OWOSSO COMMUNITY PLAYERS AUDITION NOTICE
Auditions for the Owosso Community Players’ production of “Rabbit Hole” will be September 25 and 26 at the Lebowsky Center at 6:30, with sign-in beginning at 6 p.m.
The 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winning play deals with the ways family members survive a major loss. The OCP production, directed by Anna Owens, opens November 3 for two weekends.
“Despite its somber theme, the script has many comic moments,” said Owens.
Roles are available for 3 females with these approximate ages: Becca (30-38); Izzy (24-30); Nat (50-60) and two males: Jason (late teens); and Howie (30-38). Those who wish to audition should be prepared to read scenes from the show. A more detailed description of each character can be found below:
Becca—Howie's wife (30 -38 years old). She is usually a very responsible and sensible person, but makes some rash decisions throughout the play because of grief. Howie accuses her of subconsciously trying to "erase" Danny by selling the house, packing up his artwork, and getting rid of their dog, even erasing the most recent home video of Danny.
Izzy—Becca's irresponsible but well-wishing sister (age 24-30). She is unwed, but in a relationship with Auggie. She is pregnant throughout the duration of the play. Tension is created as Becca's mourning for her lost child lingers, and she is suspicious of Izzy's ability to raise her own.
Howie—Becca's husband (30-38 years old). He is very caring, but has a hard time dealing with Danny's death, which causes him to be angry and depressed, though he hides it as much as possible. He obsessively watches home movies of Danny and thinks that the best way to move on is to try for another child. He attends group grief counseling meetings. It is implied that he has an affair with a woman from this group. He does not want to meet with Jason, whom he blames for Danny's death.
Nat—Izzy and Becca's mother. She is the voice of reason for her daughters. She helps Howie and Becca in the moving process, and provides motherly experience to Becca. Her son (Becca's brother, Arthur), a heroin addict, hanged himself at the age of 30. Becca, however, does not want to hear this, as she feels that the deaths are not comparable. She eventually realizes that her mother has gone through this as well, and accepts the comfort.
Jason Willette—(age 16-18) teenage boy who accidentally hit Danny with his car, leading to Danny's death. He lives with his mom; his father's whereabouts are never revealed, but the script suggests he's dead. He enjoys science fiction and writes a story about wormholes to other dimensions in Danny's memory, which he publishes in the school's literary magazine. He sends this story to Becca and Howie. He later shows up at the open house, wanting to talk to Howie and Becca. Howie chases him away, but he later meets with Becca. He blames himself for Danny's death.
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