From the North: Follow I-293 South to the Bedford exit which is Route 101 West,
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Bedford Off Broadway is happy to announce open auditions for the play Travels with My Aunt (Giles Havergal), directed by Vick Bennison, to be performed November 3, 4, 5, 10, and 11.
Auditions, Monday, June 12, and Tuesday, June 13, 7 PM to 9 PM, Old Bedford Town Hall, across from the Bedford Town Library. Monologue optional. Cold readings. Rehearsals are at the director’s discretion, but will be comprised of Sunday afternoons and Monday/Wednesday evenings.
Synopsis: The play is an adaptation of Graham Greene’s novel of the same name, his only comic novel. It is about a retired bank clerk who at his mother’s funeral meets his Aunt Augusta. She slowly but inexorably extracts him from his unexciting but safe life into her world of adventure, danger, and world travel. In the end the reader or audience member is left to decide if his life change was worth it. And despite laughing hysterically throughout the play, it is not clear in the end if this is a comedy or a tragedy. Is the ending happy, or tragic? Though the play can be performed by as few as four actors, playing the 25 roles in the play, the director plans on using at least eight actors
Henry Pulling, retired bank
Aunt Augusta, his aunt
Wordsworth, a black man from Sierra Leone who lives with Aunt Augusta
Miss Keene, a friend of Henry’s who wants him to propose to her
Det. Sgt. Sparrow, a not too subtle cop
Hatty, old friend of Aunt Augusta, about her age.
Tooley, an 18 year old American girl who is afraid she’s pregnant
O’Toole, Tooley’s father, a CIA agent, apparently
Mr. Visconti, Aunt Augusta’s lost love, a drug smuggler, fake priest, and general crook
Col. Hakim, a Turkish official
Miss Paterson, one of Henry’s deceased father’s old flames.
Richard Pulling, Henry’s deceased father, one line
Vicar, one line
Girl in Jodspurs, one line.
Sgt. Sparrow’s Colleague, ham-fisted cop
Uncle Jo, Henry’s uncle, one line
Italian Girl, confessing all her sins as the Germans leave Italy in WWII
Frau General Schmidt, wife of German general during WWII
Wolf, a dog, wolfhound specifically
Spanish Gentleman, a palm reader
Yolanda, a 14 year old Argentinian girl, mature for her age
Bedford Off Broadway is currently working on the schedule through 2019 !