A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN
And THE FLICK
Auditions are Monday, June 4, and Tuesday, June 5, 6pm-9pm. Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, June 5 6-9pm.
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
Please email JB@BartlettTheater.com for an appointment. Please refer to the information below.
All roles are paid
Equity and Non-Equity
A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN by EUGENE O’NEILL
OUTDOOR SITE-SPECIFIC PRODUCTION
Rehearsal being August 28, Show opens September 21. Show dates are September 21-23, 28-30 and Rain Dates on Sat and Sun October 5-6, 2018. Rehearsals will take place on-site at home down by Eno River State Park in Durham, off Pleasant Green Road.
A Moon for the Misbegotten is the story of a doomed man’s guilt and the woman who tries desperately to love him. Moon is the sequel to the events in O’Neill’s A Long Day’s Journey Into Night and features the elder Tyrone brother as the main character. Jamie Tyrone (or Jim, as he is now known) is now older and much, much sadder than when he was first introduced in Long Day’s Journey. He is now the landlord of the estate and spends nearly all of his time drinking and socializing with his tenants. He is particularly close with two of his tenants: Phil Hogan and his tough-talking, domineering Irish daughter Josie, who has long harbored romantic feelings for Jim. When Hogan hears a rumor that Tyrone plans to sell his farm to a much-hated neighbor, he hatches a plot for Josie to get Tyrone drunk and seduce him in the moonlight. What she doesn’t yet realize is that Jim Tyrone is a dead man walking, constantly haunted by the ghosts of his family, tormented with guilt over his mother’s death, and ultimately incapable of love.
Josie Hogan (Female Lead, Any Ethnicity, 25-35)
Daughter of Phil Hogan and sister of Mike Hogan. She is a powerful woman, with a rough tongue, a bad reputation, and a heart of gold. She manages to keep Phil in order with rage and blows, but inwardly she pities his weakness. She loves James Tyrone, Jr., the ne’er-do-well son of the old actor; and her brother, Mike, seems to be correct when he alleges that she is scheming to get Jim in bed with her and have her father catch them and force a marriage. Josie vigorously denies the suggestion, but later on, when Phil leads her to believe that Jim has welshed on their understanding that Phil would have the first refusal of the farm, she determines to go through with the plot. However, despite all her blather, Josie is really a virgin who covers up her essential undesirability to men by pretending promiscuity, while all the young men who claim they have known her sexually are really covering up the fact that she has actually punched them away.
Phil Hogan (Male Lead, Any Ethnicity 45-60)
Father of Josie Hogan and Mike Hogan. Phil is a tenant of James Tyrone, Jr., on a rock-strewn farm in Connecticut. He is a feisty, stocky little Irishman of around fifty-five, about five feet six in height, with a wicked sense of verbal humor and an enormous capacity for liquor. He frequently berates his Amazonian daughter, Josie, who keeps him in line and who helps Mike (and her older brothers, Thomas and John) to escape from the farm. In truth, Phil respects Josie because she keeps alive his image of himself as a sharp practiser (helping him to do so in a very practical way) and shares his sense of humor. He understands her love for James Tyrone and as a result, attempts to trick them into bed together as a means of forcing their marriage—or so he says.
Jim Tyrone, Jr. (Male Lead, Any Ethnicity 30’s-40’s)
Son of James Tyrone and Mary Cavan Tyrone; brother of Edmund Tyrone. A Moon for the Misbegotten takes up his story about ten years after Long Day’s Journey Into Night, with Jim Tyrone now “in his early forties.” The marks of steady drinking are clearly upon him, and his good physique is beginning to become flabby. It appears that Jim is about to become a reasonably affluent man, and he teases Phil Hogan, his tenant farmer, about thinking of selling his farm to the highest bidder, the Standard Oil heir, T. Stedman Harder. However, it is made clear early in the play that this is unlikely because of his glee in overhearing Harder outsmarted by Phil and his freakishly large daughter, Josie Hogan, who loves Jim but recognizes his faults. Jim intends to take his inheritance and leave. The character of James Tyrone, Jr., is directly based on O’Neill’s own brother, James [“Jamie”] O’Neill, Jr., and the facts of his confessions are biographically accurate, from his attempt to pass off a prostitute as his sister (a prank that had Jamie expelled from college) to his conduct on the train from the West Coast. In these plays, O’Neill exorcises his own ghosts in what is meant to be a basically understanding and sympathetic portrait of his brother, who eventually drank himself to death.
