Contributed by the Castaways Repertory Theatre
Caught in the Net
Auditions: November 7 (7-9pm) and 9 (10am-2pm), with callbacks (if needed) on the 12th (7-9pm).
Performance Dates: January 17, 18, 24, 25, 31, February 1, 2(matinee).
Audition requirements: Be prepared for cold-readings of the script. A 90 second monologue from a MODERN play (post 1900) is optional. Please complete the attached audition form and bring it, along with a theater resume and head shot if you have them, to your audition. If you are unable to attend auditions on the 7th or the 9th, please e-mail the director at Mari.Davis06@gmail.com to discuss alternate arrangements.
Cast: The cast consists of four (4) men and three (3) women. London accents are encouraged, but not necessary. (Director’s hint: For a good example of a London accent, listen to the character “Rose” and her family in the first two seasons of Doctor Who.)
John Smith – Male, aged 30-50 – A London cabbie with two families in different parts of the city.
Barbara Smith – Female, aged 30-50 – John’s wife and mother of Gavin.
Mary Smith – Female, aged 30-50 – John’s wife and mother of Vicki.
Gavin Smith – Male, aged 14-20 – John’s teenage son
Vicki Smith – Female, aged 14-20 – John’s teenage daughter
Stanley Gardener – Male 20-60 – John’s rather-clueless boarder.
Dad – Male 40-80 – Stanley’s father who comes to visit.
About the play (from the Samuel French website): Caught in the Net, the sequel to Run for Your Wife, finds the bigamist taxi driver John Smith still keeping his two families in different parts of London, both happy and blissfully unaware of each other. However, his teenage children, a girl from one family and a boy from the other, have met on the Internet and are anxious to meet in person since they have so much in common–name, surname and taxi driving dad! Keeping them apart plunges John into a hell hole of his own making. His lodger Stanley could be a savior, but he is about to go on holiday with his decrepit old father who turns up thinking he is already at the guest house. The situation spirals out of control as John juggles outrageously with the truth.
Contact the director Mari Davis at Mari.Davis06@gmail.com if you have any questions or call The Castaways number 703-232-1710
Location: The Dr. A. J. Ferlazzo Auditorium, 15941 Donald Curtis Drive, Woodbridge, VA 22191
Directions to Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building: 15941 Donald Curtis Drive, Woodbridge VA 22191
From the North (DC, MD, N.VA)
•Capital Beltway I-495 to Springfield VA exit
•South on I-95(Richmond) to Dale City/Rippon Landing exit 156, left lane toward Rippon Landing to US Route 1/Rest Area
•Exit to the right sharply just after driving under the overpass (do not proceed straight to the Rest Area)
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•Turn Right onto US Route 1 South (second light after exiting from 95 and merging onto Dale Blvd)
•Turn Right at second light from Route 1 onto Cardinal Drive
•Turn Left at the first light onto Donald Curtis Drive (sign overhead says Gov’t Center), Ferlazzo Building is on the right.
For the latest information about Castaways Repertory Theatre, call 703-232-1710 or go towww.castawaystheatre.org
CRT is a community theatre, there is no pay involved. The Castaways Repertory Theatre is a volunteer organization, a member of the Prince William County Arts Council, NVTA (formerly the Northern Virginia Theatre Alliance) and WATCH (the Washington Area Theatre Community Honors). Partial funding is provided by a grant from the Prince William County Parks and Recreation.
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