EAST LANE THEATRE CLUB
General Notes on Auditioning for East Lane Theatre Club
East Lane is an amateur club. No payments are made for performing.
If this is your first time at East Lane, please also bring with you details of your past experience, a photo with your Full name, address, phone number and email so we can contact you later.
Auditions are as friendly and informal as possible, you will be asked to read from the provided
audition pieces, either singly or in groups, as well as moving around our stage.
There is no need to learn the pieces provided, and we do not ask for any learnt pieces to be performed.
We do ask that if cast you can make all the rehearsal & obviously all the performance dates, although it is sometimes possible to accommodate pre arranged holidays. Please bring with you any dates you cannot make.
To perform in a production you must be a Full paid up Member, and pay the casting fee £20 on the first rehearsal (which covers your script, tea & coffee etc)
We usually rehearse for 9 weeks, Monday & Thursday from 19.30 to 22.00
Productions weeks are:
Thur-Sat production week 1
Thur-Sat Production week 2
(Matinee in Spring and summer is replaced with Wed in the second week)
Our next Audition dates will be
Reading: Sun. 7th Jan. 2018 at 7pm
Audition 1: Fri. 12th Jan. at 7.30pm
Audition 2: Wed. 24th Jan. at 7.30pm
By Neil Simon
Plaza Suite consists of three plays which take place in the same hotel suite.
American accents required.
Characters’ ages are flexible within the confines of relationships to each other:
Act/Play 1: VISITORS FROM MAMARONECK
A middle-aged husband and wife (bulk of the lines) visit the hotel room of their
honeymoon. Things do not go as romantically as might have been expected.
This play also features the husband’s secretary (20s or 30s – around 25 lines), a
bellhop (youngish – obviously younger than the wife – around 20 lines) and a waiter
(any age – 16 lines) who can be the same one as in the 2nd play but not necessarily.
Act/Play 2: VISITORS FROM HOLLYWOOD
Two old flames - high-school boy friend and girl friend (so need to be close in ages) –
meet after several years. He is a famous Hollywood producer, prone to namedropping
to impress and facilitate seduction. She is (now) an ‘ordinary’ married
woman with children, and feels out of her league in his company. What will happen?
Duologue. A waiter – see above – also appears (no lines this time).
Act/Play 3: VISITORS FROM FOREST HILLS
A bride-to-be (hopefully!) has locked herself in the hotel suite’s bathroom (only one
line: near the end). Her parents are getting more and more frantic, while reflecting
on their lives (bulk of the lines). Eventually, the husband-to-be (hopefully!) is
summoned (only four lines, also near the end). Will Mimsey emerge to get married?
Contact for more details:
Director: Laurence Conway
(020 8907 9931 email@example.com)