The Local Actors Guild of Saratoga announces their auditions for their March production of The Boys in the Band by Mart Crowley, directed by Sierra Lynch. Tuesday, December 5th – 7pm at the Saratoga Arts Center, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Actors will read from the script. Please bring a headshot and resume if you have one.
In his upper eastside Manhattan apartment, Michael is throwing a birthday party for Harold, a self-awoved “32 year-old, pock-marked, Jew fairy”, complete with surprise gift: “Cowboy” a street hustler. As the evening wears on, fueled by drugs and alcohol, bitter, unresolved resentments among the guests come to light when a game of “Truth” goes terribly wrong.
DONALD – twenty-eight, medium blond, wholesome American good looks.
EMORY – thirty-three, small, frail, very plain.
LARRY – twenty-nine with a starkly simple sense of individual style and color in his clothes. Dark eyes, dark hair, extremely handsome.
HANK – thirty-two, tall, solid, athletic, attractive.
BERNARD – twenty-eight, African-American, tall, gaunt, nice-looking, dressed in Ive-League clothes.
COWBOY – twenty-two, light blond, muscle-bound, too pretty.
HAROLD – thirty-two, dark, lean, strong limbs, unusual face.
ALAN – thirty, aristocratic Anglo-Saxon features.
Please note the character descriptions are a guideline they are not set in stone.
MICHAEL – thirty, average face, smartly groomed.
*The role of Michael has been cast
Rehearsals start early January with performances March 16-25, 2018.
This seminal work of the Off Broadway movement premiered in 1968 and was a long-running hit onstage, later filmed with the original cast. In 2010, the play made a triumphant return to New York City in an highly praised production produced by Drama Desk and Obie Award winning Transport Group.