Ephrata Performing Arts Center Announces Audition for Angels in America.
The Ephrata Performing Arts Center is holding auditions to fill roles in “Angels in America”
EPAC will present Angels in America Part 1:”Millennium Approaches and Angels in America Part 2: Perestroika as the opening Main-Stage production of its 2013 Season.
The auditions will take place on Sunday December 9th at EPAC’s home The Sharadin Bigler Theatre. Auditions will start at 1:00 PM and will consist of cold readings of various scenes from Angels in AmericaParts 1 and 2.
Those who are interested in auditioning please go the EPAC’s web-site ephratapreformingartscenter.com, go to the audition page and fill out an on line registration form or call Artistic Director Edward R Fernandez at717-733-7966.
Rehearsals will start sometime in middle December. The performance dates for Angels in America are as follows: Angels in America Part 1:”Millennium Approaches” will be performed March 7-9 and 13-16.Angels in America Part 2: Perestroika will be performed March 27-30 and April 3,4,5,6
EPAC will be looking to fill the following roles. All roles are open.
Prior Walter – Male - Age Range 25-36 - A gay man with AIDS Throughout the play, he experiences various heavenly visions. When the play begins, he is dating Louis Ironson. His best friend is a nurse named Belize. Actor also plays Man in the Park,
Louis Ironson – Male - Age Range 25-36 – Jewish Male - Prior's boyfriend. Unable to deal with Prior's disease, he ultimately abandons him. He meets Joe Pitt and later begins a relationship with him. Actor also plays the Angel Australia, Sarah Ironson
Harper Pitt – Female - Age Range -25-36 -A neurotic Mormon housewife with incessant Valium-induced hallucinations After a revelation from Prior (whom she meets when his heavenly vision and her hallucination cross paths), she discovers that her husband is gay and struggles with it, considering it a betrayal of her marriage. Actor also plays Martin Heller, the Angel Africanii
Joe Pitt – Male -Age Range – 25 – 36 -Harper's husband and a deeply closeted gay Mormon, clerk at theU.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, and friend of Roy Cohn. Joe eventually abandons his wife for a relationship with Louis. Throughout the play, he struggles with his sexual identity. Actor also plays Ghost of Prior 1, the Eskimo, Mormon Father, and The Angel Europa
Roy Cohn – Male- Age Range – 45-65 - A closeted gay lawyer, based on real life Roy Cohn. Just as in history, it is eventually revealed that he has contracted AIDS, which he insists is liver cancer in order to preserve his reputation. Actor also plays Ghost of Prior 2, the Angel Antarctica
Hannah Pitt – Female Age Range – 45-65 - Joe's mother. She moves to New York after her son drunkenlycomes out to her on the phone. She arrives to find that Joe has abandoned his wife. Also plays Rabbi Chemelwitz, Roy’s Doctor, and Ethel Rosenberg. The world’s oldest Bolshevik, the Angel Asiatica
Belize – Male - Age Range – 25-36 - African –American or Hispanic A former drag queen, he is Prior's ex-boyfriend and best friend. He later becomes Roy Cohn's nurse. Actor also plays Mr. Lies, Caleb, the Angel Oceania
The Voice/Angel – Female - Age Range – 25-50 - A messenger from Heaven who visits Prior and tells him he's a prophet. Actor also plays the Nurse, Ella Chapter, Street woman, Orin, Mormon Mother.
The New York Times described the landmark theatrical achievement Angels in America as “The most thrilling American play in years. An artful blend of historical fact and fictional dramatic elements (that) humanizes our nation’s stormy, tragic struggle against homosexual bias and political agendas to identify and begin treating the rising spectre of the HIV virus.”
Kushner’s potent mix of real and fictional characters (and angels) in a dizzying and often comic fantasia moves from New York to Antarctica, Utah, the Kremlin, Heaven and other places, real and imaginary.
The Ephrata Performing Arts Center is a non-union community theater. Call Edward R Fernandez at 733-7966 with any questions.
Ephrata Performing Arts Center at the Sharadin Bigler Theatre
PO Box 173 | 320 Cocalico St. | Ephrata, PA 17522
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