Kentwood Players
announces auditions for
Farragut North

Auditions for Farragut North
on Saturday, July 15
and Sunday, July 16, 2017
at the Westchester Playhouse.

Kentwood Players will hold open auditions for Farragut North, a political thriller by Beau Willimon, on Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 1:00 to 4:00pm and Sunday, July 16 from 6:00 to 9:00pm. Callbacks will be held on Monday, July 17 from 7:00 to 10:00pm by appointment only. This is a non-equity, non-paid production directed by Sherry Coon and produced by Lynn Gutstadt and Jenny Boone for Kentwood Players with rights secured from Dramatists Play Service.

Performance dates are September 8 through October 14, 2017 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. Auditions and performances take place at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045.

About Farragut North

Farragut North is a 2008 play written by Beau Willimon (House of Cards), loosely based on former Governor Howard Dean’s 2004 Democratic primary election campaign for U.S. President. Set in Des Moines in the weeks leading up to Iowa’s statewide caucuses, the play is “a classic tale of hubris set against a contemporary landscape – about the lust for power and the costs one will endure to achieve it.” No trick is too dirty, no lie is too outrageous, no spin is too ingenious if it gets your candidate over the top, including the dirty tricks and brutal backstabbing of those conducting the spin war for aspiring presidents as they attempt to reignite our tapped-out passion for political one-upmanship.

The play, which had its West Coast Premiere at the Geffen Playhouse in 2009, may not be able to compete with the stranger-than-fiction cast of our recent election battle or offer us any stop-the-presses scoops about our presidential campaign culture, but it does capture the frenzied scheming and counter-scheming of would-be Washington kingmakers.

If you want to Audition

Those auditioning should read the play before auditioning to become familiar with the characters. Please allow time to sign-in and complete paperwork during scheduled audition times. Please bring a current headshot and resume as well as your calendar as a rehearsal schedule will be posted at auditions and you will be asked to note any conflicts. No appointment or monologue is necessary; just be prepared for selected cold readings from the script. If you have any questions or concerns, please email farragutnorth@kentwoodplayers.org.

Sides

  1. Ida - Stephen
  2. Paul - Stephen Airport
  3. Stephen - Frank - Ben
  4. Stephen - Molly
  5. Stephen - Waiter
  6. Tom - Stephen

Character Breakdown

Stephen Bellamy
25 - Campaign Press Secretary. Golden boy on his way to being a Kingmaker. Charming and Ruthless.
Ida Horowicz
30-45 - Reporter who covers politics. She's a good friend to have, until she decides to stop being one.
Paul Zara
50-60 - Campaign Manager and 20+ year veteran of the war that is politics. He doesn't believe in much, but he values loyalty.
Ben
20-25 - Campaign staffer and Stephen's go-fer. Professional, talented and every bit as ambitious as Stephen although he chooses to hide it for the time being.
Molly
19 - Intern working on the campaign. More than a political groupie, she has her own agenda.
Tom Duffy
45-60 - Rival Campaign Manager. Another Veteran and an expert manipulator.
Waiter
20-30 - A voter and a good guy trying to hold his family together.
LA Times Reporter
Political Reporter trying to get a story.
Note: Waiter and LA Times Reporter will be played by the same actor.

To meet the Farragut North production team and learn more about Kentwood Players, the public is invited to attend our general membership meetings, which are free and held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm at the Westchester Playhouse located two blocks west of the San Diego Freeway and two blocks north of Manchester at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045.

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