Saturday, June 10, 2017

audition notice - LEAVING IOWA - Fountain Hills Theater - June 24 & 25


The critically-acclaimed play, “Leaving Iowa,” by Tim Clue and Spike Manton is a hilarious, family-friendly comedy that is a toast to the idealism and character of parents from the “greatest generation,” and a little roast of their dedication to the family road trip. This comedy about family and family vacations is a show suitable for ages 10 to 110. The story centers on Don Browning, a middle-aged writer who returns home and decides to finally take his father’s ashes to his childhood home, as requested. But when Don discovers Grandma’s house is now a grocery store, he begins traveling across Iowa in search of a proper resting place. As he drives those familiar roads, the story shifts back and forth from the present to memories of the annual, torturous vacations of Don’s youth. Ultimately, Don’s existential journey leads him to reconcile his past and present at an unpredictable and perfect final destination.

Directed By: Ben Tyler

Audition Dates:
Saturday, June 24th at 3pm & Sunday, June 25th at 4pm

Production dates: August 11th - 27th
Performances: Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm
Please plan on an extension through September 3rd

Call (480) 837-9661 x3 to register for an appointment

Auditioners should prepare:
- 1 to 2 minute comedic monologue
- To read cold from the script
- Headshot and resume if available
- List of possible rehearsal conflicts

CASTING:
Don Browning – male, 30s/40s. A writer on a road trip to find the perfect resting place for his father Plays a younger version of himself in some scenes and an older version in others.

Dad – 40s to 60s. The energetic, somewhat bombastic, but very lovable head of the Browning household.

Mom – 30s to 60s. The ever-patient mother of the Browning household. (Plays the mother in her thirties in some scenes and in her 60s in others.)

Sis – 30s to 40s, Don’s slightly older sister, as annoying as any older sister might be. (Plays a much younger version of herself in some scenes and an older version in others.)

“Multi-character” Guy & “Multi-character” Gal – Any age. These two actors play all the crazy characters that interact with the Browning family: from drunken relatives and greasy mechanics to grocery clerks, waitresses, tour guides, civil war re-enactors, farmers and many, many others.

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