THE ELEPHANT MAN AUDITIONS
AUDITION DATES: June 6 OR 7 at 7pm/Callbacks will be June 8, at 7pm.
Show Dates: August 5-7 & 11-14, 2022
It is anticipated that we will use the same actor/actress for multiple parts. Many of the roles are not age specific, and can be combined with costume changes. The parts marked with an asterisk are most likely to be cast with a single person. The age ranges noted are the actual age of the historical character during the timeframe of the play – 1884 -1890, when Merrick died. I will consider actors in a greater age range for these parts. The role of Merrick requires a strong, healthy and flexible young man who can tolerate contorting himself throughout rehearsals and the run of the play. We will not be using prosthetics or makeup, and he will also have to talk with an understandable speech impediment. He must appear in a bathtub for several scenes and in underwear at the beginning of the play as Merrick’s condition is described. The role of the actress, Mrs. Kendal, requires her to undress at least to her underwear in one scene. These are integral requirements of the script and the story line, and we will be staging them as scripted..
*Frederick Treves, 31 – 37, a surgeon and lecturer
*John Merrick, 22 – 28, the Elephant Man
*Carr Gomm, administrator of the London Hospital
*Mrs. Kendal, an actress
Ross, manager of the Elephant Man
Bishop Walsham How
Conductor of Olmstead-London boat train
Porter at London Hospital
Snork, also a porter
Miss Sandwich, a nurse
Three pinheads, women freaks whose heads are pointed
Man, at fairgrounds in Brussels
UPDATE: Proof of vaccination is no longer required. Audience members now have the option to wear a face mask.
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