614 Fairview Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081
Union status: Non-Union
The Players Club of Swarthmore will be holding auditions for the Main Stage production of Arms and the Man on Monday, September 23 and September 30 at 7pm.
Arms and the Man, a comedy by George Bernard Shaw. Directed by Paul Kerrigan.
Auditions: Monday, September 23 and September 30 at 7pm
Callbacks: September 30 at 8pm
Performance Dates: January 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25 on the Mainstage.
Rehearsals: Sunday, Monday & Thursday @7pm, starting November 3, 2013
Any Questions: Please email Director, Paul Kerrigan, email@example.com.
Needed: 3 women, 5 men
Miss Raina Petkoff– 23, but looks 17. Vivacious, emotional, strong, smart and secretive. Daughter of Major Petkoff, and fiancé of Sergius Saranoff, both of the Bulgarian Army. What she lacks in experience, she make up for in romantic notions. She saves Bluntschli’s life, while professing fidelity to Sergius.
Louka – Spirited, sexy, young, smart and ambitious. Miscast in life as a servant, she balks against her social station. Laughs at the hypocrisy of her betters, and is wounded by those who put her in her place.
Mrs. Catherine Petkoff (45-50) – adores Major Petkoff, conspires with Raina, keeps secrets, maintains the family status on the Bulgarian social register. Caught in an almost constant state of amazement.
Captain Bluntschli – 34, a Swiss mercenary, fighting for the Serbian army; articulate, witty, vulnerable, romantic, pragmatic, and wise. This character exudes a sense of humor, reflected in his quick speech and razor-sharp intelligence. In short, a Shavian hero.
Major Sergius Saranoff – Handsome, charming, romantic, fearless, somewhat befuddled, often acts without deep contemplation. The accidental hero of the battle of Slivnitza; betrothed to Raina Petkoff; attracted to Louka; the romantic hero who gets debunked. Looks great in uniform.
Major Paul Petkoff (45-55) – nouveau Riche, Bulgarian style. Willing to wash once a week to keep up appearances, has a great heart, a keen sense of propriety, but not a Mensa candidate.
Nicola – middle-aged, the quintessential servant who sees all, knows all and keeps silent (most of the time). Scolds Louka for her impertinence and pacifies Major Petkoff when he agitates himself.
Russian Officer – 25-30, Smooth, gracious, ruthless; Looks good in a uniform. Cameo role.
All Roles Open. Players Club is a non-union, non-paying theater. All roles are unpaid