Orchard Theatre of Texas
The Mystery of Love and Sex by Bathsheba Doran
THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX by Bathsheba Doran
Orchard Theatre of Texas
Directed by Jim Covault
Audition Date: Monday, December 4
This a second set of auditions. NOTE NEW REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE DATES.
Auditions are by appointment. Appointments will be for hour blocks: 7 or 8 pm. To make an appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org including your preferred appointment time. Or call 817-575-7984 (12 - 5 pm Tuesday – Friday.)
Audition Location: Schieffer College of Communication at TCU, 2805 South University Drive in Fort Worth (directions will be included in appointment confirmations)
Three roles available; we expect to use 2 AEA Special Appearance contracts (with insurance).
All actors are paid for rehearsals and performance.
Rehearsals begin February 5. Rehearsal schedule is normally 7-11 pm M-F, with a flexible longer schedule on Saturdays. Performances are March 1 - 25.
Charlotte – age range in the play 20-25. Jewish, from the southern US (probably Atlanta)
Jonny – age range in the play 20-25. African-American.
Charlotte and Jonny are next door neighbors and long-time best friends.
(Note: both of these roles involve nudity)
Howard – age late 40s – 50s. Charlotte’s father. Jewish, from New York. Successful mystery writer. **This role has been cast.
Lucinda – age late 40s – 50s. Charlotte’s mother. She’s from the South.
Howard’s father – age probably 70s. Jewish, from New York. This character only makes a very important cameo appearance at the end of the play.
About the play - Deep in the American South, Charlotte and Jonny have been best friends since they were nine. She’s Jewish, he’s Christian; he’s black, she’s white. Their differences intensify their connection, until sexual desire complicates everything in surprising, compulsive ways. An unexpected love story about where souls meet and the consequences of growing up. (from Samuel French)
"Perfectly wonderful! Among the season's finest plays. It is tender, funny, packed with humanity and brimming with surprising revelations. Bathsheba Doran has written a play with such compassion and wry wisdom that I emerged from the theater into yet another frigid day feeling warmed from within." - The New York Times
Scripts are available for reading at Texas Nonprofit Theatres (TNT) in the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth. 10 am – 4 pm Monday – Friday.