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4/24 Of Mice and Men at Platte Valley Players

Audition Notice:  OF MICE AND MEN by John Steinbeck

Presented by the Platte Valley Players
DIRECTED BY Kelly Van Oosbree

AUDITION DATES:
Tuesday April 17th and Tuesday April 24th:  6:30-9:30 P.M.

EMAIL pvptheatre@gmail.com or call 303-722-3657 to reserve an audition slot

We are looking for:

*8 men of varying ages and ethnicities to fill the following roles: George, Candy, The Boss, Curley, Slim Carlson, White & Crooks

*1 woman between the age of 19-30 years old to play Curley’s wife

*The role of Lennie has been pre-cast.


AUDITION LOCATION:

Brighton United Methodist Church    625 South 8th Ave, Brighton, CO 80601

 

PREPARE:
A short dramatic monologue is encouraged- but not required.  Actors will be asked to read from the script.  You are encouraged to bring a resume and headshot (if available)

Rehearsals will be held in the Brighton area.

Tentative notes about rehearsal schedule: * there will be a few rehearsals for select roles in the month of May (weeknights).*

Full cast rehearsals will begin around June 4th  Rehearsals will be held 2-3 times a week- dependent on actor & director availability.

Tech Week (Rehearsals) July 23, 24, 25, 26. at the Brighton Armory  6:00-10:00 p.m.

All performances will be held Brighton Armory 300 Strong Street, Brighton, CO

There will be 6 Performances:
Friday July 27 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 28 – 7:30 pm
Sunday July 29 –  2:00 pm

Friday August 3 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 4– 7:30 pm
Sunday August 5 –  2:00 pm

 

THE STORY:Two drifters, George and his friend Lennie, with delusions of living off the “fat of the land,” have just arrived at a ranch to work for enough money to buy their own place. Lennie is a man-child, a little boy in the body of a dangerously powerful man. It’s Lennie’s obsessions with things soft and cuddly, that have made George cautious about who the gentle giant, with his brute strength, associates with. His promise to allow Lennie to “tend to the rabbits” on their future land keeps Lennie calm, amidst distractions, as the overgrown child needs constant reassurance. But when a ranch boss’ promiscuous wife is found dead in the barn with a broken neck, it’s obvious that Lennie, albeit accidentally, killed her. George, now worried about his own safety, knows exactly where Lennie has gone to hide, and he meets him there. Realizing they can’t run away anymore, George is faced with a moral question: how should he deal with Lennie before the ranchers find him and take matters into their own hands.

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