Auditions: Monday, April 9th & Tuesday, April 10th 7-10pm Callbacks: Thursday, April 12th 7-10pm (Invitation Only)
Location: Woodstock Opera House 121 W Van Buren St Woodstock, IL 60098
WHAT TO PREPARE? Actors should come prepared with a one to one and a half minute comedy monologue. Also be prepared to perform selected scenes from the show. Sides will be available after 3/12.
REHEARSAL SCHEDULE Rehearsals are scheduled for Mon, Tues and Thu, from 7pm-10pm and Sundays 4pm -7pm.
PERFORMANCE VENUE AND SCHEDULE June 15th,16th, 22nd and 23rd at 8pm and June 17th and 24th at 2pm. at the Woodstock Opera House
ABOUT THE SHOW
SYNOPSIS Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is set in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where adult siblings Vanya and Sonia reside in their old family home, mourning their lost dreams and missed opportunities. When their often-wrong, fortune-telling maid warns of impending dangers, and their movie star sister, Masha, arrives unexpectedly with young, sexy, boy toy, Spike. The family is launched into a rollicking weekend of one-upmanship, exposed nerves, and a lot of broken coffee mugs. With wit and absurdity, Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike blends Chekhov’s famous insight with the modern-day toils and troubles of celebrity, social networking, and age into a laugh-out-loud, mind stimulating comedy.
CHARACTERS VANYA: Vanya is in his 50s, living in the family house in Bucks County. He has resigned himself to living his vanilla life, unexplored. SONIA: Sonia is Vanya and Masha’s adopted sister. She is in her late 40s-early 50s. Sonia has spent the best part of her life in the family house in Bucks County…discontent, upset and regretful. MASHA: Masha is Vanya’s older sister. She is in her late 40s to mid 50s. She is a glamorous, successful actress that has had a full life gallivanting, seeing the world. Masha’s favorite person is Masha. SPIKE: Spike is an aspiring young actor. 23-27 years old. He is Masha’s newest toy/companion. Spike is very confident, self absorbed and sexy. He is comfortable with his body. Spike is at ease exercising in front of strangers wearing short shorts and no shirt. Above all, Spike is outgoing and friendly. CASSANDRA: Cassandra is the cleaning lady. Her age is open. Her race is open. Is Cassandra a soothsayer, or does she just believe she is? Cassandra believes in such things as Voodoo, ESP and “the spirits”. NINA: Nina is spring fresh, innocence and sincerity. In her early twenties, Nina is a star struck, would-be actress, full of ambition and energy.