Overview

Pay Rate: $160 for the run of the show
Audition Date and Time: March 12th 7-10pm March 15th 12-4pm
Audition Location: Three Brothers Theatre 221 N Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085
Contact Person Email: 3brotherstheatre@gmail.com
Contact Person Name: Josh Beadle

Three Brothers Theatre is hosting auditions for “Saturn’s Return” a new play written by Richard Reardon.  The production will have performances April 24th through May 16th on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm in Waukegan at our Stage 115 venue.  This play is part of the inaugural class of the Three Brothers Playwright Residency.  There is a performance stipend of $160 total and two comp tickets for the run. If you’re interested in auditioning please send your resume and headshot to us here or at 3brotherstheatre@gmail.com and we’ll set you up with an audition slot.

 

SYNOPSIS OF THE PLAY:
The title of the play, Saturn’s Return, refers to an astrological event that occurs every 28 years when Saturn returns to the same point on the astrological chart as the moment of birth. This return represents the tearing away of illusion and the sometimes cruel reality check that forces us to face facts we’d rather ignore. For Benedict this is his second return and is perhaps the most cruel. In the first, his lover, George, died of AIDS, while in the second his adopted child is killed in a freak auto accident involving a dark country road, a girlfriend, and the rutting season of deer. The play is the telling of how two families face the unimaginable task of planning the funerals of their teenage children killed in that same auto accident. The four adults, a lesbian and gay couple, must navigate this ritual of mourning while confronting generational conflicts and long-buried religious issues that haunt their choices. Through soul searching, the illusion of memory, and the unexpected grace of strangers, these couples grapple with their gravitational grief only to rediscover their unending capacity to love.

Material to Prepare:

A one minute monologue of your choice

Character Type/Restrictions:

SERVER
Female. Age/race undetermined

BENEDICT
White male, late 50s. Product of an Orthodox Jewish family. Creative Director for large ad agency.

ROSALIND “ROZ”
White female, late 50s. Product of an Orthodox Jewish family. Large frame, large heart, Gertrude Stein look alike. Executive of large ad agency.

KENNETH
Black male, late 30s. Product of Jehovah’s Witness family. Kempt, often confused for being austere. Floor Manager at Neiman Marcus.

XAVIER
Asian male, 16

MAGGIE WAINSTEIN
Female, late 20s, nice Jewish girl who resents it. Politically active. Emotionally protected. Executive Assistant.

ESTELLA
Latinx female. 16

SHEL WAINSTEIN
Maggie’s father. Boca Raton, Reform, comfortable.

DORA WAINSTEIN
Maggie’s mother. Boca Raton, Reform, uncomfortable.

To apply for this job email your details to 3brotherstheatre@gmail.com