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Eight Actors and One Actress Wanted for Fringe Theatre Play "The Drunkards"

Eight Actors and One Actress Wanted for Fringe Theatre Play "The Drunkards"

Victoria, Australia

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Golden Fleece Theatre is casting for its upcoming production of Antonio Alamo's "The Drunkards for this year's Melbourne Fringe.

Synopsis:

6 August 1945, at the La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the Manhattan Project team is gathered to celebrate the successful dropping of the first non-experimental atomic bomb over Hiroshima. The partakers of this macabre dinner party are the scientists, led by R.J. Oppenheimer who, over the years prior to the mission, have been working on achieving nuclear fission in order to make the construction of the bomb possible. As the night progresses, the eight scientists - amongst whom some Nobel Prize laureates - plus Mrs Oppenheimer and General Graves of the U.S. Army, become more and more intoxicated, trying to come to terms with the consequences of their actions. Did they just do what had to be done, in order to win the war? Or did they irremediably abuse the power of science?

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Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Auditions: Sunday 16 June Rehearsals: Mostly on weekends, starting mid JulyProduction dates: Five performances from Tuesday 17 to Saturday 21 September at The Alex Theatre, St Kilda.

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Paid - Profit share


Robert J. Oppenheimer

Jewish American physicist head of the Manhattan Project. The lord of Los Alamos, director of the Laboratory City and head of the project, known in history as the “Father of the Atomic Bomb”, a title that he wasn’t always going to accept with satisfaction. A fragile and delicate man who in the play has a nervous meltdown due to being heavily intoxicated.
Actors of Jewish background are encouraged to apply.

General USA Accent needed for this role.

Males, aged 30 to 45 from Victoria, Australia

  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

Kitty Oppenheimer

A German-American biologist, emigrated to the States with her family at the age of three.
Heavily involved with the American Communist Party and suspected of being a Russian spy.
Oppenheimer was her fourth husband.

General USA accent needed for this role.

Females, aged 25 to 40 from Victoria, Australia

  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

J. Gölam

Austrian mathematician.

Males, aged 25 to 35 from Victoria, Australia

  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
  • Accents: German

John Felony

A brilliant twenty-one year old theoretical physicist. For some people, he’s like the future Einstein; for others, he’s unbearably pre- sumptuous. He combines his deep knowledge of physics with an equally deep ingenuity that sometimes turns into petulance. He belongs to a banking family and he has never had a really rough time. He’s hardly starting out in life and has already won—like the rest of those present—a position of honour in the universal history of infamy.
USA accent

Males, aged 18 to 30 from Victoria, Australia

  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles

Robert Bush

A mathematician who dresses like a businessman. In reality he’s always thinking up ideas to earn loads of money. Although that won’t happen today, because he’ll lose ten dollars. He’s an assiduous companion to Felony.
USA accent needed for this role.

Males, aged 18 to 40 from Victoria, Australia

  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles

Richard Moonley

An English physicist. He’s twenty-nine years old and uses a wheelchair due to a gradual paralysis, he’s fallen into a deep skepticism regarding science: contrary to Felony, he doesn’t think it’s possible to understand “Everything”. His look is that one of a man immersed in deep thoughts.
Wheelchair-using actors are strongly encouraged to apply.

Males, aged 25 to 35 from Victoria, Australia

  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
  • Accents: UK English

Arthur Baker

Oppenheimer’s young disciple, who unconsciously tends to imitate some of his gestures and manners. He has a scruffy look.
USA accent needed for this role

Males, aged 18 to 30 from Victoria, Australia

  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles

Stanislaw Kistiawsky

A Polish refugee. He’s an expert in explosives—one of the world’s best engineers in that field—. Moved by his accumulated hatred of Hitler after the invasion of Poland he agreed to work in Los Alamos. All his friends and family have disappeared, either dead or in concentration camps.
Actors from Polish and East European background are strongly encouraged to apply.
Polish/Eastern European accent required.

Males, aged 25 to 45 from Victoria, Australia

  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

Edward Teller

A Jewish Hungarian physicits. He experienced the invasion of Hungary by the Russians. After this he became a virulent anticommunist He was the creator of the H bomb, an invention a hundred times more powerful that the A bomb. He came to Los Alamos thinking he was going to be able to work on his own project. He has a prosthetic leg, as he lost his in a streetcar accident.
Actors from Jewish and/or Hungarian background are encouraged to apply.
Hungarian or East European accent required.

Males, aged 30 to 45 from Victoria, Australia

  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
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  • Joined June, 2010
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Listing created: 11 June 2019
Applications closed: 16 July 2019
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