Raleigh Little Theatre is seeking performers for its upcoming production of Misery, by William Goldman and based on the novel by Stephen King. This show will be presented in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre.
About the Show
True life becomes stranger than fiction when an acclaimed romance novelist wakes up in the home of his “Number One Fan.” Rescued from a near-fatal wintery car crash, Paul Sheldon finds himself incapacitated in the secluded home of Annie Wilkes. When events take a nightmarish turn, the injured Paul realizes the unhinged Annie has no intention of letting him leave. This spine-tingling psychological thriller traps you in the room with Paul as he must outsmart Annie if he hopes to escape. Based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel and from the screenwriter of the 1990 Academy Award-winning film adaptation, Misery’s tense cat-and-mouse game will grip you until the very end.
Audition Information Session: August 8 from 7-8pm – register to join on Zoom here!
This information session will include an overview of the audition process, forms, and guidance on how to prepare. This is a great session to attend if you have never auditioned for a show before, never volunteered at RLT, or if you would like to hear more from the director about the process and show.
Auditions: August 14 (Monday) and 15 (Tuesday) at 7-10pm
Callbacks: August 16 (Wednesday) at 7-10pm
Cast List: August 18 by 5pm
Rehearsals: Mondays – Friday 7-10pm, Sundays 1-5pm
September 11 – October 13, 2023
Tech rehearsals: October 14 – 19, 2023
Performances: October 20 – November 5, 2023
Questions about auditions? Contact Cari@nullRaleighLittleTheatre.org
About the Roles
Raleigh Little Theatre encourages actors of any ethnicity, identity, ability, etc. to audition for any role. If the script requires strict adherence to any characteristic(s), those will be listed in the character description.
If you need any specific accommodations to audition, please contact Cari@nullRaleighLittleTheatre.org to make your request. Examples of accommodations made in the past are: wheelchair accessible audition space, large print materials, prompters in the audition room, volunteers to help fill out forms, and auditions by appointment. If you cannot attend the audition, you may submit a video audition by August 14.
ANNIE WILKES – female, age presenting 35-60. Annie seems to be a kind, tender woman who cares deeply for Paul, even if she does seem slightly off. Manipulative, cunning, and hides a deep set and terrifying malice behind her cheery simple façade.
PAUL SHELDON – male, age presenting 35-55. He’s thoughtful, if not a touch arrogant, and extremely crafty.
BUSTER – male, age presenting 30-60. The sheriff of a nearby town searching for Paul.
About the Production Team
Director: Sean A. Brosnahan
Stage Manager: Jeremy Vance
Scenic Designer: Sonya Drum
Fight Choreographer: George Labusohr
Intimacy Choreographer: Lormarev Jones
Lighting Designer: Bronwyn White
Sound Designer: Lizzy Andrews
Costume Designer: Elly McClanahan
About the Auditions
All auditionees should arrive for the time slot they sign up for on the day they sign up for. Auditionees should prepare a 1 – 2 minute monologue.
Please fill out the following paperwork to bring with you to the auditions:
A callback list will be posted by noon on August 16. All auditionees that are called back will be asked to read from provided sections of the script.
Volunteer Access Fund
If you face financial barriers related to transportation to the theatre, please check out our Volunteer Access Fund pilot program!