Friday, October 28, 2011

Earth and Sky Auditions!

We are very excited to be announcing auditions for our next show. Earth and Sky will open our 2011-12 season. All the information you need is below. Hope to to see you there!

November 5th and 6th, 5:00-7:00pm

By invitation, November 9th , 7:00-9:00pm

Auditions Location:
Waddell Theater on NOVA’s Loudoun Campus, 1000 Harry Byrd Highway (Rte. 7), Sterling, VA 20164. Please use meter parking.

Callbacks Location:
Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise Street, Sterling, VA 20164

Show Runs:
February 10-12, 17-19 and 24-25.
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 7pm

Earth and Sky is best described as an onstage Film Noir. When poet/librarian Sara McKeon learns that her boyfriend of ten weeks has been viciously murdered, she has no idea things can get even worse. Evidence suggests that David was possibly involved in kidnapping, rape and murder. Unable to reconcile these accusations with her memories, and fuming that the police don’t seem engaged, Sara begins her own investigation deep into Chicago’s urban underworld. 100 minutes with no intermission, the story moves backward and forward in time in overlapping scenes, from Sara and David's first meeting to the climatic denouement, as she finds herself facing her lover's killer.

Character Descriptions:

NOTE: Character age ranges and ethnicities are extremely flexible in this piece. Sara and David should be close enough in age to be a believable couple, but they can be early 20s to 30s, and David should be believable as a restaurant owner/manager. The detectives should be old enough that they would be working homicide cases. Characterization is more important than age range.

Sara McKean, poet and librarian. Pleasant and mild, perhaps even naive, though circumstances will reveal an inner strengh and fearlessness she may not even have realized she had.

David Ames, restaurant owner/manager, attractive, charming, hard-working. Sara's boyfriend of just 10 weeks, though theirs is a serious relationship.

Detective Al Kersnowski, a gentle soul in a rough profession. He's been around and seen too much. Aware of Weber's faults, protective of Sara.

Detective H.E. Weber, classic hard-bitten detective. Cheats on his wife, hits on Sara, has a bad disposition and a mean temper.

Joyce Lazlo, Sara's co-worker and confidente.

Billy Hart, bartender, owner of the bar where David was last seen alive. Billy's cook is a suspect. World-weary, businesslike, but with a soft spot for Sara.

Carl Eisenstadt, with the demeanor and appearance of a CEO. More than likely an organized crime boss. A bad man in a good suit.

Marie Defaria, David's ex-girlfriend. Hard, unsophisticated, wary.

Julius Gatz, a goon. Tough, stereotypical mobster.

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