Lenin’s Embalmers by Vern Thiessen
Director: Joan Burrows
Producer: Jo Ann Warren
Performance Dates: March 27-30/ April 2-5/ April 8-12, 2014
Audition Dates by appointment:
Sat. Jan 25, 2014 1-4 pm
Sun. Jan 26, 2014 7:30-9:00
Call Backs: Mon. Jan 27 7:30-9:30
Auditions will consist of an interview and reading scenes; a 2 minute comic monologue is requested from anyone whose acting work is unfamiliar to the director.
Rehearsals will be set after casting; generally 3 nights a week and Sunday afternoons.
Mandatory rehearsals for ALL cast & crew will occur during tech/dress runs March 9-23.
Synopsis: Russia 1924 and two scientists are assigned the impossible task: make dead Lenin live forever or face death themselves. A dark comedy about power, games and vodka!
Lenin – male 40+/ must be comfortable doing stand up comedy (have some jokes ready!)
Boris – male 30+/ a scientist; really wants the gig for the money; also, he doesn’t want to die
Vlad – male 30+/ a scientist; really doesn’t want to die but likes the challenge… and vodka
Nadia – female 30+/plays Nadia 1/ Nadia 2/ Nadia 3 and is the ONLY one with a Russian accent
Stalin – male 40+/a dictator; if you don’t know who he is, don’t audition for him!
Krasin – male 30+/ Stalin’s “yes” man; a stooge, flunkie, gopher…victim
Agent 1 – male or female to play 8 various roles (eg: secret agent, student, peasant, prisoner)
Agent 2 – male or female to play 6 various roles (eg: as above but add Trotsky & ice pick in head)
***Ideally, additional actors could be cast to flesh out the world of the play and to take on some of the minor roles mentioned above. Final casting will depend on talent…and turn out!
• The Curtain Club, an award winning community theatre celebrating 60 years of bringing quality theatre to Richmond Hill, participates in Theatre Ontario; this production will be adjudicated for the ACT-CO Festival on March 29th.
• You are encouraged to have read the script prior to audition. Copies can be borrowed for a limited time period with a $20 cash deposit refunded upon the script’s safe & unmarked return.
• This is a non-paying; non-equity production.
To borrow a script or book an audition appointment, please email Jo Ann Warren at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Curtain Club is a non-profit, non-equity community theatre group. If you are cast in this show you must become a member of The Curtain Club. Membership fees are $10.00 and are due no later than the first rehearsal.