Auditions: Harold and Maude by Colin Higgins

  • CREA 170 Nieuwe Achtergracht Amsterdam, NH, 1018 WV Netherlands

This will be our next stage production which we'll perform on 11-15 November 2015, with the dress/tech rehearsal on the 10th. 

The perfect way to kick off the holiday season!

email : terrencetsinclair@me.com to book your audition spot or find out more.

The audition will take the form of a play reading and there are some great roles:

MAUDE: f 70-80: energetic, physical, positive look on life
HAROLD: m 19-22: dark side, devilish, practical joker
Mrs CHASEN: f 40+: upper class, very in touch with her social image
Dr. MATTHEWS: m 40+: typical stiff psychologist
FATHER FINNEGAN: m 30+: skittish, uncomfortable with the unconventional
SYLVIA GAZEL / NANCY MERSCH, / SUNSHINE DORE: f 19-24: an actress able to transform herself into totally different characters, e.g., from goth to catholic girl via secretary
Inspector BERNARD + Sergeant DOPPEL + GARDENER + CHIEF GARDENER: m-f 25+
MARIE the maid: f 25+  few lines but prominent scenes which demands a lot of mimics and silent play

Also, a lot happens off stage and there are rapid scene changes, so we need the following important crew members:

Stage manager
Stage hand/dresser
Set designer
Sound designer and operator
Lighting designer and operator
Costumes person
Publicity person

Finally, if you're interested in taking a shot at directing but have no experience or confidence, you are most welcome to join the team to learn the ropes.

About the play:

This is the story about the suicidal 19 year old boy Harold who finally learns how to truly live when he meets the delightful, energetic, wacky " octogenarian " Maude!

Harold is the proverbial poor rich kid.  His alienation has caused him to attempt suicide several times, though these incidents are more cries for attention than actual attempts.

His peculiar attachment to Maude, whom he meets at a funeral (a mutual passion), is what saves him and what captivates us.

"Harold and Maude" is a feel good comedy that celebrates friendship and the love of life, in a very unconventional way." 

The original stage version - an adaptation of the movie - originally directed by the internationally renowned Jean Louis Barrault was a huge hit in France. Since its first presentation it has been performed throughout the world.