Reviews from previous productions:
“In essaying a `play for trivial people’, Tom Jacobson has delivered a seriously clever meta-theatrical comedy and an unexpectedly moving ode to the mysterious powers of art and love in BUNBURY. …Jacobson’s antic yet humane wit harpoons some of the biggest leviathans of the theatrical sea, from Wilde to Chekhov to Albee, with an impressive range and a nimble touch that recalls the young Tom Stoppard….”
Terry Morgan, Daily Variety
“…Jacobson’s latest play is his most magnificent to date…. As Bunbury and Rosaline sweep through time and literature, his audience’s collective imagination is also swept up in ways in which the world can change.”
Travis Michael Holder, Back Stage West
We're seeking three males (20's-30's) and three females (20's-40's)
Tired of being swept to the sidelines of drama, Bunbury, Algernon's off stage friend from The Importance of Being Earnest and Rosaline, Romeo's off stage first love are determined to make an impact. By stepping into their own plays and then crossing through literature they set drama on its head as play after play is changed and characters previously unseen take center stage.
Actors will be portraying multiple roles from these classic plays referenced during the show:
- The Importance of Being Earnest
- Romeo & Juliet
- Waiting for Godot
- A Streetcar Named Desire
- Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
- The Three Sisters
Roles Available (please note: the role of Bunbury is cast):
- Actor 1 Algernon Moncrief/Allan (Blanche DuBois' naive husband)/Jim (George and Martha's living son) - please note: the role of Allan involves a brief nude scene
- Actor 2 Hartley (Bunbury's faithful butler)/Romeo/Vladimir
- Actor 3 Jack Worthington/Estragon
- Actress 1 Rosaline (Romeo's first love)/Gwendolyn Fairfax/Masha
- Actress 2 Juliet/Blanche DuBois/Cecily Cardew/Irena
- Actress 3 Lady Bracknell/Martha/Olga/Older Cecily
Time and Date:
Auditions will be held Tuesday February 24, 2009 from 7-10PM.
Callbacks will be held Wednesday February 25, 2009 from 7-10PM.
Location & Reserving an Audition Slot:
Both nights are at the Factory Theater 791 Tremont Street in Boston (the entrance is at the rear of the building through the parking lot). Appointments are required and will be set on each quarter hour. Please prepare a 1-2 minute monologue. There may also be readings from the script. To set up an audition appointment please email email@example.com with your preferred time. You will receive a confirmation email.
Rehearsals will begin mid-March. Performances for Bunbury: A Serious Play for Trivial People are May 1-17, 2009 and will be directed by Artistic Director John Edward O'Brien and IRNE nominee Barlow Adamson. There is a stipend for all actors. All roles will be filled with non-equity actors.
Hope to see you there!