CVP holds Open Auditions for our productions, meaning they are open to anyone 18 yrs and older. No experience is required! CVP accepts both novice and experienced actors, and we provide a fun, casual and non-judgmental atmosphere. CVP is a non-equity community theatre that thrives on volunteers from the local community. CVP membership is required for everyone in a production.
Auditions consist of readings from selected scenes, called “cuts” or “sides”; scripts/sides will be provided at the audition. Actors may attend one or both nights of auditions. Contact the director for an audition form, a copy of the script, or if you need to schedule an alternate audition time/date.
Auditions held at The Depot Theatre, 4861 White Lake Rd., Clarkston MI 48348
The Great Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald, adapted by Simon Levy and presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service
Sunday, August 25, 2019, at 6:00 PM
Monday, August 26, 2019, at 7:00 PM
Performance Dates: (2019) November 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 (2 shows), 17, 21, 22, 23
Play Synopsis: In the summer of 1922, Nick Carraway rents a small house on Long Island, in the fictional village of West Egg, next door to the lavish mansion of Jay Gatsby, a mysterious multi- millionaire. Nick’s cousin, Daisy Fay Buchanan, and her husband, Tom live across the bay from Gatsby. Tom has a mistress, Myrtle Wilson, who lives in the “valley of ashes,” an industrial dumping ground between West Egg and New York City. Nick eventually receives an invitation to one of Gatsby’s parties and he meets Gatsby himself who recognizes Nick because they served in the same division in the Great War. Nick learns that Gatsby knew Daisy through a purely chance meeting in 1917. From their brief meeting, Gatsby became (and still is) deeply in love with Daisy. After an initially awkward reunion, Gatsby and Daisy begin an affair over the summer. When Tom realizes she is in love with Gatsby he is outraged by his wife’s infidelity. When Gatsby’s car strikes and kills Myrtle, her husband George Wilson, is encouraged by Tom to falsely conclude that the driver of the car is the secret lover he suspects his wife had.
Characters: 5 Female, 7 Male
MAIN CHARACTERS: (All main characters are 30 ish)
Jay Gatsby: Romantic idealist, dreamer
Daisy Buchanan: Jay’s love interest
Nick Carraway: Narrator, Jay’s cousin
Tom Buchanan: Daisy’s husband
Jordan Baker: Daisy’s friend
Myrtle Wilson: Tom’s mistress
George Wilson: Myrtle’s husband
SUPPORTING CHARACTERS: (Ages are open, some characters may be doubled)
Meyer Wolfsheim: Gatsby’s business partner
Mr. McKee: Party goer
Mrs. McKee: Party goer
Policeman: Accident investigator
Mrs. Michaelis: Witness to the accident