What:  Open auditions for The Elephant Man, by Bernard Pomerance.

When:  1 p.m., Jan 27.

Where:  Pentacle Theatre

  324 52nd Ave. NW, off Highway 22, about 6 miles west of downtown Salem, Oregon

Casting:  8 women and 12 men able to play ages 20 and up.

Auditions:  Actors will read from the script, copies of which are available on loan at the Pentacle Theatre Business Office, 145 Liberty St. NE in downtown Salem for a $10 refundable deposit. Call 503-485-4300 to arrange for pickup.

Those auditioning should bring a list of calendar conflicts through May 5. If you have a conflict on the audition date, please contact the director, below.

Callbacks (if needed):   To be announced.

Rehearsals:   6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays at Pentacle Theatre’s rehearsal studio in downtown Salem. The director will set weekend rehearsals and work sessions as needed.

Show dates:  Friday, April 13, through Saturday, May 5.


About the show:   Winner of three Tony Awards, including best play, and four Drama Desk Awards, The Elephant Man recounts John Merrick’s journey from a sideshow freak to become a celebrated member of Victorian London’s high society.


Cast of Characters:

The director will cast 8 women and 12 men able to play able to play the following ages and roles. The director may double-cast certain roles:

Frederick Treves: 35 and up — A surgeon and teacher.

Carr Gomm: Middle-aged — Administrator of the London Hospital.

Ross: 50s and up — Manager of the Elephant Man.

John Merrick: 20s-30s — The Elephant Man.

Three Pinheads: Two to three women freaks whose heads are pointed.

Belgian Policemen: 30s.

London Policeman: 30s.

Man: At a fairground in Brussels.

Conductor: Of Ostend-London boat train.

Bishop Walsham How: 40s and up.

Porter: At the London Hospital.

Snork: Also a porter.

Mrs. Kendal: 40s and up — An actress

Duchess: A mature society lady.

Countess: A mature society lady.

Princess Alexandra: 30s and up.

Lord John: 40s and up.

Nurse, Miss Sandwich: 30s and up. 


Sponsored by:  The Elephant Man at Pentacle Theatre is generously sponsored by The Paul C. & Robin E. Bower Family Trust.

More information:  If you have questions or have a conflict on the audition date, please email director Jo Dodge or call 503-480-5352.