Nina’s prettiness worries the imperious Masha. At a fancy dress party, everyone’s lives begin to change.
“The show’s a ton of fun, even if you can’t tell your ‘Seagull from your Uncle Vanya’” – New York Times
No experience required!
Audition Dates: March 2nd-3rd, 6-8:00
Callbacks: March 5th
Scene 1: Vanya, Sonia, Cassandra
Scene 2: Masha, Spike, Vanya, Sonia
Scene 3: Masha, Sonia, Vanya
Scene 4: Masha, Nina, Vanya
Scene 5: Vanya, Sonia
Scene 6: Nina, Masha, Spike
Scene 6: Vanya
Scene 7: Sonia, Masha, Vanya, Cassandra
Times of Change
Things Mentioned in the Play You Should be Familiar With
Be familiar with the song “Here Comes the Sun”
See “Cast” tab for more information on characters.
Cast: 2 Men 4 Women
VANYA: (male, 50s-60s; the elder brother). Wry, retiring, frustrated, resigned fellow. This is an ensemble piece, but the closest to a lead role, is Vanya, who acts as the peacemaker in the family and has the most stage time. He also has a pages-long eruption of a monologue at the conclusion of the play. He is gay and lives with his adopted sister (‘together alone’) in the house of their childhood, having cared for their parents until they passed, totally supported financially by their sister Masha. He never had to work and was complicit in letting his life slip by without making much of it at all.
Sonia: (female, 50s; the adopted sister). Melancholic, capricious, definitely regretful, possibly desperate. A mirror image of Vanya except less resigned and more prone to manic outbursts and accusations for her state of being. She also maybe has/had a clearer image of what she wanted from life. Sonia and Masha have a raw, contentious hostility toward one another that comes out as the play progresses. Sonia may be the one worth the most sympathy.
Cassandra: (female, flexible; soothsayer housekeeper)Obtrusive, kooky, dramatic. A true wildcard, a gem of a comedic role, Cassandra is aptly and unambiguously named: she is a psychic prognosticator that no one believes but speaks the truth (mostly). She is also the housekeeper and somewhat of a caregiver to Sonia and Vanya. Her sudden, wild pronouncements for the future offer a lot to play around with for the adventuresome actress. I am truly open to most anything brought to the table.In the original production, she was played by an African American actress in her late 20s.
An accidental arrival on the scene, Nina is the neighbor’s niece who has dreams of becoming an actress and has the (mis)fortune to stumble into her idol Masha. Her appearance provokes lust in Spike and, unsurprisingly, envy in Masha.
Bucks County, PA and Sonia is angry with her older brother, Vanya. She always prepares his coffee for him, but today he got it himself. It becomes clear very soon that this is a typical squabble between siblings who are both unmarried, in their 50’s and are still living together in the house where they grew up.
If you are interested in working behind the scenes, contact Andrea Holliday (auburnareacomtheatre@gmail.
For more information, please contact director, Fiona Macleod at email@example.com
Show Dates: May 8th-10th and 14th-17th
Tickets are $12/adult
$10/students and seniors
Ticket info line 334-246-1084