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Memorial Players Proudly Announces
 
 Auditions for
Romulus
 A Play by Gore Vidal
Adapted from a play by Friedrich Durrenmatt
 
Directed by Rina Steinhauer
 
Romulus is a comedic satire about the fall of the Roman Empire with astute allusions to our contemporary U.S. political environment. Clever, fast-moving dialogue and a story with hilarious twists and tragic turns, Romulus turns a critical eye on the legitimacy of an empire whose noble roots have been corrupted by endless bloodshed and abuse of power. Can money save the day? Or will the barbarians at the gate be the saving grace of civilization?
Romulus 
There are many great roles in this play for those who are interested in auditioning. Additionally, we are seeking production help including: stage manager, costumes manager, props manager, and set construction.
 
Auditions Dates:
Friday, June 10: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Saturday, June 11: 10:00 am -  1:00 pm
Sunday, June 12: 2:00 - 5:00 pm
-Or by appointment-

Call back dates: 
Friday, June 17: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Saturday, June 18: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Performance dates:

Friday, November 11, evening
Saturday, November 12, evening
Sunday, November 13, matinee
Friday, November 18, evening
Saturday, November 19, evening
Sunday, November 20, matinee
Audition Venue: Memorial Episcopal Church, 1407 Bolton Street, Baltimore, MD 21217
 
Contact Information:
Kristine Smets, Producer
Phone: 410-733-0955, email: Kristine.smets@gmail.com
Rina Steinhauer, Director
Phone: 443-845-6034, email: rinasteinhauer@yahoo.com
Website: memorialplayers.org
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Rehearsals will begin Sunday, August 30 at Memorial Episcopal Church. Rehearsals are generally held three days a week:
Saturdays – 10:00 to 1:00
Sundays – 1:30 to 4:30
One scheduled week night – 6:30 to 8:30
 
For Auditioners:
Those seeking roles will be asked to read director-selected scene(s) from the play. Time will be given for actors to review material at the time of the audition. Pictures and resumes are helpful, but not required. If you have a prepared monologue you will have an opportunity to perform it– but this is not a requirement.
 Actors in this production will be non-equity and non-paid.
 
There are parts for 18 actors in this play with some flexible Female/Male casting. Casting will be color-blind – actors of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to audition.
 
Romulus
Male, 40s-50s, Lead role
Roman Emperor. A man with his own agenda which he masks with a show of fecklessness and disinterest. Intelligent and determined. Rejects convention. Actor must have impeccable comedic timing
 
Pyramus
Male/Female, 40s +
Most Serene and Illustrious Lord of the Bedchamber – aka  Household servant to Romulus.  Self-important gatekeeper
 
Achilles
Male/Female, 40+
Most Serene and Illustrious Lord of the Bedchamber – aka  Household servant to Romulus.  Self-important gatekeeper
Julia
Female, 30s-50s
Roman Empress. Stern and practical. Utterly disgusted by her husband, the Emperor. The legitimate heir frustrated by obstacles to power
 
Rea
Female, Teens-20s
Daughter of Julia and Romulus. Dramatic and loving towards her father
 
Tullius
Male, 30s – 60s
The Lord Chamberlain. A bureaucrat and advisor to Romulus
 
Apollonius
Male/Female, Any age
A Greek art dealer. Shrewd and unscrupulous
 
Titus
Male, 20s -30s, lead role
A patriotic soldier just returning with news of the Roman defeat at Pavia. Earnest and frustrated with emperor.
 
Metullus
Male, 30s+
A guileless, bone-headed general in armor
 
Zeno
Male, Any age
Emperor of Byzantium motivated by self-interest
 
Aemilian
Male, 20s-30s
Patriotic Roman soldier. Humorless and broken. In his loyalty to the Roman ideal he is willing to sacrifice anything – even his love.
 
Otto Rupf
Male, Any age
Sees himself as representing the new world order. A businessman with no time to quibble about morality
 
Ottaker
Male, 40s-50s
Prince of the Goths. Strategic and ready to make deals to save himself
 
Theodoric
Male, 20s -30s
Ottaker’s muscular nephew. A threat to Ottaker
 
Chef
Male/Female, Any age
Passionate about food preparation
 
Memorial Players is an education and outreach program of Memorial Episcopal Church, a diverse community in historic Bolton Hill near downtown Baltimore.  As a community theatre we have been producing fully staged musicals and plays since 2002 and welcome everyone to participate in our productions. The productions depend on voluntary contributions of time, talent, materials and funds to cover all expenses.   Auditions for the fall drama are open to all and we invite you to try out for our upcoming production of Romulus.
 
 
Dedicated to providing free community theater in Bolton Hill, Memorial Players productions depend entirely on voluntary contributions of time, talent, materials and donations to cover all expenses.
 
 
 

 

Memorial Players is pleased to announce our 2014 annual musical, The Apple Tree.  This is a charming show with great music, by the writers of Fiddler on the Roof.  It is composed of three mini-musical acts; The Diary of Adam and Eve, The Lady or the Tiger, and Passionella.  There are numerous leading and supporting roles for all ages in this show, so we hope you’ll join us for the fun!

Auditions will be held the weekend of October 26th, 2013. Rehearsals will begin in mid-December.  Performances will be: February 21, 22, 23, 28, and March 1, 2, 2014 

ADAM

Practical, and stubborn. At first confused and put-off by Eve, he soon learns to love her.

BALLADEER

The mischievous, all-knowing storyteller. Can double as the Tiger-Keeper.

BARBARA

A high-maintenance, seductive vamp. Barbara is the Princess and Arik’s daughter. She is secretly in love with a common soldier and becomes insanely jealous.

CAPTAIN SANJAR

A hardy and well-intentioned Captain who has just come back from a terrible war. He is secretly in love with the Princess Barbara.

ELLA / PASSIONELLA

An ordinary chimney sweep who becomes Passionella, the glamour girl, when she dreams of being a movie star. Humble, joyful, and full of passion.

ENSEMBLE

KING'S MEN; HANDMAIDS; GUARDS; PRISONERS; FILM CREW; SUBWAY PASSENGERS

EVE

Smart, curious, and playful. She knows what’s best, and greatly seeks Adam’s admiration and companionship.

FLIP / GEORGE L. BROWN

A normal, nerdy guy, who dreams of becoming a rock star. As Flip, he is part Marlon Brando, part Elvis, and part Bob Dylan.

KING ARIK

A hot-blooded, commanding King with absolute power and father to Barbara. Demanding, idealist, advocate of justice.

NADJIRA

A sweet-hearted girl, and one of Barbara's servants.
Speaking Role

NARRATOR

A dapper man in a tuxedo who guides the audience through the story. He takes joy in his all-knowing presence, and uses it to playfully tease the other characters.

THE SNAKE

A smooth-talking type. Stealthy and manipulative.


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