The Mendocino Theatre Company announces auditions for its period comedy, In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play), by Sarah Ruhl and directed by Ann Woodhead.
The production is currently seeking an African-American actress for a featured role (see below).
Auditions will be held May 8th and May 15th at 6 p.m. at the Mendocino Theatre Company, 45200 Little Lake Street, Mendocino.
In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play) performs from August 29th through September 29th.
It is the beginning of the age of electricity, the awakening of scientific curiosity, and in the case of Mrs. Givings, the awakening of a quite different kind of curiosity as well. Lovingly devoted to her physician husband and newborn daughter, Catherine Givings notices strange sounds coming from her husband’s “operating theatre” in the next room. Desperately curious about her husband’s new invention for treating “hysteria” in women, Mrs. Givings sets out to find deeper satisfaction as both a mother and wife, but also as a woman.
A finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play) is an uproariously wild comedy that has audiences giggling from start to finish. While this “hysterical” comedy is truly Victorian, underneath the laughter is a poignant story about the nature of love that is very much relevant today.
The following roles are available for In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play):
-Catherine Givings, a new mother.
-Doctor Givings, her husband.
-Sabrina Daldry, a patient.
-Mr. Daldry, her husband.
-Elizabeth, a wet nurse.
Female, African-American, 25-40.
-Annie, assistant to the Doctor.
-Leo Irving, an artist.
For more information, please contact Producing Director Felicia Freitas at 707-937-2718 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. To check out a perusal script the Box Office at 707-937-4477 to check out a perusal script. The Mendocino Theatre Company Box Office is located at 45200 Little Lake St., Mendocino.