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AUDITIONS: The Elephant Man

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The Elephant Man

by Bernard Pomerance

directed by Nina Cohen

Auditions for this production have now closed. Performances will take place at the Polanen Theatre Amsterdam on Dec 5/6/7/8. Tickets will go on sale shortly.

The play has roles for actors but also includes a beautiful/intense/seductive dance movement as one of the pivotal scenes for which dancers are required. Dancers may audition for a dancing role only, or for an acting role and also be included in the dance sequence.

Date: Thursday 5th September
Place: CREA
Time: 19:00- 22:00

Date: Sunday 8th September
Place: CREA
Time: 12:00-17:00

Please email contact@inplayers.org if you would like to attend auditions. Please state which date is your preference.

ACTING ROLES
The auditions will include a reading of scenes, and a short monologue for those who have not previously been involved in an In Players production.

Roles: The play has two male roles, and several smaller roles, either male or female

Rehearsal Schedule: In the period between September-December the rehearsals will be Thursday evenings 7-10 pm and a few hours on Sundays at CREA. As there are a number of smaller parts, not everybody needs to be present at every rehearsal.

DANCING ROLES
Roles: Four female dancers, preferably with technical training in Contemporary, Ballet, and or Modern

Rehearsal Schedule: Times and dates to be confirmed.

PERFROMANCE DATES: 
3-4 December - Technical rehearsal and dress rehearsal
5-7 December - Evening performances
8 December - Matinee performance

ABOUT THE PLAY: The Elephant Man is based on the life of John Merrick, who lived in London during the latter part of the nineteenth century. A horribly deformed young man – victim of rare skin and bone diseases – becomes the star freak attraction in traveling sideshows. Found abandoned and helpless, he is admitted to London’s prestigious London Hospital. Under the care of celebrated young physician Frederick Treves, Merrick is introduced to London society and slowly evolves from an object of pity to an urbane and witty favourite of the aristocracy and literati, only to be denied his ultimate dream – to become a man like any other.

Earlier Event: September 5
AUDITIONS: The Elephant Man
Later Event: September 21
One Act Actors' & Directors' Workshop