LVLT announces Open Auditions for
"Shows for Days" by Douglas Carter Beane
Directed by David Ament
Audition Dates and Times:
November 5 & 6 from 7-9pm
Las Vegas Little Theatre 3920 Schiff Drive
All roles are available.
IRENE: late 50s, but you wouldn't know it; the producer, director, and star of the Prometheus Theater, a community theater in Reading, PA in the early 1970s; a force of nature with an outsize personality, Irene has willed the Prometheus into existence and willed it to survive; theatrical, ambitious, indomitable, and given to the grand gesture, she is wildly unrealistic and deeply pragmatic (often in the same breath).
CAR: The actor in this role must portray a successful playwright in his 40s-50s, looking back on a time in his life when he discovered the theater and his sexuality. He must also portray the playwright's teenaged self, a bit naive, a bit awestruck, a young man in search of his place in the world. As long as the actor can come across in both of these roles, the actual age of the actor is immaterial.
MARIA: 20s-30s; the company's ingénue, even if she is outgrowing some of the roles; she has traditionally played the young leading ladies and views the world with a certain naiveté and open heart; the Prometheus is the focus of her life and she's often teased by the other company members, who are a bit more sophisticated than she.
CLIVE: 40s; an African-American actor with the company, he has stature, style, and wit; gay, self-assured, clever, he shares with Irene an innate sophistication about the theater and a sense of authority; he might not easily admit it, but without the theater, he'd be lost.
DAMIEN: 18-30; a local guy, working as a waiter and more recently as an actor with the Prometheus company; very attractive, easygoing, charming, the kind of guy whom everyone falls for, women and men alike; he's got an easy sexiness and openness; a good guy, but a bit of an opportunist.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Headshots and resumes are accepted but are not required.
It’s May 1973 when a young man wanders into a dilapidated community theater in Reading, PA. The company members welcome him—well, only because they need a set painter that day. The young man then proceeds to soak up all the idealism and the craziness that comes with being part of a struggling theater company with big dreams. When a playwright looks back at his beginnings in the theater and decides to chronicle those experiences in a play, all sorts of things can happen. If you’re Douglas Carter Beane, who grew out of his Reading, PA, community theater days to become one of the stage’s master writers, it’s bound to bring a measure of gimlet-eyed reflection, a large dollop of self-deprecation, and a heaping dose of hilarity.
January 31 - February 16, 2020 with performances on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm.
*LVLT does NOT pay - We are an entirely volunteer organization!
Call 702-362-7996 for more information.