Upcoming Auditions: An Evening of Poe

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Upcoming Auditions: An Evening of Poe
Adapted and directed by Zora Richardson

Summary: An Evening of Poe tells the fantasized story of poet and author Edgar Allan Poe. Narrated by an older version of himself, Poe shares his life story through some of his most famous works, including “The Raven” and “The Tell-Tale Heart.” This show walks the line between reality and fantasy, and is full of creepy Victorian goodness!

Seeking teen and adult actors eighth grade and up to fill a variety of ensemble and character roles. To be considered, please attend one of two auditions times: Thursday August 15, 6-8pm, or Friday August 16, 6-8pm in the CCA Theatre.

Performances are November 8 and 9 in the CCA Theatre.

Character breakdown*
Old Edgar: Older version of Edgar Allan Poe, 30+ years, of uncertain sanity, narrates most of the play.

Young Edgar: Edgar Allan Poe in his youth (approx. age 16-25), begins young and hopeful but spirals into insanity.

Lenore: A woman (approx. age 16-25) who falls in love with young Edgar, she starts out hopeful but saddens as she ages. Doubles as an ensemble member.

The Raven: A darkly comedic and mischievous bird who torments Young Edgar in “The Raven.” Movement/dance experience is helpful, but not required.

Officers: Police officers in “The Tell Tale Heart.” Serve somewhat as comedic relief; double as ensemble members.

Old Man: The victim of Edgar’s murderous impulses in “The Tell Tale Heart.” Doubles as an ensemble member.

Ensemble: The strangely birdlike townspeople who open and close the play, speaking directly to the audience. Movement/dance experience is helpful, but not required.

*Gender is flexible for most roles

Contact theatre@columbiaarts.org for questions.

August 16 2019


Date: August 16
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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