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Radium Girls Auditions

all for One productions Announces Auditions for

Fort Wayne April Premiere of

Radium Girls

by D.J. Gregory 

AUDITION DETAILS:  Call 246-1989 ASAP, if you plan to audition.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 – 7:00 PM

First Missionary Church

701 W. Rudisill Blvd (at the corner of Rudisill and South Wayne Avenue)

Cast – 5 women, 5 men (4 W and 4 M will play multiple roles)

 three young women to play a range of age from 18 to early 30s.

 two women  to play roles 40 years old+  (one requires an accent:  Marie Curie, the Polish scientist who discovered radium)

 –two  younger men (20s-30s)

 –three older men (40s to 60s)

All actors will read cold from the script.  You WILL read for more than one role.  Vocal variety is necessary to the production’s success.  Some actors will play as many as six different characters in the course of the show.

 We are also seeking an experienced stage manager and four to six physically fit stage hands.  The crew will need to be with us in rehearsal two weeks PRIOR to tech week.

PLAY SYNOPSIS

Radium Girls

Inspired by historic figures and events from 1917 through the 1920s.  The discovery of radium was initially heralded as a miracle element with all sorts of applications, from health tonic and cancer cure to military use in glow-in-the-dark paint for instruments in the trenches of WWI.  Later it was a domestic novelty for glow-in-the-dark clock faces and wristwatches.  This more skilled factory work was highly sought-after by young women, who pointed the very fine brushes between their lips.  When some of the girls began to die lingering and painful deaths, questions arose which industry leaders did not want answered.  Radium Girls follows the fictionalized legal battle of one woman to see justice done, for herself and her dead friends.

This drama is fast-paced, humorous, suspenseful and poignant.  It requires a high level of acting skill, concentration and energy, as the action moves between three distinct stage areas, multiple levels and 28 scenes.

 

Performance Dates:

April 24, 25 and 26;  May 1, 2 and 3

Performance Times:

Fridays & Saturdays 8 pm

Sunday matinees 2:30 pm 

REHEARSALS:    Conflicts need to be listed at the audition.

Will take place at First Missionary Church on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays weekly, from 6:30 to 10:00 pm, beginning March 2.

Dates are as follows:

March 2, 3 and 5; 9, 10 and 12; 16, 17 and 19; 23, 24 and 26; 30, 31 and April 2;

April 6, 7 and 9;  13, 14 and 16;

Tech week:  April 20, 21, 22, 23  at the ACPL auditorium. 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Any questions?  Please call Lauren Nichols, production director, at 246-1989.

      

 

 

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