By William Shakespeare
Adapted and Directed by Jonathan Minchew-Gonzalez
William Shakespeare’s classic magical play of magic, madness, and manic love comes to the intimate Pearl stage. Following last year’s Antony and Cleopatra, this Dream will prove a fast and fun Shakespeare experience with the audience right in the middle of the action. Join our band of fairies, royals, mad lovers, and inept but hilarious workers as their stories weave in and out of the magical forest of Athens on a special Midsummer night.
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About the Play
Frightfully funny laughs are in store in this bright new version of Mary Shelley's classic Frankenstein! Here Frankie and Irving are science nerds who have an unusual idea for the upcoming Science Fair. When Doctor Frankenstein's ancient secret book arrives from Transylvania, the friends are whisked into a sci-fi fantasy of time-warped, weirdly scary and lively adventure. When Frankie needs a brain for his new monster, Irving and Helga sneak into the science lab to grab a monkey brain. However, it gets mixed up with the brain of little Fluffy, a sweet puppy dog. Hilarity ensues as Frankie and his crew present a surprising monster to the Science Fair! Troublemakers T-Bone and his Gang of Bonez try to ruin Frankie's plans even as the Monster terrifies the Villagers. Science Teacher, Mrs. Newton comes to the rescue. Only she can stop the terrible brain transference! Fearful villagers storm the kids' basement laboratory and lead the play to its warm and funny conclusion.
We are seeking a cast of 12-15 actors and actresses for this fun play. Male or female performers can play most roles. Ages 10-17 are welcome to audition. No experience is necessary. The process will consist of reading from the script, improv activities, and theatre games.
Auditioners should arrive at 2pm and bring a headshot and resume, if you have one. If not, a school photo will do.
Parents will be required to help in some way on the production. More details will be provided at the parent meeting.
Please bring a list of possible rehearsal conflicts. No conflicts will be accepted for tech week and performance days.
Rehearsals will generally be Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. There will be some additional or alternate days as we get closer to performance time. A complete schedule will be available at auditions.
Production Fee: $250, if cast. There is no fee to audition.
Frankie Stein – Kid scientist. He is smart, determined, and loves Science.
Irving –Frankie’s best friend. Good-natured, witty, and, and realistic.
Helga- Principal’s daughter. New in town and hoping to make friends. Speaks with a German accent.
Monster – few lines, but lots of physical acting required. Must have good facial expressions.
Kidz – Ensemble of school kids, storytellers, Villagers.
Gang of Bonez – Kid troublemakers. They like to tease and pick on others at school.
T-Bone – Leader of the Gang of Bonez
Barbie Q – Smart girl in the Gang, but tries to appear like she’s not very smart
Cleaver – Tough guy in the gang
N.M. Skull – Not-so-bright guy in the gang
Mrs. Newton – Science teacher. Loves all things Science.
Mr. Klondike – Principal. He is Helga’s father and approaches job like a military officer. e HeHe speaks with a thick German accent.
Mr. Spots – Zookeeper – He is goofy and speaks with a country accent.
Mrs. Magillacutty – Old lady who is nearly blind. A fun comedic role for an expressive actress.
For more information on auditions, please feel free to contact us, .