NUTLEY LITTLE THEATRE SCHEDULES AUDITIONS FOR:
By: David Mamet
Audition dates: Sunday, February 12 and Monday, February 13 with callbacks Wednesday, February 15.
All at 7:30pm.
This dialogue-intensive, controversial drama requires 1 man, and 1 woman.
John, 40 – 60: College Professor who is about to be granted tenure. He life hangs in the balance throughout the play, and we watch him slowly unravel as he comes to the realization that he is not in control of the life, nor the balance.
Carol, 18 – 24: College Student who begins as a meek creature, but radically transforms as she gains confidence in her power. Well intended, but perhaps misguided, she would be nothing without the people (her “group”) that stand behind her.
In Oleanna, John, a meticulously flawed college professor, meets with Carol, his equally flawed student, to discuss her grades. What seems an innocuous conference ends as a destructive firestorm derived from John’s words, and Carol’s singular interpretation.
David Mamet’s 1992 play, with its trademark stylistic dialogue, keenly portrays the veracity of the “he said, she said” debate from an era when the Anita Hill trials had principally captivated the country. This play, which will leave audiences in dispute long after the theater doors have closed, contains adult situations and content, and is not suitable for children.
Actors should be familiar with the play prior to auditions. Auditions will consist of monologues and scenes from the play. Sides will be available at auditions. Scripts may be borrowed by contacting Amy Sellars at firstname.lastname@example.org.