Coming soon: Weekend One-Acts at Darien Library!
Coming SOONER: Auditions for Weekend One-Acts!
Auditions for "Variations on the Death of Trotsky" by David Ives will take place on Tuesday, September 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday, September 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. (Callbacks, if necessary, will take place on Monday, September 12, from 6 to 9 p.m.)
Actors should bring a head-shot and resume and current contact information, including mobile phone number. Participants will be given audition sides to perform for the audition.
Performances are Actors’ Equity Association approved.
For best scheduling, contact Erin Shea at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm audition appearance and approximate time of arrival. Auditions will take place in the Library’s Conference Room, located on the Mezzanine level. Flexible evening and weekend rehearsal schedule will begin in mid-September.
Summary of Play:
"Variations on the Death of Trotsky" by David Ives is a hilarious one-act comedy, divided into eight parts. The play fictionalizes the day of the death of Trotsky, divided into eight scene variations in which Trotsky dies at the end of every scene progressing the story a bit further each time.
Casting: 2 Males and 1 Female
Leon Trotsky -- Male, (age range, 40-70) -- A Commanding Historical Figure, Trotsky conducts himself as though he is still the Russian Red Army leader, despite his exile in Mexico.
Mrs. Trotsky -Female (age-range, 30s-60) -- A respectful, but often confused wife of Trotsky.
Ramon – Male 25-50s -- Sneaky, guitar-playing Mexican communist.
The performances of Weekend One-Acts will take place in the Community Room on Friday, October 14 at 7 p.m., and on Sunday, October 16 at 2 p.m.
Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen’s).