Wheaton Drama, Inc. (WDI) announces auditions for Full Circle. This World War II drama by Erich Maria Remarque (All Quiet on the Western Front) and Peter Stone (1776) has been forgotten since its original American production in the 1970’s. Wheaton Drama is proud to present the revival of this gripping and moving story.
Set in Berlin at the end of World War II, a young woman and an escaped prisoner discover that sometimes there are more important things than just surviving. When a Gestapo Captain begins to suspect who they really are, the struggles between identity, love and responsibility threaten to overtake them all.
Full Circle is directed by Sean Ogren, assisted by Suzanne Ogren. The production manager is Amy Johnson. Elyse Willis is the stage manager.
Auditions are Sunday, January 27 and Monday, January 28, 2013 at 7pm at Wheaton Drama’s Playhouse 111, 111 N. Hale Street, Wheaton, IL 60187. Callbacks, if necessary, will be Tuesday, January 29 at 7:30pm. The first read-through is scheduled for January 30.
Those auditioning should email the director at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an audition appointment and required materials.
These are non-Equity auditions. There is no pay. All roles are available. Those cast will be required to pay a nominal fee for Wheaton Drama membership. Newcomers are welcomed and membership status does not affect casting.
Please note that character age will be a secondary choice when considered alongside acting choices. German and Russian dialects will be required.
ANNA - 28 and attractive, but run down by five years of life in war.
ERIC ROHDE - Around 30, an escapee from a German prison.
SCHMIDT - Early 30s, a captain in the Gestapo.
GRETE - 22, blonde, abundantly put-together.
KOERNER - Past 50, the janitor who has suddenly been promoted to the position of Block Warden.
KATZ - Middle 50s, an escaped prisoner, Jewish. Will require some stage combat.
RUSSIAN CAPTAIN - 32, slim and fair.
MACK - In his middle 20s, a Gestapo man.
MAURER - 30-ish, another Gestapo man. Large and stupid. NOTE: Stage combat experience a plus.
RUSSIAN SERGEANT & RUSSIAN SOLDIER - Very similar in age and build to MACK & MAURER. Want to work with two actors to portray all four roles (and both dialects) if possible.
Full Circle is performed March 15-April 7. Performances are at 8pm Thursdays-Saturdays and 3pm Sundays at Playhouse 111 in downtown Wheaton. Tickets are $13 for Thursdays and $16 Fridays-Sundays. For show tickets and information, please visit www.wheatondrama.org or call 630-260-1820. Follow on Twitter at WDIpublicity.