Gallery Players announces auditions for The 39 Steps, by Patrick Barlow, adapted from the 1915 John Buchan novel and the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock. Jonathan King, Producer; Mark Gallagher, Director; Casting Director, Jessi Blue Gormezano. Seeking very versatile actors adept at playing multiple roles. Auditions are as follows:
Monday, August 22 – Open call 7pm – 10pm
Saturday, August 27 – Open call 3pm – 5pm
Please prepare a 1 – 2 minute contemporary comedic monologue. Rehearsals begin September 24. Given the outrageous nature and highly physical comedic style of this show, the bolder the better!
All of the 150 roles in the THE 39 STEPS are performed by only four actors in this mix of a Hitchcock masterpiece and juicy spy novel combined with a dash of Monty Python’s Flying Circus. One actor plays the dashing leading man, Richard Hannay; a female actor plays three diverse women; and the two “Clowns” play every other character–quick-changing hero
RICHARD HANNAY (Male: 25-35)–a dapper, witty and graceful English gentleman. At the play’s start, he is a bored aristocrat—until a mysterious woman unexpectedly drops into his life and propels him on a heroic, hilarious journey taking an ordinary man on an extraordinary adventure.
FEMALE ACTOR (Female: 25-35)–plays the following roles:
–Annabella Schmidt: an alluring, exotic, beguilingly mysterious secret agent of dubious and ever-shifting accents.
–Pamela: a bright, righteous, courageous and upstanding British woman lured into Hannay’s adventure but skeptical of his claims of innocence.
–Margaret: a shy, blushing and wholesome Scottish farmer’s wife who dreams of romance and adventure in the city and is swept away by Hannay’s appearance at her (and her husband’s) front door in rural Scotland.
CLOWNS #1 and #2 (Two Males: no prescribed ages but physically demanding roles)–play:
–quick-changing heroes, villains, spies, lecherous lingerie salesman, Scottish Highlands B+B proprietors, heavies, British Music Hall performers, bible thumpers, professors with missing fingers (and their wives), sheriffs, train conductors, pilots, politicians, radio announcers, paperboys, milkmen, charwomen, Senior Citizens, children and even the occasional inanimate object.