Young Man, 20’s to 30’s. Fan of Bill’s.
-Lenny – Young Man, 20’s to 30’s. Fan of Bill’s. No dialogue.
-Bartender – Any age, no specific gender. Sarcastic and funny.
-Editor – Middle-aged male, 30’s-60’s. Frustrated with Bill.
-Young Fred – Young male, 8-13. Bill’s son.
-Adult Fred – Young male, late teens to 20’s. Bill’s son.
-Laura – Young female, 20’s to 30’s. Bill’s fling.
-Victoria – Young female, 20’s to 40’s. Bill’s friend.
-Lyn – Young female, 20’s to 30’s. Bill’s second wife.
-Umbrella Girl – 20’s to 30’s. Will indicate the time periods in the play through period dress and an umbrella with the dates important to the play. Some dialogue.
-Man 1 and Man 2 – Any age, bar patrons.
-Extra Bar Patrons and Partygoers – Any age, ad-libbing
-Mother Kane – Middle-aged to elderly
-Woman in Shoe Store – Middle-aged to elderly
About the Show:
CO-CREATOR is a biographical play about the comic book writer Bill Finger, the man who helped Bob Kane create Batman and most of the Batman Universe and who was denied credit for his creations by Kane. This play will examine the life, loves, and milestones of Bill Finger’s career, and how this imaginative, generous and creative artist made a huge impression on artists of all genres for years to come.
Performances will be May 4th, 5th, 6th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 18th, 19th, and 20th. Friday and Saturday evening performances are at 8pm, and Sunday matinees will be at 2pm. All actors must be available for all performances, as well as tech week (April 29th – May 2nd), including a dress rehearsal, preview performance on May 2nd.
For more information, please contact attleborocommunitytheatreACT@gmail.com or visit www.attleborocommunitytheatre.com.

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