LVLT announces Open Auditions for
«The Motherf**ker with the Hat»
by Stephen Adly Guirgis
Directed by Brandon Alan McClenahan
Audition Dates and Times:
August 28 and 29 at 6:30pm
**CALLBACKS WILL BE HELD THURSDAY AUGUST 31 AT 6:30 PM!!!**
Las Vegas Little Theatre 3920 Schiff Drive
All roles are available.
**The characters’ ages and ethnicities (as defined by the Author) are included in the character breakdowns; however, all ages and ethnicities are encouraged to audition for any role they feel correct for. **
JACKIE (Male, Puerto Rican, Mid 20’s – Late 30’s)
An ex-convict trying desperately to move forward while his destructive instincts continue to hold him back. He is working through the steps of Alcoholics Anonymous to battle his history of addiction. Short temper, volatile yet vulnerable, self destructive with a tough talking bravado.
VERONICA (Female, Puerto Rican, Mid 20’s – Late 30’s)
Jackie’s lover. Temperamental and hard headed. A drug addict with an amazing capacity for survival. A foul mouth with a tender heart. Feisty, short fused, strong willed, sexy, and complex.
RALPH D (Male, African American, Mid 30’s – Late 40’s)
Jackie’s AA sponsor and best friend. A wise cracking smooth talker. Pragmatic, intelligent, and slightly ruthless. Lived a hard life and found the hard answers. Prone to giving tough life advise while indulging in selfish behaviors.
VICTORIA (Female, Mid 30’s – Late 40’s)
Ralph’s wife. Former addict, now in recovery. Once a junior trader on Wall Street she threw away her life uptown to be with Ralph and now lives a life of regret. Since learning of Ralph’s infidelity she has let herself go, spending most of her days watching television, eating ice cream, and wishing she could escape. Sharp, emotional, and powerful yet defeated.
COUSIN JULIO (Male, Puerto Rican, Mid 20’s – Late 30’s)
Jackie’s cousin. Willing to go to extreme lengths to help Jackie, even though he realizes how hollow their relationship is. A effeminate gym rat with a great body and a greater sense of humor. He is married to a woman but refers to a few extramarital transgressions with men.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Headshots and resumes are accepted but are not required.
**If you cannot attend these times but
still wish to audition, please contact the director, Brandon McClenahan, at [email protected]
to arrange an alternative audition time.
Jackie, out on parole and newly sober, is determined to start anew with his childhood sweetheart Veronica, but her unrelenting coke addiction, his slick-talking AA sponsor, and the discovery of another man’s hat in his living room all threaten to derail Jackie’s tenuous progress. With passion, profanity, and genuine vulnerability, Jackie and Veronica untangle their decades of codependence as they wrestle with the painful limitations of trust, desire, and rehabilitation in this rapid-fire black comedy.
November 3 — 19, 2017 with performances on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm.
*LVLT does NOT pay — We are an entirely volunteer organization!
Call 702-362-7996 for more information.