Auditions for the award winning play Another Country by Julian Mitchell
November 10th and 11th at 7:00 pm at All An Act
652 West 17th Street (17th & Poplar Street)
Erie, Pa 16502
Rehearsals begin February 10, 2020
Show dates March 20 – April 5, 2020
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 PM
Sundays at 3 :00 PM
No one under who will be 17 when rehearsals start will be able to be in production.
Play does deal with some same sex issues some characters may be asked to portray moments or intimacy with the same sex.
Actors will be asked to try an English accent.
Another Country is loosely based on the life of the spy Guy Burgess, renamed “Guy Bennett” in the play. It examines the effect his homosexuality and exposure to Marxism has on his life, and the hypocrisy and snobbery of the English public school he attends. The setting is a 1930s public school where pupils Guy Bennett and Tommy Judd become friends because they are both outsiders. Bennett is openly homosexual, while Judd is a Marxist.
Cast of 10 men
GUY BENNETT – seventeen year-old boy in Gascoigne’s house
TOMMY JUDD – seventeen year-old boy in Gascoigne’s house
DONALD DEVENISH – seventeen year-old boy in Gascoigne’s house
JIM MENZIES – house prefect
FOWLER – house prefect
SANDERSON – house prefect
BARCLAY – head of house and member of Twenty Two
DELAHAY – member of Twenty Two
WHARTON – a gay man
VAUGHAN CUNNINGHAM – a literary intellectual in his forties