ALL MY SONS
by Arthur Miller
Director: Chris McLean
AUDITION DATES: Saturday April 8 from 5 pm; Monday April 10 from 7 pm
(With possible call-backs in the coming week.)
Season dates: July 7 to July 22, 2017
All My Sons is a drama set in post-war America in August 1947. It explores the repercussions on a close-knit household after personal gain is put ahead of social duty. Some years back Joe Keller chose the prosperity of his family over the well-being of others. Now we join the family on the day of reckoning.
- Location: 36 Turnham Ave, Rosanna, Vic (opp. Rosanna Stn.)
- Auditions are by appointment and must be booked by emailing [email protected]. Please advise the date preferred.
- Prior to auditioning, all applicants need to have read the play. Info on obtaining a perusal copy of the script is available from [email protected].
- Accents – American (non-southern) accents are required for all roles.
- The audition requires each applicant to present a prepared 2-minute monologue. Further details will be provided when the audition booking is confirmed.
- For further information email [email protected].
- Joe KELLER: 50s – 60s. “A man of stolid mind and build, a business man these many years, but with the imprint of the machine shop worker and boss still upon him. When he reads, speaks, listens, it is with the terrible concentration of the uneducated man for whom there is still wonder in many commonly known things, a man whose judgements must be dredged out of experience and a peasant–like common sense.”
- Dr Jim BAYLISS: 30s – 40s. Physician. “A wry self–controlled man, an easy talker, but with a wisp of sadness that clings even to his self–effacing humour.” Served in the war.
- Frank LUBEY: 30s. “A pleasant, opinionated man, uncertain of himself, with a tendency towards peevishness when crossed, but always wanting it pleasant and neighbourly.”
- Sue BAYLISS: Around 40. Jim’s wife. Blunt-spoken woman, fearful of ageing and the loss of her figure.
- Lydia LUBEY: late 20s – 30s. Frank’s wife and mother of three. “A robust, laughing girl.”
- Chris KELLER: 30s. Joe’s son. “Like his father, solidly built, a listener. A man capable of immense affection and loyalty.” Served in the war.
- Bert: 8 to 11. A boy who lives near the Kellers and likes to play ‘jail’ in Joe’s back yard.
- Kate KELLER: 50s. Joe’s wife. “A woman of uncontrolled inspirations and an overwhelming capacity for love.”
- Ann DEEVER: late 20s – 30s. “gentle but capable of holding fast to what she knows”. In love with Chris.
- George DEEVER: Early 30s. Ann’s brother. “A paler man (than Chris), now on the edge of his self–restraint. He speaks quietly, as though afraid to find himself screaming.” Now a lawyer in New York.
- Show page: htc.org.au/plays/2017/3ams.html
- Rehearsals are currently planned as follows:
- Play Reading – Monday, May 1 at 7:00 pm
- First Blocking – Sunday, May 14 at 4:00 pm
- Commencing on May 16 – Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00 pm and Sunday from 1:00 pm.