A RAISIN IN THE SUN
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Huntington Theatre Company (Boston, MA) LORT B; $765/week minimum + housing
Director: Liesl Tommy
Playwright: Lorraine Hansberry
Casting Director: Alaine Alldaffer
Casting Associate: Lisa Donadio
1st rehearsal: February 12, 2013. Runs: March 8, 2013 - April 7, 2013, in the Boston University Theatre- Mainstage
NYC auditions will be held on an upcoming date TBD by appointment only.
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About 30 years old. African-American. Wife of Walter Lee, Mother of Travis. We can see that she was a pretty girl, even exceptionally so, but now it is apparent that life has been little that she expected, and disappointment has already begun to hang in her face. In a few years, before thirty-five even, she will be known among her people as a “settled woman.”
Walter Lee Younger (Brother):
35 years old. African-American. Husband of Ruth, Son of Lena. A lean, intense young man in his middle thirties, inclined to quick nervous movements and erratic speech habits—and always in his voice there is a quality of indictment. He is described as an elaborate neurotic. Bitter and unsatisfied with his job as the chauffeur of a wealthy white man, he hopes to start his own business. He drowns his sorrow and frustration at others’ indifference towards his ideas in drink, as he cannot get any of his big ideas considered by his family or others.
About 20 years old. African-American. Mama’s daughter, Walter’s Sister. She is as slim and intense as her brother. She is not as pretty as her sister-in-law, but her lean, almost intellectual face has a handsomeness of its own. Her speech is a mixture of many things; it is different from the rest of the family’s insofar as education has permeated her sense of English—and perhaps the Midwest rather than the South has finally—at last—won out in her inflection; but not altogether, because over all of it is a soft slurring and transformed use of vowels which is the decided influence of the Southside. She attends college, studying to become a doctor. She is strong willed and stubborn in her ideals and is searching for her identity.
Lena Younger (Mama):
Mid 50s- Early 60s. African-American. Full-bodied and strong. She is one of those women of a certain grace and beauty who wear it so unobtrusively that it takes a while to notice. She is a woman who has adjusted to many things in life and overcome many more; her face is full of strength. She has, we can see, wit and faith of a kind that keep her eyes lit and full of interest and expectancy. She is, in a word, a beautiful woman. Her bearing is perhaps most like the noble bearing of the women of the Hereros of Southwest Africa – rather as if she imagines that as she walks she still bears a basket or a vessel upon her head. Her speech, on the other hand, is as careless as her carriage is precise—she is inclined to slur everything—but her voice is perhaps not so much quiet as simply soft. The head of the family since her husband died months before. She aims high and does everything for her family.
20s. African. A handsome young man from Nigeria who goes to school with Beneatha. He is a Yoruba. Studied in Canada for the summer. An intellectual and sophisticate, an idealist. He has genuine charm and a soft sense of humor, at times playful and romantic.
20s. African-American. A young college man from a wealthy family. Considers himself well-traveled and culturally informed. The sort to wear carefully casual tweed sports jacket over cashmere V-neck sweater over soft eyelet shirt and tie, and soft slacks, finished off with white buckskin shoes.
30s-40s. African-American. A very slight, little, pitiful man. He wears a not too prosperous business suit and has haunted frightened eyes.
35-45. Caucasian. A quiet-looking middle-aged man in a business suit with hat and briefcase. A member of Clybourne Park Improvement Association. He is a gentle man; thoughtful and somewhat labored in his manner.
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