upcoming

Auditions

What:

Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps by Patrick Barlow, based
on the novel by John Buchan.

Show dates May 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24

Where:

Black Mountain Center for the Arts

225 W State Street

Black Mountain, NC 28711

(828) 669-0930

When:

Wednesday, March 11 from 6 to 8pm
Saturday, March 14 from 10am -12pm

Casting:

  • RICHARD HANNAY (Lead) — Male, 30s to 50s, any ethnicity. A dashing leading man (a la original star Robert Donat) who gets entangled in the adventure of a lifetime when he becomes a fugitive on the run, trying both to save his own life and foil the spy ring that is trying to silence him. Requires excellent comic timing. British dialect required.

  • ANNABELLA SCHMIDT/MARGARET/PAMELA (Lead) - Female, 20s to 40s, any ethnicity. Seeking a versatile actress to play three roles a la a young leading lady from the black-and-white films of the 1930s: Annabella is a mysterious alluring German spy; Margaret is the young, shy, sheltered, pretty British wife of an older country farmer; Pamela is our spunky, independent young British heroine. Requires excellent comic timing. British and German dialects required.

  • CLOWN 1 (Supporting) - Any gender or non-binary, 20-50, any ethnicity. Seeking two character actors to share in playing some 150 other roles. Actors must be extremely versatile, creative, and playful with excellent verbal and physical comic timing and a great sense of the genre of the film. Must be adept with multiple dialects.

  • CLOWN 2 (Supporting) - Any gender or non-binary, 20-50, any ethnicity. Seeking two character actors to share in playing some 150 other roles. Actors must be extremely versatile, creative, and playful with excellent verbal and physical comic timing and a great sense of the genre of the film. Must be adept with multiple dialects.

PLOT SUMMARY: 

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have this intriguing, thrilling, riotous and unmissable comedy. The show hurtles a notorious fugitive and a spellbound blonde from a London music hall north by northwest to Scotland’s most remote highlands. Will they save Britain from a den of devious spies? A cast of four actors plays over 150 characters in this fast-paced tale of an ordinary man on an extraordinarily entertaining adventure. The 39 Steps contains every single legendary scene from the award-winning movie — including the chase on the Flying Scotsman, the escape on the Forth Bridge, the first theatrical bi-plane crash ever staged and the sensational death-defying finale in the London Palladium.

 

In The 39 Steps, a man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she’s a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called “The 39 Steps” is hot on the man’s trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale! A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, The 39 Steps amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure!

Brad Archer will direct the 70-minute one-act play.

Rehearsals begin the week of March 30th for production dates May 8-10, 15-17 and 22-24.

• NOTE that all auditions are OPEN CALLS
• You may arrive at ANY TIME during the 2-hour audition window on EITHER DAY. If you attend on Wednesday, please be aware that you MAY be asked to attend on Saturday as well, depending on a variety of factors.
• There will be scenes (sides) from the play for each character available in the waiting area. Please arrive with enough time to sign-in, familiarize yourself with the play, be assigned a character(s) to audition for, and prepare that particular scene(s).
• You do not need to prepare a monologue – but you MAY be asked to sing (if you are comfortable with that, and if the show/role warrants).
• PLEASE bring an 8x10 headshot (with your name printed on the photo, if possible), and an acting resume, if you have one.

For more information contact bmcatheatre@blackmountainarts.org or call 828-669-0930.

info@blackmountainarts.org

828.669.0930 / / Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm

225 W State St, Black Mountain, NC 28711, USA

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