Wheaton Drama announces auditions for The Elephant Man.
The Elephant Man is an ensemble piece featuring five main characters and a large number of supporting roles. The supporting roles in this production will rely on two or three actors able to play multiple characters.
Dialects will be required for all roles.
For any man trying out for the role of John Merrick, please note that you must be in healthy shape.
The actor must place his body under physical strain and contortion each night—for which a massage therapist will be provided during the run of the show—and must therefore ensure that he is able to do so.
There will be one night of general auditions (Nov. 6) with a second night for callbacks (Tuesday, Nov. 8) if necessary.
Performances will run from Jan. 20 through Feb. 12, 2017, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons.
To audition, please contact director Sean Ogren in advance for the sides (firstname.lastname@example.org).
After receiving sides, all auditioners should arrive prepared at Wheaton Drama by 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6. Wheaton Drama’s Playhouse 111 is at 111 N. Hale St., Wheaton, IL, 60187.
JOHN MERRICK, the Elephant Man, age 20-40
FREDERICK TREVES, a surgeon and teacher, 30s
CARR GOMM, administrator of the London Hospital
MRS. KENDAL, an actress
ROSS, manager of the Elephant Man
MAN, at a fairground in Brussels
CONDUCTOR, of Ostend-London boat train
BISHOP WALSHAM HOW
PORTER, at the London Hospital
SNORK, also a porter
NURSE, MISS SANDWICH
PINHEADS, three female freaks with pointed heads