By Frank Wedekind
Translated by Eric Bentley
Outcry Theatre presents their professional production of the original play that inspired the hit musical Spring Awakening.
Directed by Becca Johnson-Spinos
Monday, May 7 from 6-10 pm
Thursday, May 10 from 6-10 pm
Monday, May 14 from 6:00-10:00 pm
PERFORMANCE & REHEARSAL DATES:
Friday, July 6 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 7 at 2:00 & 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 8 at 2:00 pm
Friday, July 13 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 14 at 2:00 & 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 15 at 2:00 pm
Rehearsals will start Monday, May 21 and be in the evenings, four or five days a week.
AUDITION & REHEARSAL LOCATION:
1915 N. Central Expressway
Plano, TX 75075
Addison Theatre Centre
15650 Addison Rd.
Addison, TX 75001
CAST: 10M, 6F or more. All roles are available. Casting actors ages 16 and up.
SYNOPSIS: The original play that inspired the hit musical Spring Awakening. A timeless tale of infatuations of youth and tragic consequences brought on by the misunderstandings and provincial attitudes of the older generation toward the realities of sex and love in the world of the young. Banned following its premiere, this incendiary play still exerts a vivid theatrical power.
WHAT TO PREPARE: Actors will be asked to read sides from the show, which will be sent via e-mail at least one week before the audition. Please bring a headshot and resume.
Melchior Gabor - (Male, Teenager): Atheist, radical and highly intelligent who refuses to bow down to society’s rules. A free thinker, his parents allow him to read whatever he wants so he is educated in other topics his school doesn't teach him, such as religion and sexual reproduction. He is aggravated by the oppression and close-mindedness of this world. Cynical, confident and disheartened.
Wendla Bergman - (Female, Teenager): Unaware of female reproduction as she is constantly lied to by her mother. Frustrated not being able to understand her changing body. Has a connection with Melchior. Innocent, vulnerable and curious.
Moritz Stiefel - (Male, Teenager): Melchior’s best friend. Highly troubled young man who can never impress his father, despite his best efforts. His haunting sexual dreams and academic pressures eventually drive him to suicidal thoughts. Volatile, emotional and loyal.
Ilse - (Female, Teenager): Model, living in an artist’s colony. Grew up very close friends with Melchior, Moritz and Wendla. Reaches out to Moritz in his last moments. Free-spirited, wistful and wise.
Mrs. Bergmann – (Female, Adult): Wendla’s Mother, who does not want her child to grow up too quickly and refuses to tell her daughter the truth about reproduction and sexuality.
Mr. Gabor – (Male, Adult): Melchior’s Father, who wishes his wife were stricter with their son and eventually seeks to send him to a reformatory.
Mrs. Gabor – (Female, Adult): Melchior’s Mother, liberally minded and very loving of her son. She protests against sending Melchior to a reformatory. She is supportive and friendly to Mortiz.
Rentier Stiefel – (Male, Adult): Moritz’s Father, has high expectations for his son.
Otto – (Male, Teenager): Schoolboy
Georg - (Male, Teenager): Schoolboy
Robert - (Male, Teenager): Schoolboy
Ernst - (Male, Teenager): Shy, tentative, and longing schoolboy, who is struggling with his classes. Falls in love with Hanschen.
Lammermeier - (Male, Teenager): Schoolboy
Hanschen Rilow - (Male, Teenager): Easily the most comfortable with his sexuality in this group of boys. He uses this to seduce Ernst. Confident.
Thea - (Female, Teenager): A schoolgirl friend of Wendla.
Martha - (Female, Teenager): She lives in an abusive household, which fascinates and abhors her friends. She harbours a crush for Moritz.
Rektor Sunstroke – (Male, Adult): Cruel and oppressive school headmaster
The Masked Man – (Male, Adult): A mysterious, fate-like stranger who appears in the final scene of the play to offer Melchior hope for redemption.
The play also includes various Teachers, Schoolboys, and other characters who will all be doubled with other roles.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Spring’s Awakening centers around mature themes including teenage sexuality, rape, sexual repression, masturbation, suicide, and abortion. The parents of actors under the age of 18 who are cast in the production will be asked to sign that they have read the script and agree to allow their child to perform in the show.
COMPENSATION: Actors will receive a stipend.
|| Becca Johnson