Casting call for Alexander Bar play

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Alexander BarThe Alexander Bar is looking for actors for a new play written by Richard Kaplan, The Finkelsteins are Coming to Dinner.

Production: One-act, one-hour, two-hander play

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Genre: Drama elements of dark comedy. Fast paced, language heavy.
Performance Dates: 28 August – 9 September [Alexander Bar]
Rehearsal Dates: 3-week half-day rehearsals between 7 to 27 August.
Further Performances: Possibly Cape Town Fringe Festival

Payment: Rehearsals and performance fees – enquire on submission of CV for casting.

Auditions: 13 and 14 May. 09:00 – 13:00. (PLEASE BOOK SLOTS) Venue: ACT CAPE TOWN, 7th Floor, 4 Loop Street.

Please e-mail CV to: Director: Matthew Kalil – contact@matthewkalil.com

Characters:

SELWYN
Age: 26
Sex: Male
Race: White
Languages: English (During the play he learns some Xhosa so skills with language a plus.)
Character in a Nutshell:
Repressed gay man to the point of being only partly conscious of his sexual identity – a rugger-loving estate agent.Brief Description:
Selwyn wakes up in the middle of the night to find Gabriel in his kitchen. Selwyn has had a massively traumatic experience and encounters Gabriel in a dream-like space. Selwyn struggles to come to terms with what has happened to him, fills in forms at Gabriel’s request, and reviews his life. Towards the end of the play he almost magically learns to sing and dance in Xhosa (some skills on this front would help). Gabriel enables him to find a resolution to his state.

GABRIEL
Age: Mid-30s
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Languages: Xhosa and English
Character in a Nutshell:
Tall, powerful, commanding God-like presence.Brief Description: Gabriel can do anything. He can sing, dance, and speak Shakespearean English. As soon as he appears on stage he needs to have a commanding presence. He is half therapist/half police interrogator – through his interaction with Selwyn, he will uncover the truth of the situation, both physically and metaphysically. He is a clear communicator in English or Xhosa. Fast talking when he needs to be.

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