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


Auditions for The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance.


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


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
Princess Alexandria
London Policeman
Belgian Policeman


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.


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


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


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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