By Michael Frayn
Directed by Evan Lambert
Production Dates: November 11 - December 4
Audition Dates: September 19 & 20, 7:00 p.m.
Callbacks on September 21 if necessary.
Do you like poking fun at the social rituals of mannered society? Do you enjoy stories in which well-respected men make fools of themselves?? Do you like British things??? Then this is the show for you!
Donkeys' Years, a classic bedroom farce by Noises Off scribe Michael Frayn, is being presented by LTVB with a diverse cast. The play, which originally debuted in 1976, follows a group of upstanding English gentlemen as they navigate their way through their college's 25 year reunion. As the night drags on, the men proceed to get drunker ... and their antics proceed to get hilarious. Throughout all this revelry, the wife of the College's Master attempts to make contact with her long lost lover - but can she avoid being swept up into the melee?
Auditions will be held at Little Theatre of Virginia Beach on September 19 and 20 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM. There will be callbacks on September 21 if necessary.
Please prepare a one to three minute comedic monologue, and be prepared to read scenes from the script.
Questions can be submitted to the director, Evan Lambert, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cast of Characters
Birkett - A spry, precise man in his sixties who has seen it all. He serves as the College's head porter.
Headingley - 40s. A former rower and womanizer, Headingley is now the gold standard for successful middle-aged British men.
Buckle - 40s. Thoughtful and solemn. He's a urologist, and doesn't love it.
Snell - 40s. Nervous and awkward. He wasn't part of the social scene back in school, and never enjoyed a traditional college experience. He hopes to seek one out at his 25-year-reunion.
Quine - 40s. A sarcastic, irreverent divorcee who tells mediocre jokes in a way that telegraphs how hilarious he thinks they are.
Sainsbury - 40s. Witty gay reverend. He was a show queen back in college.
Tate - 40s. Effete, supposedly-hetero gossip writer. He's proud of his comfy lifestyle, and has a nose for drama.
Taylor - Mid-20s. Bright, civic-minded English professor at the College.
Lady Driver - 40s. Sensible and Type A, but a party girl in her heyday. She is married to the College's Master, and attended the school around the same time as the visiting gentlemen.