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Auditions

Auditions for 4000 Miles will be held on Monday April 20 & Tuesday April 21 at Olympia Little Theatre by appointment. Please contact the director to set up an appointment time. (360) 943-6439, (360) 464-7574 jamesthomaspatrick@gmail.com

Directed by Jim Patrick, the performance dates are July 10-26, 2015.

REHEARSALS BEGIN the week of April 27, 2015.

PERFORMANCES:

7:55pm: 7/10, 7/11, 7/14 (special performance) 7/16, 7/17, 7/18, 7/23, 7/24, 7/25
1:55pm: 7/19, 7/26

Synopsis: Pulitzer Prize nominee Warning:  Language "...Herzog's beautifully rendered portrait of the relationship between an old-style lefty grandmother and her new-style lefty grandson".  (NY Times).  Leo, searching for change and meaning somewhat impulsively leaves his Seattle home on a cross-country bike trip, and winds up arriving, without warning, in a state of shock on the New York doorstep of his unshockable 91-year-old grandmother.  What sounds like a sitcom never goes there but, stays real, human and unexpected.  A touching story about growing up, growing old, and discovering the moments in between.

Cast:
Leo Joseph-Connell (M) Any ethnicity – Age range: late teens to mid-20s.  Lanky and fit (long distance cyclist); Vera’s grandson who has just traveled across the United States from Seattle and drops in on Vera at her apartment in Greenwich Village for the night.  Former Evergreen student; has a “whatever”-type attitude with an undercurrent of self-doubt.

Vera Joseph (F) Caucasian – Age range: 60s  (Physical appearance is late 80s to early 90s).  Vera is Leo’s 91 year-old grandmother.  Becoming frail in her movements and memory, but still very feisty and open.  She has lived in her rent-controlled apartment since the early 1960’s.  A freethinker with decidedly socialist values.  Her husband, Joe, passed away a decade ago.

Bec (F) Any ethnicity – Age range: late teens to mid-20s.  She is Leo’s on-again, off-again girlfriend.  She is strong, athletic, and attractive.  She is undecided about her college focus and that bothers her quite a bit.

Amanda (F) Chinese/Asian – Age range: late teens to mid-20s.  She is Leo’s candidate for an evening romantic interlude.  Student at Parsons School of Design, she is undecided about her focus, but knows she will be a star.  Feisty, very rich, and loves a good party.  A bit ditsy.

General info about OLT auditions

Our audition procedures are generally as follows, but may vary at the discretion of the Director:
Auditions are typically held on a Monday and a Tuesday evening, starting at 7:00 p.m. You do not have to attend both nights of auditions, but you are welcome to read both nights of auditions if you'd like. If callbacks are necessary, the director will schedule the date and time.

Audition appointments are not necessary unless you are unable to attend auditions on the regularly scheduled days and times. In that case, the Director may agree to schedule a separate audition appointment for you. This choice is entirely up to the Director.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. You do not need to have prepared monologues. Copies of the scripts for the current season's plays are available at the Downtown, Lacey, and Tumwater branches of the Timberland Library. You may ask for a copy of the script at the information desk. Scripts are only available for use at the library and may not be checked out.

Headshots and resumes are welcome at auditions, but are not necessary.

Rehearsals are typically Monday through Thursday. Additional rehearsals and/or the rehearsal schedule are at the Director's discretion. Performances are typically Thursday through Sunday; Sunday is the only matinee. Special performances are typically on the Tuesday evening after the second weekend of performances.

Olympia Little Theatre is a community theater and you need not have any previous experience, just passion and commitment!