The Gate Theater Group
Northern Thailand's First English-language theater company
Coming December 12 through 15
An Inspector Calls
An Inspector Calls by J B Priestley, is a play that revolves around the apparent suicide of a young woman called Eva Smith. In the play, the unsuspecting Birling family are visited by the mysterious Inspector Goole. He arrives just as they are celebrating the engagement of Sheila Birling to Gerald Croft. The Inspector reveals that a girl called Eva Smith has taken her own life by drinking disinfectant. The family are horrified but initially confused as to why the Inspector has called to see them. What follows is a tense and uncomfortable investigation by an all-knowing Inspector through which the family discover that they are all in fact caught up in this poor girl's death.
This production is being made possible by Lana Lawyers and Babseacle.
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February 27 through March 1
Elwood P. Dowd is an endlessly pleasant and delightfully eccentric bachelor living in a small town that isn't quite aware that its newest citizen is an invisible, 6 foot 3 inch white rabbit named "Harvey," that only certain people can see.
It is a spring afternoon at the Dowd family home, and a tea party for the high-society ladies of the Wednesday Forum is in full swing. The hostess, Veta Louise Simmons, is hoping that the event will allow her daughter, Myrtle Mae, now in her twenties and still unmarried, to mingle with the mothers and grandmothers of some of the town's remaining eligible bachelors. However, to Veta's horror, her brother, Elwood, arrives home unexpectedly and in the company of his closest friend, Harvey. Veta and Myrtle Mae are mortified as Elwood begins introducing his companion to the ladies of the Wednesday Forum. The embarrassing family secret is now exposed, and all that Veta and Myrtle Mae can do is watch helplessly as their guests flee the house.
This 1944 Pulitzer Prize Winning play has something for the entire family!
The Gate Theater auditions are open to anyone, regardless of race, creed, or experience. All roles are NON-PAID roles. You will be judged on your audition, as well as your conduct during auditions (respect for the property and for others auditioning). Recent rehearsal behavior and attendance can also be a consideration in casting. The Director, Producer and one or more of the following: Assistant Director, Board Member, Stage Manager and/or Board Member may be present at auditions. When auditioning, and if cast, you agree to be photographed and/or videotaped and relinquish rights to those images.
The Gate Theater announces auditions on Sunday December 1st for the Pulitzer Prize Winning comedy Harvey, written by Mary Chase and directed by Stephan Turner. The auditions will be held from 10:30 am until 12:30 pm at Hillside 4 Condo on Huey Kaew Road.
Auditions are open to the community and parts may be cast with actors of any ethnicity. Additionally, some roles may be cast without callbacks.
The Characters in Harvey, Male roles:
Elwood P. Dowd (Lead) (Age 35-60) Elwood P. Dowd is the central character of the play, a charming eccentric whose best friend is Harvey, an invisible six-foot-tall rabbit. Elwood is well mannered, very friendly, and has “old-school gentleman charm”. Elwood is Veta’s older brother but the age difference needn’t be dramatic.
Dr. William B. Chumley (Age 50-80) Dr. Chumley is an esteemed psychiatrist and the head of Chumley’s Rest with years of experience. He is a difficult, exacting man who will go to any length to protect the reputation of his sanitarium. Usually played an older actor.
Dr. Lyman Sanderson (Age 20-40) Dr. Sanderson is a young and highly qualified psychiatrist, handpicked by Dr. Chumley. His talent is only surpassed by his vanity. He is as infatuated with Nurse Kelly as she is with him, though he struggles not to let on. Usually played a younger actor.
Wilson (Age 20-50) Wilson is the muscle of Chumley’s Rest, a devoted orderly responsible for handling the patients who will not cooperate voluntarily. He sets his sites on Myrtle Mae Simmons soon after meeting her.
Judge Omar Gaffney (Age 40-80) The judge is an old family friend of the Dowds and the family’s lawyer. He is fiercely protective of the family and surprisingly understanding of Elwood’s belief in Harvey. Usually played an older actor.
Veta Louise Simmons (Age 40-up) Elwood’s younger sister, Veta has returned to the family home after the death of her mother and is intent on landing a suitable husband for her daughter Myrtle Mae. She is very concerned about fitting into society and all the social proprieties that that involves. She also loves her older brother Elwood very much. This is the dynamic that drives the action of the play.
Ruth Kelly (Age 18-40) Nurse Kelly is a sympathetic character, a pretty young woman who has a love/hate relationship with Dr. Sanderson. She is sweet and kind and looks for the best in people. Usually played a younger actress.
Myrtle Mae Simmons (Age 20-35) Myrtle is Veta’s Daughter (Elwood’s Niece). Both Veta and Myrtle are about the business of finding Myrtle a man to marry-a mission that is made impossible with Elwood and Harvey constantly popping in. Myrtle is extremely self-centered. Usually played a younger actress.
Ethel Chauvenet (Age 50-80) Mrs. Chauvenet is an old friend of the family. She is an elite member of the town’s social circle that Veta desperately wants Myrtle to break into. Usually played an older actress. A smaller role (Act 1 only) - may double as Betty Chumley.
Betty Chumley (Age 50-80) Dr. Chumley’s kind and talkative wife. Usually played an older actress. A smaller role (Act 2 only) - may double as Ms Chauvenet.
E. J. Lofgren (Open age) E.J. Lofgren is a cab driver whose monologue about sanitarium passengers is crucial to the climax of the play. This role has a single scene near the very end and would have a limited rehearsal schedule.