Hutchinson, Kan. – The Hutchinson Theater Guild is proud to announce auditions for the first production of its 2015 season: Doubt, A Parable by John Patrick Shanley. Auditions will be held at Stage 9 (9 S. Main) in downtown Hutchinson December 13 and 14, 2014. There are roles available for one man and two women.
Doubt, A Parable (Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 2005) tells the story of Sister Aloysius Beauvier, the head of St. Nicholas Catholic Church’s school, as she fights for the truth. Sister James, a young, bright-eyed nun with a passion for education, notices a student acting strangely and reports the behavior to Sister Aloysius. Aloysius, who is aware of the young black man’s tenuous situation, has been watching him carefully. Sister James tells Aloysius she observed Father Brendan Flynn, a young, charismatic priest, pulling the boy aside for counsel. Sister Aloysius, who is not particularly fond of Father Flynn’s attempts to modernize the church, suspects foul play. A complex investigation follows suit where Aloysius, James, Flynn and the young boy’s mother, Mrs. Muller, all take part in a gripping struggle to discover the truth.
The roles of Father Brendan Flynn, Sister Aloysius Beauvier and Sister James will be cast from auditions held on Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 – 5 p.m. Additional auditions will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 – 9 p.m. on Sunday, December 14, 2014. All auditions are open to the public and will be held at the Hutchinson Theatre Guild’s performance space, Stage 9, located at 9 S. Main in Hutchinson, Kan.
The role of Father Brendan Flynn is intended for a male actor in their late 20s to early 40s. Sister Aloysius is written for a woman in her late 50s to early 60s. Finally, Sister James is intended for an actress in her 20s. The role of Mrs. Muller has been pre-cast due to the nature of the role. Auditions for Doubt, A Parable will consist of filling out an information form and a cold reading from the script. Actors are asked to bring a copy of their schedule indicating conflicts which might interfere with rehearsals. Rehearsals at the Hutchinson Theatre Guild are generally Sunday afternoons and Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights. Rehearsal schedules will be built around availability. No rehearsals will be held on Christmas Eve or Day and New Year’s Eve or Day.
Doubt, A Parable is directed by Charles A. Johnston, Production Coordinator for the Hutchinson Theatre Guild. Other production team members include Lynn Ledeboer (Stage Manager), Jo Stropes (Scenic Design), Becky Christner (Costume Design), Jordan Hebert (Lighting Design) and Piper Harding (Properties Design). In addition to his duties as Director, Johnston is contributing a sound design to the production.
To find out additional information about auditions, please contact the Hutchinson Theatre Guild by email at [email protected] or by phone at 316-350-PLAY (7529). Performances for Doubt, A Parable are February 5 to 8and 12 to 15, 2015. Doubt, A Parable is performed by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
For more information about Doubt, A Parable or to schedule interviews with the director, contact Charles Johnston at 646-628-4353 [email protected]
For information about advertising with the Hutchinson Theatre Guild, contact Becky Christner at 785-477-0842 or [email protected]
The Hutchinson Theatre Guild (HTG) has been a mainstay of theatre in Hutchinson since its inception in 1968. HTG’s mission is to produce and offer to the public community-based theatrical productions and to educate and promote interest and enjoyment of the dramatic arts in Hutchinson, Kan. A 501(c)3 organization, HTG strives to produce quality entertainment and provide opportunities for artistic expression for all Hutchinson community members, specifically focused on ages 18 and up. At home at Stage 9 (located at 9 S. Main in downtown Hutchinson), the Hutchinson Theatre Guild’s 2015 Season features John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer Prize winning Doubt, A Parable, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Joe Dipietro and Jimmy Robert’s romantic comedy musical, Evan Smith’s religious comedy The Savannah Disputation, The Fox on the Fairway by modern comic genius Ken Ludwig and a holiday themed production, 4 XMAS – An Evening of Holiday “Cheer” by George Cameron Grant.