Auditions for all roles to be cast in “The Moons of Jupiter,” including three males, eight females and the 11-member Greek chorus, are next Thursday, Feb. 2 at 6:30 p.m., next Saturday, Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. and Monday, Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Warehouse Theatre Gallery at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro. Casting is colorblind and most of the roles are not age specific.
The eight female roles are: one astrophysicist, three goddesses, each a daughter of Zeus, and four famous male scientists.
The three male roles include: Zeus, king of the gods; his son Hermes and a bartender.
Auditions for the chorus only will be at 9 a.m. next Saturday, Feb. 4, also in the Gallery. “People of all ages who are interested in being on stage but don’t have much time and do not want to memorize a lot of lines should try out for the Greek chorus only,” said Director Lilace Guignard.
The Greek chorus is a group of performers that comment in a collective voice during three scenes in the play about why fresh water is so scarce worldwide. Two of the chorus members will sing or speak their lines. The other nine will only speak theirs.
The challenges of climate change have never been as entertaining as they are in “The Moons of Jupiter” as the Greek gods try to sort it all out.
“Mythology, sci-fi and Beatles songs are woven into this play,” said Guignard. “There is zany humor and dark intensity.”
Performances of this production by the Hamilton-Gibson’s Women’s Project will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 21 and 22 and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 23 in the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro.
For more information about the auditions, email the director at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the HG office at 570-724-2079.