a co-production of The Agony and the Agony by Nicky Silver
The Story: a once celebrated playwright, down on his luck, surrounded by a coterie of unwelcome people, makes a last-ditch effort to connect with the human race and get a play produced. Sexual duplicity, blackmail, and the ghost of Nathan Leopold converge on the Upper West Side as our characters – who may be short on talent but long on zeal – scratch, claw and scheme for their piece of the theatrical pie.
· Auditions will take place Monday, September 26 in Studio A, in the Yulman Theatre at Union College in Schenectady at 6:30pm.
· Rehearsals start October 30 and will take place in Cohoes and at Union College.
· Performances at Union College December 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 at 7:30pm
Characters (The playwright’s description):
Richard Aglow – 40-50s, a once-promising, now-failed playwright. Articulate and highly self-dramatizing.
Lela Smith-Aglow – his wife. An actress who hasn’t worked in some time. Very attractive, high strung, and born to money.
Nathan Leopold Jr. – Ageless, an imperious, intellectually brilliant murderer, from the 1920s.
Chet – 20s-early 30s. A very sexy young man, slightly thuggish, and not very bright.
Anita – 20s-early 30s. a very pregnant, foul-mouthed young woman from the wrong side of the tracks.
Anton Knight – 40-50s. A “showbizzy” Broadway producer. A blowhard.
Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Please bring any conflicts to auditions.
For more information – Chris Foster email@example.com