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ON GOLDEN POND

July 19 - August 10, 2019
IN THE ALICE SILVERMAN THEATRE
 

Norman Thayer and his devoted, decade-younger wife, Ethel, have returned - as they always do - to the familiar tranquility of their summer home on Golden Pond in Maine. But when their daughter arrives with her fiancé and his son in tow, their solitude is interrupted.

 

Heartwarming and humorous, On Golden Pond won three Tony Awards in its original Broadway run, and the 1981 film adaptation received 10 Oscar nominations.

 

Featuring...

John Farrell, Akia Woods, Stacy Fischer, Scott Branchfield, Dean Seanor, and Alexander Herd.

 

On Golden Pond is presented through
special arrangement with
Dramatists Play Service, Inc. New York

ON GOLDEN POND

All performances take place at ...

THE NEWPORT PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

777 W Olive Street, Newport, Oregon 97365

NEXT UP ...

DOUBT: A Parable
By John Patrick Shanley, Directed by Bonnie Ross

 

Auditions:  Sunday, August 18 (6:30pm - 9pm)
Callbacks and additional auditions Monday, August 19 (6:30pm - 9pm)

Newport Performing Arts Center - Alice Silverman Theatre
Actors will be asked to read sides from the script (see below) and should come prepared to stay for the entire time. If you cannot make either date but still wish to audition, please email redoctopustheatre@gmail.com

 

Available Roles:

Father Brendan Flynn: (M, late 30s) Affable, comfortable, working-class, warm. His faith is grounded in good works.

Sister Aloysius Beauvier: (F, 50s-60s) Watchful, reserved, unsentimental. A fearsome, by-the-book Catholic school principal.

Sister James: (F, 20s) Naive, sunny, innocent, devoted to Father Flynn and Sister Aloysius. Easily coerced, but forced to make tough choices.

Mrs. Muller: (F, late 30s) A working woman of color and mother of troubled young son in whom Father Flynn has taken special interest. Mrs. Muller has one long crucially important scene in the play.

 

New York, 1964. Father Flynn is the beloved pastor of St. Nicholas Catholic church, doing good works within his flock and community. The principal of the Catholic school is Sister Aloysius, an impervious and powerful woman who begins to believe that Father Flynn is a little too friendly with a particular, troubled young student. She enlists the confidence of a young and naive nun, Sister James, to report on Father Flynn’s behavior. Those reports convince Sister Aloysius that Father Flynn is improper at best, and predatory at worst. After significant power plays and philosophical war, Sister Aloysius succeeds in eliciting a resignation from Father Flynn, but the emotional and psychological cost is very dear. And there is never a good answer: only doubt.

 

CLICK HERE to download audition sides.

NOTE: Doubt is a 90 minute play performed without intermission.

AUDITIONS

LOCATION

By Ernest Thompson

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Red Octopus Theatre Company, a Non-Profit Organization, has been bringing the very best in comedy,
drama,classics, musicals, and original theatre to the beautiful Oregon Coast for more than forty years.
"Red Octopus Theatre Company is well known for edgy scripts, superior sets, technical expertise
and the highest caliber of actors on the Central Oregon Coast."
- Oregon Coast Today

In 1978, four actors from San Francisco headed North. They landed in Newport, Oregon, joined forces with local actors, and the rest is history ... with the group constantly expanding over the years to include hundreds of talented artists. Past performances were held in a variety of locations in Lincoln County: from local barns, to the Visitor Center of Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center and even the former Naterlin Center (now Newport’s City Hall). Our current home is in the Newport Performing Arts Center, built in Nye Beach in 1988

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Ron Miller, Duffy Lederman, Darcy Hogan, Melissa MacDonald, Stacy Fischer, Joshua Lawrence, Milo Graamans.

 

NEXT ON THE BOARDS:
Directed by Barbara Berge
Doubt: A Parable

November 1 - 17 , 2019
David Ogden Stiers Theatre

By John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Bonnie Ross

 

In this brilliant and powerful drama, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students.

 

Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award

 

"An eloquent and provocative investigation of truth and consequences. A gripping mystery, tightly written."  - Time Out NY

 

AUDITIONS:
Sunday, August 18, (6:30pm), Monday, August 19 (6:30pm)

 

Doubt: A Parable is presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. New York

 

 

 

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: A Curious Rock Musical

April 3 - 19, 2020
Alice Silverman Theatre

Written and Directed by Darcy Hogan
Compositions and Musical Direction by Milo Graamans

Inspired by the work of Lewis Carroll

 

Who are YOU? From the director who brought you 2018's wild and whimsicle adaptation of  A Midsummer Night's Dream comes a brand new rock musical adaptation of Alice's Adventures Underground, inspired by the work of Lewis Carroll and the music of the 1970's.  Join us for an incredible, innovative, magical, mystical, musical journey!

 

A world premiere production!

 

AUDITIONS:
Saturday, October 19 (10:00am)
Callbacks October 20 (by invitation only)

 

CURIOUS? Sign up to receive audition information at AliceTheRockMusical.com

 

 

 

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time *

October 16 - November 1, 2020
David Ogden Stiers Theatre

Based on the novel by Mark Haddon
Adapted by Simon Stephens
Directed by Joshua Lawrence

 

15-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain: He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. Now it is 7 minutes after midnight, and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world.

 

Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play

 

"A beautiful, eloquent, dazzlingly inventive show about the wonders of life."  - Evening Standard 

 

AUDITIONS:
To Be Announced

 

* Rights Pending

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We are proud to take part in Playwrights Welcome, which offers
available tickets to professional playwrights on the day of a performance, free of charge. 

Playwrights Welcome was developed by Samuel French along with Dramatists Play Service, Dramatic Publishing, Music Theatre International, Playscripts, and Rodgers and Hammerstein to provide free access to theatre for Dramatists Guild of America Members. We are invested in the success and artistic health of our industry’s writers and, by extension, the vibrancy of the American theatre. We’re also aware that attending theatre is an integral part of how writers learn their craft and grow as artists. Playwrights who wish to receive a complimentary ticket to one of our productions, through the Playwrights Welcome program, may request one at the box office on the day of the performance. Please note that writers must present their Dramatists Guild membership card when requesting a ticket, and tickets are subject to availability.

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In reference to our audition notices:

Most characters we encounter currently are on the binary and are written with he/him or she/her pronouns, and you will see that in the descriptions we provide. But however limiting the descriptions are, our casting seeks to be as inclusive as possible and we invite gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender, and non-binary actors to submit for the roles they most identify with. We will also list race/ethnicity when specific to the character, but are otherwise seeking all races and ethnicities.

Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns.