Brained Community Theatre will hold auditions for ‘Mr. Burns—a Post-Electric Play,’ on Monday September 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Chalberg Theatre.
The play has roles for 5 women and 3 men. Director Patrick Spradlin is also seeking performers who play musical instruments, including but not limited to: guitar, keyboards, percussion, flute, violin, and accordion.
‘Mr. Burns’ is set in a post-cataclysmic time when something has happened resulting in the loss of all electricity. Act I encounters a group of survivors in the woods, sitting around a campfire and trying to remember the plot and dialogue of ‘The Simpson’s’ episode ‘Cape Feare.’ Act II takes place seven years later, when this same group is rehearsing a performance of the episode, along with commercials. Society has evolved to the point where performance is the currency, and the better the performance the more goods and items can be acquired. Act III takes place seventy years later than the second act. Society’s rituals and perhaps religion have evolved, encompassing life lessons taught in the cartoon. The act is a mini-opera, requiring actors to sing and dance.
Auditions will consist of readings from the script, along with improvisational games. Actors may be asked to sing a capella to demonstrate vocal range. Those who audition are encouraged to wear loose comfortable clothing that will allow for movement.
The production will open November 30 and play through December 9. Rehearsals are typically on weekday evenings, four to five days a week.
Those interested in auditioning who may have questions can contact the director at email@example.com or by phone at 855-8255.