OCP Holding Auditions for ‘Elephant’s Graveyard’ and ‘Superior Donuts’

The Omaha Community Playhouse will be holding auditions for their next Alternative Programming production as well as the season finale for the Howard Drew Theatre.

Elephant’s Graveyard

Audition Dates: Monday, January 9 at 7:00 PM and Tuesday, January 10 at 7:00 PM

Performance Date: Monday, February 27, 2017
Performs in: Howard Drew Theatre
Director: Christina Rohling

Synopsis: Elephant’s Graveyard is an award-winning play that tells the true story of a tragic collision between a struggling circus and a tiny town in Tennessee, which resulted in the only known lynching of an elephant. Set in September of 1916, the play combines historical fact and legend, exploring the deep-seated American craving for spectacle, violence and revenge. Contains mature content.

Character Descriptions: Elephant’s Graveyard is an ensemble piece with a cast of 12 people from their 20’s to 60’s plus one 10-16 year old youth to play various townsfolk and circus members.  All ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

What to Bring:

• You will be asked to fill out an audition form, please have all necessary contact information and personal schedules handy in order to complete the form.

For additional questions, please contact Jeff Horger ext. 158.

Superior Donuts
Production Dates: May 5-June 4, 2017
Performs in: Howard Drew Theatre
Director: Susan Baer Collins

Synopsis: Superior Donuts, by Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright Tracy Letts (Bug, August: Osage County), takes place in the historic Uptown neighborhood of Chicago, where Arthur Przybyszewski runs the donut shop that has been in his family for 60 years. Franco Wicks, a young black man and Arthur’s only employee, wants to update the shop with healthy choices and music, but Arthur remains set in his ways and reminisces about his Polish immigrant father. This provocative comedy, set in the heart of one of Chicago’s most diverse communities, explores the challenges of embracing the past and the redemptive power of friendship.  Contains strong language and adult themes.

Audition Dates: Monday, February 20 at 7:00 PM and Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Audition Notes: The characters Max Tarasov and Kiril Ivakin will speak with Russian accents in the show, however, accents are optional at auditions.

Character Descriptions:
MAX TARASOV – Male, 49 yrs old, Russian

OFFICER RANDY OSTEEN – Female, 49 yrs old, Irish-American

OFFICER JAMES BAILEY – Male, 43 yrs old, African-American

LADY BOYLE – Female, 72 yrs old, Irish-American

ARTHUR PRZYBYSZEWSKI – Male, 59 yrs old, Polish-American

FRANCO WICKS – Male, 21 yrs old, African-American

LUTHER FLYNN – Male, 45 yrs old, Irish/Italian-American

KEVIN MAGEE – Male, 28 yrs old, Irish-American

KIRIL IVAKIN – Male, 35 yrs old, Russian

What to Bring:
• You will be asked to fill out an audition form, please have all necessary contact information and personal schedules handy in order to complete the form.

To expedite the check in process – please bring a recent photo if you have one available. Please note, photos will not be returned.

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