November 1, 2016
Susan Goes, Executive Director, 541-942-8001
Cottage Theatre holds auditions for Peter and the Starcatcher
Cottage Grove, OR —Cottage Theatre will hold auditions for the first production in its 2017 season, Peter and the Starcatcher, on Sunday, November 20 at 6:00 pm. No appointment is necessary. Roles are available for approximately 16 actors, both male and female, ages late teens through sixties. Tony Rust directs this production which will be on stage for three weekends, February 3 - 19, 2017.
A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, Peter and the Starcatcher provides a fantastical backstory for the century-old character of Peter Pan. In this wickedly imaginative play, a nameless orphan and his mates are shipped off from England to a distant island. At sea, “Boy” is befriended by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that a mysterious trunk in the Captain’s cabin contains a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by the fearsome Black Stache, the journey quickly becomes a high-stakes adventure. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair – and the bonds of friendship, duty, and love.
Interested actors are asked to come prepared to sing a pirate or drinking song in either a British or pirate accent, and to deliver a short Shakespeare verse. The audition will also include group improvisation exercises and readings from the script. First-timers are very welcome; no previous stage experience is necessary to audition.
Further audition details, including a detailed character breakdown, are available at www.cottagetheatre.org, or by calling Cottage Theatre at 541-942-8001.