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2021-2022 Season Auditions


"The Explorer's Club"
a comedy by Neil Benjamin
Director: Steve Lemenille
Producer: Bill Sesselberg
Stage Manager & Ass't. Director: Taylor Lyons
May 7, 14, 20, 21, 2022 @ 8PM
May 15, 2022 @ 2PM - Matinee
additional Friday/Saturday evenings and Matinees these weekends possible for benefit performances

AUDITIONS Schedule

When:
TBA

Sun.  Feb. 20, 2022     Time: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Mon.  Feb. 21, 2022     Time: 7:00 - 9:30 PM
Tues. Feb. 22, 2022     Time: 7:00 - 9:30 PM

[Call-backs (if needed): Thurs. Feb. 24, 2022 at 7:30 PM]
                   
Location:
Westfield Community Players
1000 North Avenue West
Westfield, NJ 07090
Office: 908-232-9568

SYNOPSIS

London, 1879. The prestigious Explorers Club is in crisis: their acting president wants to admit a woman, and their bartender is terrible. True, this female candidate is brilliant, beautiful, and has discovered a legendary Lost City, but the decision to let in a woman could shake the very foundation of the British Empire, and how do you make such a decision without a decent drink? Grab your safety goggles for some very mad science involving deadly cobras, irate Irishmen and the occasional airship.


ROLE BREAKDOWNS

All roles are open; some may be doubled

LUCIUS FRETWAY - male 20s to 50s, a botanist and a man of science. Intellectual and sensible. In love with Phyllida, but naive in the ways of romance.

PHYLLIDA SPOTTEHUME - female 20s to 50s, an anthropologist. The first explorer to discover the lost city of Pahatlabong, home of the NaKong tribe. Also plays the role of Countess Glamorgan.

HARRY PERCY - male 20s to 50s, an intrepid explorer. Arrogant, self-assured and dim. The pinnacle of Victorian manhood. A man's man, if there ever was one. Idealogical counterpart to Lucius.

LUIGI - male 18+, a NaKong tribesman. Proud of his culture. Very smart and very observant. LUIGI speaks his own language...literally. (NOTE:  actor playing this role must be comfortable with improv and physical humor.

PROFESSOR COPE - male 30s to 50s, an herpetologist. Great friends with Professor Walling. An unassuming man, except for his pet cobra, Rosie. A perfect Victorian gentleman, well-mannered and enthusiastic.

PROFESSOR SLOAN - male 60s to 70s, an archeo-theologist. Irritable and haughty; he does not like change. Opinionated and often abrasive. Does not want to admit women to Explorers Club.

PROFESSOR WALLING - male 30s to 50s any age, a zoologist. Best friend to Professor Cope.

SIR BERNARD HUMPHRIES - male 40s to 60s, private secretary to Queen Victoria. Polished, distinguished and refined. The man you send to sort out the unpleasantness.

BEEBE - male 30s to 50s, an explorer. Stoic and resilient. A strong-willed survivor. Was left behind on one of Percy's missions and then joined an order of violent monks and has now returned to the Club seeking revenge. (this actor possibly also plays the Irish Assassin.)


AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

a) Please bring a current headshot & resume OR complete the AUDITION FORM

b) Monologues are NOT required. Those auditioning will be reading scenes from the script.

c) Bring your calendar and be prepared to list all conflicts. Conflicts not listed at time of audition may not be honored.



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Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment of the Arts, through a grant administered by the Union County office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.
 

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