Iowa City - ICCT is holding auditions for their production of Of Mice and Men, directed by Kehry Anson Lane, which opens January 24.
WHEN AND WHERE
Sunday, November 3rd (General Audition)
Robert Lee Recreation Center
Meeting Room A
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Monday, November 4th (General Audition)
Iowa City Public Library
Meeting Room B
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Callbacks will be held Tuesday, November 5th at the Iowa City Public Library
WHAT DO I PREPARE?
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Prepared monologues less than a minute in length are welcome, but not required. Please bring with you any possible conflicts with rehearsals (beginning November 10th) and performances (January 24-26 and January 31 - February 2, 2014).
To expedite the audition process, you may download the Audition Form and bring it with you!
Planning on auditioning? RSVP to the audition event on ICCT's Facebook page.
ABOUT THE PLAY
Two drifters, George and his friend Lennie, with delusions of living off the "fat of the land," have just arrived at a ranch to work for enough money to buy their own place. Lennie is a man-child, a little boy in the body of a dangerously powerful man. It's Lennie's obsessions with things soft and cuddly, that have made George cautious about who associates with the gentle giant. His promise to allow Lennie to "tend to the rabbits" on their future land keeps Lennie calm, amidst distractions, as the overgrown child needs constant reassurance. But when a ranch boss' promiscuous wife is found dead in the barn with a broken neck, it's obvious that Lennie, albeit accidentally, killed her. George, now worried about his own safety, knows exactly where Lennie has gone to hide, and he meets him there. Realizing they can't run away anymore, George is faced with a moral question: how should he deal with Lennie before the ranchers find him and take matters into their own hands.
Lennie - A large, lumbering, childlike migrant worker.
George - A small, quick-witted man who travels with, and cares for, Lennie.
Candy - An aging ranch handyman who lost his hand in an accident. He owns an old dog.
The Boss - Curly's father.
Curley - The boss’s son. A confrontational, mean-spirited, and aggressive young man.
Curley’s wife - A flirtatious and lonely young woman.
Slim - A quiet, insightful man who seems to be at peace with himself.
Carlson - A ranch-hand who doesn't like Candy's old dog.
Whit - A ranch-hand.
Crooks - A black stable-hand, gets his name from his crooked back.
For more information, e-mail the director, Kehry Anson Lane.
(Source: Kehry Anson Lane)