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Auditions for Elephant Man

 Auditions will be held Sunday, August 19th at 6 PM at the theater. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Rehearsals will begin on Monday, September 10th at 7 PM and continue Monday through Thursday until the show opens. The parts of Dr. Frederick Treves, Carr Gomm, and Ross have been cast; all other roles are available at this time.

There are roles available for five males and four females between the ages of 20 to 50. Several of these roles will require the actor to play multiple characters throughout the play. The roles available are:

Mrs. Kendal    Female  Age 30-45 Famous actress of the era
Belgium policeman / hospital orderly  Male  Age 20-40
Circus manager / hospital orderly  Male  Age 20-40
Duchess / Circus performer Female  Age 18-50
Countess / Circus performer  Female  Age 18-50
English policeman  Male  Age 18-50
Princess / Nurse   Female  Age 18-50
Train conductor / Lord John  Male  Age 25-50
John Merrick (the Elephant Man) Male  Age 20-30

  Any actor/actress interested in reading for Mrs. Kendal or John Merrick must read the script prior to auditions and be willing and able to follow all stage directions in the script.  For a PDF copy of the script, please contact director John Walck at

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