auditions for Mama’s boy
Towle Theater seeks strong actors for its upcoming Midwest Premiere Drama Mama’s Boy by Rob Urbinati. Performance Dates are May 3-5, 10-11, 17-19, 2019. All rehearsals and performances will take place at the Towle Theater in Hammond, IN.
Audition Date: Saturday, February 16 from 10:30am-3:00pm
Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657. South side of Belmont, between Lakewood and Racine. Located just a few blocks west of the Belmont Red/Brown/Purple stop also accessible via the #77 Belmont bus.
Callbacks and Local Auditions:
Local Auditions on Sunday, February 17 at 11:30am and Call Backs at 12:00pm at the Towle Theater-5205 Hohman Avenue, Hammond, IN 46320.
The riveting story of Lee Harvey Oswald and his complex relationship with his overbearing mother Marguerite, Mama’s Boy follows Marguerite's reckless attempts to reunite her family, from Lee's return to the U.S. from Russia, through the assassination of Kennedy, to her son's own murder and her defense of his innocence in the months that follow. A fascinating examination of family dynamics and obsessive maternal devotion played out in the shadow of history.
Marguerite Oswald - Mid-fifties but looks older. She's as gracious and loving as a grandmother, but also imperious, meddling and defensive. She demands attention and must be "in charge." She's lonely, and craves family, but her behavior makes that difficult. She speaks with a New Orleans lilt.
Lee Harvey Oswald - Early twenties. Lee is close to his mother and shares many traits with her. He remains polite, even when she tests his patience. Lee is fond of his brother but questions his values. He adores Marina, and wants to control the relationship, but Marina isn't easily controlled. Lee is capable of rage, tenderness and vulnerability. He's intelligent and secretive. He speaks with a slight southern accent.
Marina Oswald - Early twenties. A stranger in a strange land, her personality and confidence emerge gradually. She's learned to rely on others to get what she wants and craves material things. She can be fiery and opinionated, and her relationship with Lee is passionate and volatile. She speaks with a heavy Russian accent, which gradually softens.
Robert Oswald - Mid-twenties. A Southern gentleman. He's reticent, a hard worker, conservative and fair-minded. Long ago, he grew weary of his mother's antics, and when the play begins, he can barely tolerate her, although as a Southern gentleman, he treats her kindly -- as often as possible. Although he's grown apart from Lee, he still has tender, kid brother feelings for him, and is protective of Marina. He speaks with a slight southern drawl.
Rehearsals will begin in Mid-March.
Performances are May 3-5, 10-11, 17-19, 2019.
Material To Prepare:
Please prepare 1 Minute contemporary dramatic monologue with dialect. You may be asked to read from the script.
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