AUDITION NOTICE for Baby with the bathwater
Audition Dates & Times:
Sunday 8th July 2018 5pm – 6pm
The Playhouse Threate Somerset West
Call-backs and audition dates for the band/orchestra:
Sunday 10th June 2018.
If you have any queries, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auditions for BABY WITH THE BATHWATER
Directed by Yanou Pienaar
No need to sign up – just show up and show off! No prep necessary, you will be given some dialogue to read on the day.
An absurdist, dark comedy, Baby with the Bathwater, starts with new parents John and Helen staring lovingly at their baby, Daisy.
The scene quickly takes a turn, however, as the couple show absolutely no knowledge of how to adequately care for their child. They have determined not to look at the gender of their child, so as to not be impolite and have simply assumed that the baby is a girl (when in fact, the baby is a boy); they sing horrifying lyrics to the tune of “Hush Little Baby”.
Luckily, a nanny shows up, appropriately dubbed “Nanny” — but she turns out to be a Mary-Poppins-Gone-Wrong. Daisy is tossed, screamed at, handed a poisonous toy, and even stolen by a disturbed woman, who proceeds to run in front of a bus. Needless to say, as the play continues, Daisy grows up to be quite an unstable child, with a tendency to run in front of moving objects, sleep with inordinate numbers of partners, and take thirteen years to get through his sophomore year of college.
After three hundred seventy-seven sessions with a therapist, Daisy is told, “Pull yourself together! You’re smart, you have resources, you can’t blame them forever. Move on with it!” Somehow this reprimand is the advice Daisy finally needed to hear to move on with his life.
- Helen – Female Lead
- John – Male Lead
- Young Man (Daisy) – Male Lead
- Nanny – Female Supporting
- Cynthia – Female Supporting
- A Woman in the Park (Kate) – Female Featured
- Another Woman in the Park (Angela) – Female Featured
- Mrs. Willoughby (the principal) – Female Featured
- Miss Pringle (the teacher) – Female Featured
- Susan – Female Featured
(We will double up on supporting and featuring roles)
If you have any queries, please contact Yanou on email@example.com
There will be 7 shows in total:
15, 19, 20, 21 & 22 September @ 19:30
16 & 22 September @ 15:00