Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Auditions for The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez, City Theatre, October 19 and 22, 2013
AUDITIONS for Austin premier of Matthew Lopez's award-winning drama THE WHIPPING MAN October 19 and 22 at The City Theatre. 3823 Airport Blvd. Suite D. Austin, TX 78722 (click for map)
Casting two African-American actors and one white male actor.
Bring headshot, resume and a one minute prepared dramatic monologue. Scenes will also be performed. Call 512-524-2870 or firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appt. Ten-minute slots by appointment. Times: Saturday, October 19 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 22, 6 – 10 p.m. If you are not able to make this audition time, please let us know.
Show dates: February 7 – March 6 with rehearsals beginning in November.
The Civil War is over and throughout the south, slaves are being freed and soldiers are returning home. Into the chaos of war-torn Richmond comes Caleb DeLeon, a wounded Jewish Confederate officer who find family's home in ruins and abandoned, save for two former slaves, Simon and John, who wait for the family's return. As the three men wait for signs of life to return to the city, they wrestle with their shared past, the bitter irony of Jewish slave-owning and the reality of the new world in which they find themselves. The pain that each man endures is not soothed and deep-buried secrets from the past refuse to be hidden forever as the play comes to its shocking climax.