Sunday, November 20, 2011

Announcing auditions for Farragut North

Director Neil Radtke has announced auditions for Farragut North, the third staged reading during the 2011-2012 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The script is by Beau Willimon.

Auditions will be held 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, December 11 and Monday, December 12 at Civic Theatre's office, 313 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette.

Those auditioning will be asked to read from the script, which is available to be checked out from the Civic Theatre office.

The director is seeking actors for the following roles:

Stephen (Mid-20s), press secretary to a governor running for president.

Paul (40s to 60s), Stephen’s boss and a veteran campaign manager.

Ben (Early 20s), the deputy press secretary.

Molly (Late teens to early 20s), an intern on the campaign.

Tom (40s to 60s), the opposition candidate's campaign manager.

Ida (30s to 50s), a reporter at The New York Times.

Frank (30s to 50s), a reporter at the Los Angeles Times.

Restaurant Owner (30s to 50s), a Latino restaurant owner.
Can be played by the actor who plays Frank.

Stephen Bellamy is a wunderkind press secretary who has built a career that men twice his age would envy. During a tight presidential primary race, Stephen's meteoric rise falls prey to the backroom politics of more seasoned operatives. Farragut North is a timely story about the lust for power and the costs one will endure to achieve it.

The staged reading of Farragut North will take place Tuesday, January 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Monon Depot Theatre in downtown Lafayette.

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