Eidolon Theater Auditions for “The Monkey’s Paw” Halloween Variety Show

Eidolon Theater adaptation of  The Monkey’s Paw by W. W. Jacobs

Open auditions for The Monkey’s Paw Halloween variety show.  All roles open.

Format:  A staged blacklight (ultraviolet lighting) presentation in format of a Halloween-themed variety show.

The story of ‘The Monkey’s Paw is presented in 3 scenes separated by  blacklight acts.

Performance location:           The Troy Gasholder Building, 1115 5th Avenue, Troy, NY

Performance dates:               October 20-22 (Friday 8:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 pm, Sunday 3:00 pm).

Audition dates:                       September 6 & 7, O’Brien’s Public House, 43 3rd Street, Troy, NY 7 ‘ 10 pm

Alternate times and dates might be arranged upon request.

The audition will consist of cold readings from the play, and dance movement or improvised action

Story:  A soldier brings a memento from his adventures in the Far East to the home of a friend, condemning the friend and his family to tragedy and terror.  4 speaking roles under standard lighting.

Roles: Morris              Sgt Morris, a retired mercenary and childhood friend of Mr. White.  Dour disposition.

Mr. White        Husband, father, dreamer, with a continual reserve of humor.  [Wallace]

Mrs. White      Mother, wife, homemaker, matriarch.  Dotes on son, Herbert.  [Evie]

Herbert           Son, Navy enlistee–just discharged, has father’s humorous disposition. [Some mime]

VARIETY ACTS:  20 to 24 non-speaking roles (2 roles for children), performers may be cast in multiple roles, dancing and non-dancing.  All roles require ability to move freely and integrate into choreography. Choreographers sought, and ideas for additional acts will be considered for inclusion.  Puppets are adult-sized, perform dance routines, and
controlled by ‘invisible’ puppeteers dressed in black. 3 to 4 ‘shadow-hands’, dressed in black, perform in background to assist the visible performers.

Arachnostreggae …   4 to 6 dancers.     Lively comic dance routine to contemporary music.

Sweet Tweet   …  …  2 dancers, 3 dancing puppeteers. Comic vaudeville routine.

Devils’ Hill      …  …    Act with multiple, varied dance routines.  8 to 12 performers.  A gypsy maiden visits a graveyard where she is captured and forced to join a battle to save the spirit of a young girl from undead marauders.  For dancers and non-dancers. The highlight of scene is a swirling gypsy dance.  Choreographer desired.

Gypsy Maid, 2 Hags, Mother (ghost)            dancers

Innocenta (child ghost)                                   dancer

Demons and Undead    5 to 8 zombies, demons, skeletons, some may dance.

Pick & Peck    …  …    2 dancing puppeteers.    Comic dancing-and-clowning birds

Buzzard Pie    …  …    4 to 6 dancers. Comic swing dance routine, blacklight costumes

Pierrot Dreams   ’    2 ballet dancers (1 male, 1 female), 1 non-dancer. Dance and mimed actions.

Polar Snooze …  …   Clown mime with 2 adult performers and one child. Non-dance, costumed.

For more information, please contact Eidolon Theater or Ron Miller at EidolonTheater@gmail.com, phone 518-364-4081, or find us online at Eidolon.Theater


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