2014-2015 Season · Auditions

Auditions for “Rocket Man”

Hovey Players announces auditions for their May show:

Rocket Man
By Steven Dietz

Directed by Andrew Boncoddo

For information about the play and performance dates, click here.

When (by appointment):
Sunday, March 15 at 7pm
Monday, March 16 at 7pm

Callbacks: Wednesday, March 18 at 7pm (if needed)

Location:
Auditions will be held at Hovey Players (click here for directions).

Please schedule an audition appointment by emailing rocketman@hoveyplayers.com. State your preferred role(s) & date, and provide a contact number. Audition sides will be available in advance to those who sign up for an audition slot. No memorization is required, but familiarity with the sides and the script is highly encouraged. Those without appointments will be read at the end of the night or as time permits. Tech week will be May 10-14.

Roles:

Please note: The ranges are listed to give a sense of how the characters should be portrayed; actors above or below the ranges who can portray within the desired span will be considered.

Donny: (35-45) Donny lives a life full of regret. He’s given up on his dreams, his family has given up on him and now he’s giving away all of his earthly possessions. He loses track of days, sometimes weeks. But under all the dread, Donny holds onto the hope that somewhere out in the dark reaches of the universe there is a place where the paths we’ve never taken converge and we all get the life we deserve.

Buck: (35-45) Donny’s best friend. Sweet, earnest and a little naive. An odd man out of place in the world. He yearns for human connection to the point that he gets his nearly non-existent hair cut every week just for the contact and conversation. He’s recently come to the conclusion that God has been communicating with him and has given him a job of biblical proportions.

Rita: (35-45) Donny’s ex-wife. A smart, direct, frustrated lady with a frustrating ex-husband. Divorced Donny because she was sick of waiting for him to grow up and take responsibilities for his choices. She still cares for him as the father of their daughter, Trisha, but she has moved on even if Donny has not.

Trisha: (16) Daughter of Donny and Rita. Daddy’s little girl when she was younger but living with Rita these days and seeing Donny from an “outsider’s” perspective has dulled the shine on her relationship with her father. Tries to wrap her head around her dad’s latest actions which include unintentionally dropping the ball on her birthday party and selling all of her old belongings on the front lawn. She would love nothing more than to stop being let down by Donny.

Louise: (35-45) Donny’s coworker and friend. She hasn’t had a good night’s sleep in who-knows-how-long. Rough around the edges, direct and loyal. She hears everything from Donny: failed dreams, failed marriage, etc. Has pined for Donny for years after her divorce from a lowlife; in another world, she would have been with Donny from the beginning. In this world, however, Donny is uninterested in Louise as anything but a friend. Louise has decided to become a person of faith and is currently in seminary school.

Please schedule an audition appointment by emailing rocketman@hoveyplayers.com.

Rocket Man

by Steven Dietz

directed by Andrew Boncoddo

Donny is at the end of his rope and unhappy with the way his life has unfolded, so he decides to hit the reset button. The question is: is he really moving on… or giving up? Rocket Man explores one man’s obsessive belief that there is a place in the universe where all of the paths we never chose meet – and the profound effect of his decision on his family and friends.

Performance Dates:
May 15, 16, 22, 23, 28, 29 & 30, 2015, at 8pm and May 24 at 2pm.

Tickets: $18 ($15 for Students/Seniors)

For reservations call 781-893-9171 or email reservations@hoveyplayers.com

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Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

by Ed Graczyk

directed by Karen Dervin

Gathering to mark the 20-year anniversary of his death, a group of James Dean “disciples” remember the past and explore how the significant events surrounding the making of “Giant” in a neighboring Texas town altered their lives.

Performance Dates:
March 13, 14, 20, 21, 26, 27 & 28, 2015, at 8pm and March 22 at 2pm.

Tickets: $18 ($15 for Students/Seniors)

For reservations call 781-893-9171 or email reservations@hoveyplayers.com

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Apartment 3A

by Jeff Daniels

directed by Kristin Hughes

Annie has just suffered through a bad breakup, and she’s questioning everything: her love life, her job, life in general. She impulsively moves to a new apartment. Is her mysterious neighbor the key to a new life and a new romance? Apartment 3A is a delightful comedy asking questions about love, faith, and the value of public television.

Performance Dates:
January 16, 17, 23, 24, 29, 30 and 31, 2015, at 8pm and January 25 at 2pm.

Tickets: $18 ($15 for Students/Seniors)

For reservations call 781-893-9171 or email reservations@hoveyplayers.com

This production contains adult situations and may not be suitable for some audiences.

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Good People

by David Lindsay-Abaire

directed by Michelle Aguillon

Pulitzer-winner David Lindsay-Abaire, a Southie native, explores luck, choice, and the class divide between those who make it out and those left behind. Is Mike, now a Chestnut Hill doctor, obliged to help his
ex-girlfriend Margie, a single mother who continues to struggle to make ends meet in Southie?

Performance Dates:
November 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 (fully reserved), 28, and 29, 2014, at 8pm and November 23 (fully reserved) at 2pm.

Tickets: $18 ($15 for Students/Seniors)

For reservations call 781-893-9171 or email reservations@hoveyplayers.com

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Flemming: An American Thriller

by Sam Bobrick

directed by Nicole Sparks

Henry Flemming abandons a lucrative, but boring, career to become a detective. To the genteel horror of his wife and neighbors, his new job immediately starts following him home. Improbable plot twists abound in this tongue-in-cheek homage to film-noir thrillers.

Performance Dates:
September 12, 13, 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27, 2014, at 8pm and September 21 at 2pm.

Tickets: $18 ($15 for Students/Seniors)

For reservations call 781-893-9171 or email reservations@hoveyplayers.com

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