Putting Rare Productions Center Stage
EastLine Productions





Auditions for our Summer Productions:


Incident at Vichy, Boeing Boeing and Seminar


April 17th at 8PM
April 19th at 8PM
April 23rd at 8PM


Incident at Vichy


Directed by Daniel C. Higgins
Performances on: June 2nd, 3rd, 9th, and 10th at 8PM
June 4th and 11th at 2:30PM

A country is occupied and in a state of war. A group of people are detained and held to wait unknowingly, for what turns out to be an "inspection" by fascist authorities and local police. What follows is an hour and twenty minutes of raw dialogue in a claustrophobic setting that forces us to examine the question, "What is one's life really worth?". EastLine Productions is proud to present Arthur Miller's second Pulitzer Prize winning piece as it portrays the faults of man and how we all must struggle to survive.

***Casting for this show will be done without regard to gender***

The Painter (Lebeau)
The Socialist (Bayard)
The Businessman (Marchand)
The Actor (Monceau)
The Gypsy
The Waiter
The Boy [Aged 14-18]
The Old Jew
The Major (German)
Police Captain (French)
Professor Hoffman (a Nazi)
A Cafe Proprietor


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Boeing, Boeing


Directed by Patrick A. Reilly
Performances on: July 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th at 8PM
July 9th and 16th at 2:30PM

Boeing Boeing is a light-hearted sex farce by Marc Camoletti, set in early 1960's Paris. A Parisian bachelor, has three stewardess fiancees-- Italian, American and German. His scheme works because until now, jet planes have not been introduced. His trusty housekeeper and his best friend round out the cast, and try to keep him out of trouble.

Characters:
Bernard, a Parisian bachelor.
Berthe, his long suffering housekeeper.
Robert, Bernard's friend.
Gloria, the American stewardess.
Gabriella, the Italian stewardess.
Gretchen, the German stewardess.



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Seminar


Directed by Patrick Finn
Performances on: August 4th, 5th, 11th and 12th at 8 PM
August 6th and 13th at 2:30 PM

SEMINAR is a comedy about four young, aspiring writers who have joined a writing seminar taught by a once-famous writer. Actors are strongly encouraged to read the play before the audition.

DOUGLAS – Mid to late 20’s, the financially comfortable nephew of a famous playwright, one of his stories has been published, he’s attended writers’ enclaves, and he has retained an agent. He is self-confident, somewhat naïve about his privileged background, pretentious-sounding in his use of language, but ultimately a genuinely nice guy. He is attracted to Izzy.

MARTIN – Mid-to-late 20’s, a poor, frustrated, unpublished writer who is being evicted from his Queens apartment at the beginning of the play. Whatever money he had he has spent on this writing seminar, yet he refuses to let anyone read his work. His past writings have been rejected by the top writing communities, thus feeding his insecurities and spite. He antagonizes and mocks Douglas for professional and personal reasons, as he is also attracted to Izzy. He has been friends since high school with Kate; he is totally oblivious that she is attracted to him.

KATE – Mid-to-late 20’s, her family leases the Upper West Side apartment where the writing seminar is held. Like Douglas, she has attended several writers’ conferences. She has concentrated her work and ambition on a short story that she has “worked to death.” When that story is rejected, she is hurt tremendously. That pain is doubled by her unrequited attraction to Martin, who ends up, for a time, with Izzy. She considers herself a feminist but, compared to Izzy, comes across as stuffy and uptight. By the end of the play she has transformed herself, after turning the tables on those who rejected her.

IZZY – Mid-to-late 20’s, smart, exotic, attractive, completely comfortable and confident in her sexuality, which pervades everything about her, including her writing. She becomes the object of desire of all three male characters, and sleeps with two of them to satisfy her apparently voracious appetite. She is always frank with the other characters. Her goal as a writer is to become famous, but she’s smarter than her aspirations.

LEONARD – Described in the play as “fifty, fierce, and brilliant,” he was a famous, up-and-coming novelist who fell from grace as a result of a sex-and-plagiarism scandal, but has regained respect both as an editor at Random House and as a globe-trotting independent journalist, who occasionally plays mentor to aspiring writers and still, secretly aspires to be a great novelist . He has an eye for talent, good writing, and an attractive woman. He is brutally honest, a little world-weary, a bit sarcastic at times, but not mean-spirited; he can sometimes be oblivious not only to his surroundings, but to the effect he has on others. His way around women is a blessing and a curse, but he is not lecherous. He does not care if he is liked or not; he cares about the art of writing above all else.