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 reimagined by LTVB in the present day 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.