Three Tall Women

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by Edward Albee | DPS | Drama

 

Directed by:

Stephen Hensel

Audition Dates:

Sunday, November 10, and Monday, November 11, at 7:00 p.m.

Performances:

January 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, February 1, 2020 | 8:00 PM
January 26, February 2, 2020 |  2:30 PM  Sunday Matinee

Synopsis:

In Act One, a young lawyer, “C,” has been sent to the home of a client, a ninety-two-year-old woman, “A,” to sort out her finances. “A,” frail, perhaps a bit senile, resists and is of no help to “C.” Along with “B,” the old woman’s matronly paid companion/caretaker, “C” tries to convince “A” that she must concentrate on the matters at hand. In “A’s” beautifully appointed bedroom, she prods, discusses and bickers with “B” and “C,” her captives. “A’s” long life is laid out for display, no holds barred. She cascades from regal and charming to vicious and wretched as she wonders about and remembers her life: her husband and their cold, passionless marriage; her son and their estrangement. How did she become this? Who is she? Winner of the 1994 Pulitzer Prize, this engaging examination of the life of one woman is one of the biggest hits of the season.

Characters:

Seeking a diverse cast of 4 actors (1M, 3F) to play the following roles.  All ages are playing ages. The director will cast actors who can believably play the ages suggested.

(Lead): Female, 60+. Proud, autocratic, with a mild case of Alzheimer’s.

B (Lead): Female, 40-60. A’s caretaker; staring middle age and diminishing options squarely in the eye.

C (Lead): Female, 18-35. Works for A’s law firm; has arrived to put A’s finances in order. Confident bordering on brash, hopeful and high-spirited, full of all the passionate convictions and contradictions of youth.

The Boy (Supporting): Male, 30-60. Non-speaking role.

Details:

LTM’s Audition Form.pdf

Auditions will take place at the theatre. Actors will be asked to perform a cold reading from selections of the play. No monologue is needed.

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