We are holding these auditions on June 4 and 5 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at 1468 Dayton St. Descriptions of the show and parts are on the attached document. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org (no phone call appointments accepted) to set an appointment for Monday – June 4th. June 5th is call-back date.
THE CIDER HOUSE RULES
Part 1: Here in St. Cloud’s
Part 2: In Other Parts of the World
Directed by Sheri Davis
From the novel by John Irving, Conceived by Tom Hulce, Jane Jones and Peter Parnell
10 Women, 8 Men (flexible cast) – including children
THE CIDER HOUSE RULES is a two-part epic stage adaptation of the John Irving novel. Spanning eight decades of American life, it centers around the story of Dr. Wilbur Larch, founder of the St. Cloud’s, Maine orphanage and hospital, and of the complex father-son relationship he develops with the young orphan Homer Wells. Homer’s growth into adulthood begins first at St. Cloud’s, and then out in the wide world, where he learns about life and love, and must ultimately decide whether to return to St. Cloud’s and fulfill the destiny his “father” has always believed in for him. PLEASE NOTE: THIS PLAY CONTAINS STRONG SEXUAL LANGUAGE AND ADULT SITUATIONS FOR ALL CHARACTERS, INCLUDING CHILDREN.
Parts 1 and 2 are separate plays and will be presented on individual nights as well as together as part of a matinee/evening combination. All cast members will be in both plays. These plays are ensemble pieces and all characters, including the company, will be on stage a majority of the time. There are over 50 roles, played by 18 actors.
Casting the following characters:
Mr. Rose – 35-45 years old. African-American. Crew boss of the cider house. Must be athletic and have stage fighting experience.
Rose Rose – 16-18 years old. African –American. Mr. Rose’s daughter and love interest of Homer’s son Angel.
Orphans at St. Cloud’s: Boys – 8-12 years old. Girls: 10-13 years. Will play various parts throughout the show in both parts one and two.
Company members – ages 25 and up- need 1 male and 1 female play a multitude of parts