Monday, October 6th & Tuesday, October 7th from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cary Arts Center (Room U40 on Mon, M10 on Tue)
Auditions will be cold readings from the scripts. Actors can come either night. Acting resumes and head shots will be accepted but are not required. This production may be filmed and broadcast on Raleigh television. Please bring your calendar so you can provide us with any conflicts you may have during the rehearsal schedule. (If you want to print and fill out the forms beforehand, they are attached here: Tar Heel Tales Conflict Calendar, Tar Heel Tales 2014 Audition Form).
You can read the ‘Tar Heel Tales’ scripts up to the second day of auditions at the Cary Arts Center! Two sets of scripts in manila folders have been left on a shelf in the conference room, floor 2 at the CAC. You can take a folder out of the room but NOT out of the CAC. Please return the folder to the shelf in the CR when done.
Run-thrus on evenings of 11/10 and 11/11. TECH/DRESS Rehearsals will be held in the evenings (or in the afternoon on the Sunday) on the following dates: 11/16 – 11/20. NO CONFLICTS during TECH week. Actors will memorize; no scripts in hand for this production.
Performances will be on Friday, November 21 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, November 22, at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm at the new ‘The Cary’ movie-house/black box theatre!
We need volunteers for crew and ushers (three for each performance)! If you are interested in volunteering back stage to help with costumes, lights, props, stage management or anything else please contact either Fred Yaffe (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Lydia Sbityakov (email@example.com) to sign up.
The six scripts:
A Time to Change by Gus Allen, directed by Laura Arwood
Not all is as it seems for husband and wife Allan and Sarah. They talk to each other about not being able to have children and they both seem to accept that they will never have kids. But both of them have other plans in mind for their marriage and for children. The characters are:
Sarah, a wife in her 20s
Allan, a husband about ten years or more older than her
Gwen, a neighbor
UPSIE by Brook North, directed by Fred Yaffe
Based upon a real incident where an Air Force plane has inadvertently dropped a nuclear warhead in rural North Carolina. The bomb did not detonate and now officials are a bit confused as to what happened, why it happened and what to do about it. Confusion, paradox and irony run supreme as civilian and military personnel attempt to determine what to do. The characters include:
McGeorge Bundy, advisor to the President
General Curtis LeMay, head of the Strategic Air Command
Eugene Allen, butler to the President
Behind the Wire by Phillip F. Lewis, directed by Lydia Sbityakov
A young woman confronts a German prisoner of war behind a barbed wire POW encampment along the coast of North Carolina during World War II. As they talk with each other they discover some tragic commonalities they share with each other. This leads them to try and understand the nature of war and its consequences. The characters are:
A young woman
A young German soldier
A prison guard
Blalock’s Discharge by John Paul Middlesworth, directed by Thom Haynes
In 1865 Keith Blalock, a North Carolina soldier in the Union Army, has a severe head wound and is being nursed by his wife, Malinda. He deliriously switches back and forth from his present condition to memories of an earlier illness during the war. He recalls enlisting in the army with his “younger brother” and the conditions surrounding his discharge from the army. The characters are:
Keith Blalock, a young man (20s)
Malinda Blalock, a young woman (20s)
An army physician Dr. Thomas Boykin (actor also plays an Army Colonel)
Cracked Grain by Carol Torian, directed by Steve Gallagher
A husband and wife, both of whom had worked in the furniture industry in North Carolina, find themselves out of work because the industry has collapsed. They discuss their increasingly desperate situation and lack of money resulting in mounting bills and the potential loss of their home. They contemplate the things they can do to improve their work skills. They realize that the strengths and opportunities they have are based upon the love and respect they have for each other. The characters are:
A middle-aged husband
A middle-aged wife
The Wright Stuff by Hugh Oyake Murchison, director Nicola Lefler
Orville and Wilber Wright try to get permission from a North Carolina government clerk to attempt to launch their newly-created flying machine along the sands of Kitty Hawk. The clerk is reluctant to allow the brothers to attempt what he perceives as a risky and potentially deadly venture. The brothers discuss with each other and the clerk their hopes and reasons for attempting to fly their creation. The characters are:
A government clerk