Olathe Civic Theatre Association
THE BEST MAN
by Gore Vidal
Directed by John Robison
Saturday, Sept 6 from 1:00-4:00 pm
Saturday, Sept 13 from 1:00-4:00 pm
At Olathe Civic Theatre
500 E Loula, Olathe KS 66061
EXPECTATION and PREPARATION:
Auditioners should be familiar with the show.
Cold readings from the script.
Headshot/Resume (if available) and a list of
conflicts between Sept 22 and Nov 23, 2014.
Invited Callbacks, Sunday Sept 14, 10:00am
Sunday-Thursday 7-9pm starting Sept 22, 2014.
November 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 2014
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm
Sundays at 2:00pm
All performances take place at:
Olathe Civic Theatre Assn
500 E Loula
Olathe, KS 66061
In this high stakes and emotionally powerful
political drama, two leading candidates are
competing to get their political party's
presidential nomination, but both have
fatal vulnerabilities - checkered pasts and
nervous breakdowns. Neither can stand one
and both are vying for the crucial support of
dying former president, who is lukewarm on both
candidates. This show is a delicious,
focused look at the excitement and mud-slinging
that goes on behind the scenes in an election
NOTE: Ages listed do not necessarily refer to
actual ages of actors - but actors must be able
convincingly play a character of that age.
B. Russell, M/F, age 35+, presidential
a principled intellectual with a failing
and a past history of mental instability.
J. Cantwell, M/F, age 35+, presidential
patriotic, power hungry ruthless opportunist,
willing to do anything to get the nomination.
Arthur Hockstader, M, age 50+, ailing former
president, pragmatic and tough as nails.
A. Russell, M/F, age 35+, B. Russell's spouse,
obsessed with hiding troubled marriage for the
good of the campaign.
M. Cantwell, M/F, age 35+, attractive, somewhat
vapid, typically supportive spouse.
Jensen, M/F, age 30+, campaign manager
Blades, M/F, age 30+, campaign manager
Gamadge, M/F, age 30+, party advisor
Shelly Marcus, F, age 35+, Jo's former military
Ensemble, M/F, age 18+, portrays variety of
reporters, secretaries, delegates, senators,
doctors, and assistants. Ensemble will portray
multiple parts. 5-10 parts available.
For more information, contact the director John
Robison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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