The Stage Door
1916. There was a town, a circus, and Mighty Mary–the largest land mammal the nation had ever seen. The new trainer couldn’t control her, and Mary killed. The townspeople called out for her destruction, and the circus complied. What followed was a tragic execution—an elephant hung on a railway crane—which silenced a population. Set in September of 1916, the play combines historical fact and legend, exploring the deep-seated American craving for spectacle, violence and revenge. The play conjures a world with its own atmosphere and terrible internal logic and buzzes with truth about the consequences of misunderstanding, the invisible but enormous gap between artists and their audiences, and the infernal beauty of Vaudeville. Based on the historical events that still stain the town of Erwin, Tennessee, Elephant’s Graveyard is the cautionary tale of American ingenuity in all its amazing and terrible splendor.
Auditions: August 5 (2-5 pm), August 6 (6-9 pm) - IMPORTANT - Auditions will be over a one-hour block. Please arrive 15 minutes before your audition hour to fill out your audition form.
Performances: September 27-30. Possibly will extend an additional weekend (October 4-6).
Rehearsals: Rehearses Tues/Thurs nights with one or two Monday evenings in early August. Additional rehearsals will be scheduled closer to tech.
Audition Requirements: Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Sides can be found at the link below, and each auditioner should pick two to perform.
Elephant's Graveyard Audition Sides
Audition Location: The Stage Door, 2637 Summit, Suite 305, Plano, Texas
Feel free to email the director at [email protected] with any questions. We look forward to seeing you at auditions!
The Stage Door
|| Mary Ann Morrow