4/5 - Over the Ledge is doing season auditions at Lansing First Presbyterian, Wednesday April 5 from 6 to 9 p.m., callbacks, and any overflow auditions for Elephants Graveyard (only Elephants Graveyard) will be on April 6th. From 6-9 p.m Mary will hold callbacks for her show at a later date, TBA. This is to coincide with the LCC directing classes auditions which will be on April 2nd and 3rd. The shows that will be available for audition is mine (Elephants Graveyard), and Mary Jobs (Moon Over Buffalo). Here is the Facebook link, and it would be very appreciated if you passed it along to your email list. - Gabe Francisco
Elephants Graveyard by George Brant
Director Gabe Francisco
Performance Dates – Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays (Matinee), July 6th-16th, Over the Ledge Theatre Co., Fitzgerald Park, Grand Ledge.
Rehearsals begin May 1st
A true tale of the tragic collision of a struggling circus and a tiny town in Tennessee, which resulted in the only known lynching of an elephant. Set in September 1916, the play combines historical fact and legend, exploring the deep-seated American craving for spectacle, violence, and revenge.
"The script - based on a true story about a traveling circus that, in 1916, stumbled into gory disaster in a muddy Tennessee town - is like the best art, microscopically specific with echos that radiate outward across time. It conjures a world with its own atmosphere and terrible internal logic. It's mesmerizing... symphonic, in its emotional variations on a tragic theme. Elephants Graveyard buzzes with truth about the consequences of misunderstanding, the invisible but enormous gap between artists and their audiences, and the infernal beauty of vaudeville." The Seattle Times.
1 male, 2 female, 12 non gendered
Note: All roles will be cast ethnically, gender, and age blind unless noted (Ballet Girl, Haunted Widow, and Steam Shovel Operator). Also if you intend to audition for a member of the Circus, or Guitarist you will be asked to audition those skills as well.
Ringmaster - Obsessed with the bottom line
Trainer - Loves their work
Ballet Girl - A Star in control
Tour Manager - Bit of a bully
Clown - A Comedian with an inferiority complex
Drummer - Keeps the Beat
Strong Man/Woman - A Proud Muscleman from far of shores
Hungry Townperson - Has a Steel Trap Memory
Marshal - Keeps the pace.
Muddy Townsperson - A Haunted Widow
Preacher - Doggedly hopeful
Male Steam Shovel Operator - Looking for an Escape
Young Townsperson - Excitable dreamer
Guitarist - Sets the Rhythm
Engineer - Confident time is on their side
If you intend to audition for a member of the Circus, or Guitarist you will be asked to audition those skills as well.