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Coal Creek Theater of Louisville announces auditions for The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance, directed by Paul Wells.

 

What:
Auditions for The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance.

 

When:
Monday, August 7th, and Tuesday, August 8th 2017 at 7pm; callbacks will be scheduled for Wednesday, August 9th at 7pm.

 

Where:
The Louisville Center for the Arts, 801 Grant Avenue, Louisville, CO 80027. 

 

Roles Available:

NOTE: With the exception of the actors portraying Treves and Merrick, ensemble members (3 men/ 3 women) will play multiple roles.
Sir Frederick Treves – 30-40 yrs. old – Surgeon and teacher who discovers John Merrick and decides to treat him at the London Hospital.
John Merrick – 20-30 yrs. old – “The Elephant Man”
Carr Gomm – Administrator at London Hospital
Ross – Manager of the Elephant Man
Mrs, Kendal – Actress who befriends Merrick
Bishop Walsham How
Three Pinheads – female sideshow performers with pointed heads
Manager of the PinsSnork – porter at London Hospital
Miss Sandwich – A nurse
Lord John
Duchess
Countess
Princess Alexandria
Porter
Conductor
London Policeman
Belgian Policeman

 

Preparation:
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script; no need to prepare a monologue. All actors are encouraged to try out, regardless of ethnicity or level of experience. Be prepared to provide all schedule conflicts between August 11th and November 5th.

 

Performances:
October 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30 (Industry Night), and November 3, 4.  Strike on November 5th. 

 

Rehearsals:
Generally scheduled for weeknights, usually Monday through Thursday, with some additional weekend rehearsals as needed.

 

Contact:
Director Paul Wells at misterpaulwells@gmail.com for more information.

 

The Story:
Based on the life of John Merrick, a man living with horrifying, rare skin and bone diseases in the latter part of the nineteenth century. Seen as a freak by society, his life changes when a celebrated young physician, Frederick Treves, agrees to care for him. Merrick quickly becomes a favorite of the English aristocracy - an acceptance that comes with a heavy price.

 

About CCTL:
Coal Creek Theater of Louisville is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization based in Louisville, CO.  It is an all-volunteer company that is now in its 28th Season.  CCTL is sponsored, in part, by the City of Louisville.

 

 

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