The prisoner on 2nd Avenue AUDITIONS - Theatre 62
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PRODUCTION DETAILS:
The prisoner on 2nd Avenue
Neil Simon
production genre: Drama
region: Greater London | society: Theatre 62 (directory) | performance venue: Wickham Theatre Centre, West Wickham
production dates: 01 Oct 2018 - 06 Oct 2018

AUDITION DETAILS:
who can audition?:
Open auditions
audition contact:
Wayne Sheridan
when?:
03 Jun 2018 - 10-12 am
phone:
07384700734 |
01 Jul 2018 - 2-4 pm
email:
05 Jul 2018 - 8-10 pm
website:
where?:
Wickham Theatre Centre, West Wickham
description:

Mel Edison lives in an average New York apartment with his loving wife Edna.He's got an average job, average clothes, average TV...life's just ticking along until the day he gets fired. Money becomes scarce, opportunities for a man chasing 50 are even more scarce, and all this in the midst of a 1970's heatwave when the temerature is roaring and the economy is crashing. Left with no choice but to pace the boards of his shrinking apartment, Mel's mind begins to fall apart and it's up to Edna to try and keep it all together.


CAST DETAILS:
Mel Edison
Male 40-50 years
Large Role

A neurotic New Yorker who's hot temper hides his insecurities but even as he loses his mind his wit remains intact throughout. Mel has fallen into his life, he's happy enough but dreams of something more. throughout the play he becomes more and more unhinged and unpredictable. His moods swing from anger to empathy in the space of half a page.This is a great role for a performer looking to stretch their range.

Edna Edison
Female 40-50 years
Large Role

She's a chic but strong-willed woman who can be a wife, Matron and verbal sparring partner to Mel. Edna is the rock in mel's life. She is always there for him but as he falls apart we see she finds it harder and harder to keep him whole, to the point that fractures begin to appear in her own sanity.This role would suit a performer with the ability to playu many conflicting emotions beneath a gentle facade.

Harry Edison
Male Late 50's
Medium Role

Mel's big brother who incurs respect by his very presence.The acting head of the family and the one who got all the breaks, as far as Mel can see.He has an air of authority and superiority but underneath all that there's a heart of gold...if you can find it.

Pearl
Female 40'-50's
Small Role

Mel and Harry's sisters.Family-centred, gossips, agony aunts and loyal to a fault. They will always put family firstbut years of being kept at a distance by Mel and Edna has not gone unnoticed.

 

Jessie
Female 40's-50's
Small Role

Mel and Harry's sisters.Family-centred, gossips, agony aunts and loyal to a fault. They will always put family firstbut years of being kept at a distance by Mel and Edna has not gone unnoticed.

Pauline
Female 40's-50's
Small Role

Mel and Harry's sisters.Family-centred, gossips, agony aunts and loyal to a fault. They will always put family firstbut years of being kept at a distance by Mel and Edna has not gone unnoticed.