Monday, May 16TH, AND TUESDAY, May 17TH, FROM 7 TO 9 PM
Abilene Community Theatre is pleased to announce in-person, open auditions for Angels In America Part One: Millennium Approaches by Tony Kushner, directed by Keith May
When: Monday, May 16th, and Tuesday, May 17th, from 7 to 9 PM; callbacks by invitation (if necessary) on Wednesday May 18th at 7 PM.
Rehearsal dates: June 27 – August 11, Mondays through Fridays, 7PM to 10 PM
Performance dates:August 11 – 13
Auditions are for all parts, and no previous acting experience is necessary. Auditions for this show will consist of cold readings from the script. Please bring your calendar or dates reflecting any conflicts you may have.
***There are also 13 other parts to play. Historically, the 8 actors performing the roles above have fulfilled these duties and have been double cast. Depending on auditions, the director will decide how the casting of these additional roles will be implemented.***
They include: Rabbi Chemelwitz, Mr. Lies, The Man in the Park, The Voice, Henry, Emily, Martin Heller, Sister Ella Chapter, Prior 1, Prior 2, The Eskimo, The Woman in the South Bronx, and Ethel Rosenburg.
A Note on Staged Intimacy: There are scripted instances of intimate physical contact in the play, which will be led in rehearsals by a consultant trained in staging intimacy. You will have the option to audition for roles requiring intimacy or not. Please note that on your audition form. **We will have a set that changes frequently, so I will be casting mechanicals as well**
Angels in America is a fantastic and sometimes surreal journey through the lives of two couples during the AIDS crisis in 1985-86. One couple is Louis, a Jewish word processor, and Prior Walter, a former drag queen who has AIDS. The other is Joe Pitt, a Mormon Republican and lawyer, and his wife, Harper. Another key player is the ethically questionable lawyer Roy Cohn, a dramatized version of the real person (Cohn was counsel to Senator Joseph McCarthy during the “Communist witch-hunts” of the 1950’s.) Cohn is dying of AIDS and is in the process of being disbarred.