URI Theatre sets audition dates for ‘All My Sons’ by Arthur Miller

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KINGSTON, R.I.—November 21, 2014—The University of Rhode Island Theatre Department announces the audition schedule for All My Sonsby Arthur Miller. The auditions are open to the public. To sign up, call URI Theatre at 401.874.5921 or visit the theatre office on the second floor of the Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Road, Kingston.


The scenario, cast and requirements follow:


About the Show: Arthur Miller, one of America’s greatest playwrights, set All My Sons in a Midwestern community soon after World War II. Inspired by a true story, he was intent on exposing the fragility of the American dream. Miller explores the destructive power of greed and misguided love as demonstrated by Joe Keller, the loving, shortsighted family patriarch. The original 1947 Broadway production won the Drama Critics’ Circle Award and two Tony Awards for Best Author and Best Direction (Elia Kazan) of a play. All My Sons shines among Miller’s greatest plays – Death of a Salesman, The Crucible and A View From The Bridge. With its true and tender romance, its father-son conflict and its sense of impending catastrophe, this story takes hold of our hearts and our imaginations and doesn’t let go for a moment.


Director: Bryna Wortman

Cast size: Nine or Ten (5 men, 4 women, possibly 1 child)


Characters:


Joe Keller – 50s; warm spirited, loyal family patriarch, self-made man

Kate Keller – early 50s; caring, troubled mother

Chris Keller – 32; Veteran of WWII, fierce sense of loyalty and sense of truth, a listener

Ann Deever – 20s; attractive, caring, truthful, strong spine

George Deever – 20s; protective, wary, cautious, combative, loyal

Dr. Jim Bayliss – Late 30s; hardworking family man, neighbor, self-controlled, touch of sadness

Sue Bayliss – late 30s; family woman, family manager, Jim’s wife

Frank Lubey – 30s; good guy, neighbor, pleasant, animated

Lydia Lubey – 20s; pretty, sociable, friendly

Bert – 8; neighborhood high-spirited boy


Requirements: Prepare to perform a monologue of 1 to 2 minutes demonstrating intelligence, sense of truth, and authenticity. Dirty language is unnecessary. Be prepared, if asked, to also read sides, possibly at auditions, definitely at callbacks.


Please read the entire play before auditions.


Auditions: Fine Arts Center, G Studio, Tues. Dec. 2, 6 to 10 p.m. – juniors/seniors only; Wed. Dec. 3,

6 to10 p.m. – open to the public


Callbacks: Robert E. Will Theatre; Thurs. Dec. 4, 6 to 10 p.m.


Rehearsals: The first read through will be Sat. Dec. 13 at 12:30 p.m. Full rehearsals begin Tues., Jan. 13, 2015 at 1 p.m. Once school starts, rehearsals will be held Tuesday through Friday, 6 to 10 p.m., sometimes 7 to 11 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.


Performances will be Feb. 19 through 21 and Feb. 26 through 28, 2015, Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 22 and Mar. 1, 2015, Sunday matinees at 3 p.m.