Silverthorne Theater Company presents Auditions for “Tales of the Lost Formicans”

Silverthorne Theater Company presents Auditions for TALES OF THE LOST FORMICANS
February 15 & 16 from 7-9 pm

Callbacks February 17 from 1-4 pm

at Amherst College – location TBA
Full details at https://silverthornetheater.org/get-involved-2/

To schedule an audition slot, call 413-768-7514, or write to silverthornetheater@gmail

• Auditioners should prepare a one to two minute monologue
• Please bring a current resume and headshot, or send electronically to silverthornetheater@gmail when making your appointment
• Equity & non-Equity; all roles paid
• All types & ethnicities welcome

TALES OF THE LOST FORMICANS Performance dates: 4/25, 26, 27, 28, 5/2, 3, 4
by Constance Congdon. Director: Yagil Eliraz

THE ROLES
Cathy McKissick, female, early thirties, recently divorced & returning to her Midwest roots to find her parents not aging well.

Eric (her son or daughter), 15 – male or female; furious to be dragged away from life in the Big City

Jim McKissick (her father) – male, late fifties; confused, suffering from symptoms of Alzheimers’ disease

Evelyn McKissick (her mother) – female, early fifties; unable to deal with her husband’s changed behavior

Judy – female, early thirties; Cathy’s best friend

Jerry – male, early thirties; quirky but kind

Actor #7 – male OR female, forties (same as with Eric); multiple parts

All actors also play Aliens from time to time

THE PLAY
Life is not organized around a coherent narrative, despite how much we would like it to be. Life can be messy, jumpy, nonlinear, fragmentary and discordant, and we might find ourselves desperately trying to make sense out of it. “Tales of the Lost Formicans” reflects this messiness and the effort to make sense of it, both in its content and in its form.

This witty and passionate play explores the story of a man with Alzheimer’s and at the same time turns into “a travel guide to Middle America conducted by aliens from outer space.” The play has a wonderful comic sensibility while at the same time addressing society’s collective nervous breakdown.

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