T. Steadman Harder (Male Supporting, Any Ethnicity 20-30’s)
Heir to Standard Oil money, and neighbor of Phil Hogan and his daughter, Josie Hogan. Harder is in his late thirties, living the life of a country gentleman, and endeavoring to look the part. He is offended by the existence of the raffish Hogans and unsuccessfully tries to buy their farm for ten thousand dollars from the legal owner, James Tyrone, Jr. He comes to the Hogan farm to complain about their breaking down his boundary fences to allow their pigs into his pond. He is’ no match for the Irish wit and comic malice of the Hogans, who tripped him up both literally and figuratively. A short account of this incident also appears in Long Day’s Journey into Night. In A Moon for the Misbegotten, it becomes the central comic piece.
Mike Hogan (Male Supporting, Any Ethnicity 18-25)
Youngest son of Phil Hogan and brother of Josie Hogan. He is twenty years old, a “primly self-righteous” young man of about five feet seven with a “common Irish face, . . . a New England Irish Catholic Puritan, Grade B, and an extremely irritating youth to have around.” His sister, Josie, has brought him up since his mother had died at his birth. Josie helps him escape from the rock-strewn farm of their father, as she had also done for his two older brothers. Mike is shrewd enough to see Josie’s affection for James Tyrone, Jr., and smart enough to understand that his sister would like to trick Tyrone into marrying her.
THE FLICK by ANNIE BAKER
SITE-SPECIFIC PRODUCTION at NORTHGATE MALL MOVIE THEATER
Rehearsal being October 1, Show opens November 2. Show dates are Friday-Sunday November 2-4 and 9-11. Rehearsals will take place in Durham and the show will be performed at Northgate Mall Movie Theater.
SAM (30-40) Caucasian. Works at the movie theatre at concessions, box office, and clean-up crew, but wants to be a projectionist. He used to be very into Heavy Metal. Lives with his parents in an attic room since he broke up with a girlfriend.
AVERY (18-25) African-American. Wears glasses. The new employee at the theatre. He is in love with movies. He has been suicidal in the past and still sees a therapist. He stayed out for a semester, but he has a full-ride scholarship to Clark University in Worcester where his dad is a professor and department head.
ROSE (20’s-30) Caucasian. The projectionist at The Flick. She is attractive despite the fact that she- does not wear make-up and wears baggy clothes. She likes to dye her hair bright colors. The script suggests forest green. She can be sexually aggressive.
Winner! 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama │2013 OBIE Award, Playwriting │2013 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Nominee! 2013 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Play │Nominee! 2013 Lucille Lortel Award │
Finalist! 2013 New York Critics Circle Award, Best Play
At The Flick, a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35-millimeter film projectors in the state. Their tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the lackluster, second-run movies on the screen. With keen insight and a finely tuned comic eye, The Flick is a hilarious and heart-rending cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world.
“CRITIC’S PICK. Hilarious and touching…Annie Baker, one of the freshest and most talented dramatists to emerge Off Broadway in the past decade, writes with tenderness and keen insight. Her writing is a great blessing to performers: The Flick draws out nakedly truthful and unadorned acting. This lovingly observed play will sink deep into your consciousness.” – The New York Times. “Funny, heartbreaking, sly, and unblinking. The Flick may be the best argument anyone has yet made for the continued necessity, and profound uniqueness, of theater.” – New York Magazine. “FOUR STARS. A hypnotic, heartbreaking, micro-epic about movies and moving on. Irreducibly theatrical.” – Time Out New York