WE HAVE AUDITIONS FOR OUR 2ND SEASON OFFERING
NIGHT AND HER STARS
BY RICHARD GREENBERG
Direction by Matthew Anderson
Assistant Direction by Rob Young
Show Dates are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays @ 8:00 pm, May 30 - June 28, 2014
Dan Enright - Television incarnate: A manipulative network executive. Acts as the overseer for the quiz show Twenty-One.
Jack Barry - host of the quiz show Twenty-One
Al Freedman - Another network exec. Enright's right-hand man. An accomplice to the scandal.
Herb Stempel - The first big winner of Twenty-One. Desperate for fame, blinded by his lust, and too intelligent for his own good.
Toby Stempel - Wife of Herb Stempel. Grounded, but drowning in her detachment from Herb.
Charles Van Doren - Son of two well-known authors. Succeeds Herb Stempel on Twenty-One. Excels at life's intricacies with a limited scope of the simpler things.
…and a chorus of characters from rabid fans to investigative reporters. We’ve got a secretary, a housewife, plenty o’ congress folk, a contestant or two, and a little more of everything in between.
Based on the Quiz Show TV scandals of the1950’s, Night and Her Stars follows the rise and fall of the shows first big money winner, Herb Stempel. Stempel’s inevitable fall from glory, fame and grace only clears the path for the shows next, more famous winner, Charles Van Doren. This ignites a fire within Herb to reclaim the limelight and fight for his version of the truth. How has television and it’s spawn of programming altered our connections to truth, language, and knowledge? The Quiz Show’s executive overseer/puppet master is Dan Enright, an abstract force of evil who is manipulating all the strings as the story of everyone’s lives unravels into another, amid questions of power, truth, nature, and the almighty dollar.
Date: Tuesday April 8th & Wednesday April 9th, 7:00-10:00 pm
Location: The Garage Theatre. 251 E 7th St. Long Beach, CA 900813.
Contact: Matthew Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time, ask questions, or if you’d like to help out in any way. We will be auditioning with cold readings from the script. See you there. Peace.