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Or The Chopping Block
By Jacob M. Appel
Directed by Coleman
November 6th and 7th
At The Bartell Theatre
On the Drury Stage
Arborophilia, Or The Chopping BLock is a farce of ideas that satirizes traditional comedies of marriage and intergenerational conflict. The play is off-beat, provocative and fun.
Judge Gwendolyn Gage’s two daughters have both fallen in love—but neither relationship is exactly what the fifty-five-year-old divorcee had in mind. Her older daughter, Lily, has announced her intention to marry a Republican. Her younger daughter, Laurel, has developed a romantic infatuation with a poplar tree. If the matches are to succeed, both girls have their work cut out for them.
Dates: Monday, November 6th and Tuesday, November 7th
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm (No Scheduling Needed)
Location: The Bartell Theatre @ 113 E Mifflin St Madison, WI 53703
Preperation: Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script (sides prepared further below). Please bring a headshot and resume, if available (not required). There will be audition forms to fill out, along with a rough schedule of rehearsals, at the audition. Please be prepared with all conflicts between November 2017 through March 2018.
Rehearsals: Rehearsals will start in December and are expected to be Sunday through Thursday nights from 7:00-10:00 at the Lakeview Moravian Church - 3565 Tulane Ave, Madison.
Performances: February 23, 2018 – March 9, 2018 and will run for 10 performances over 3 weekends.
Questions: Please email email@example.com for any/all questions.
Gwendolyn Gage A Democrat (F/55)
Lily Gage Gwendolyn’s older daughter (F/26)
Laurel Gage Gwendolyn’s younger daughter (F/18)
Fairmont Fythe A Republican (M/28)
Dame Lucretia Bankmore Vandervelt Fairmont’s employer (F/70+)
Jimmy Duckfoot Owner of a small garden store (M/35)
A Female Poplar Tree The object of Laurel’s love (F/19)
Note: The Poplar Tree is onstage throughout the play, but only speaks twice – briefly at the end of Act One and at some length at the end of Act Two.
Audition Preparation Materials
Audition Side 2 - Gwendolyn & Lily
Audition Side 6 - Laurel & Jimmy
Audition Side 7 - Fairmont & Dame Lucretia
Audition Side 11 - Gwendolyn & Dame Lucretia
Audition Side 16 - Lily & Fairmont
Audition Side 22 - Laurel, Dame Lucretia, Jimmy, & Poplar Tree