What: Open auditions for the drama, “Boy Gets Girl,” by Rebecca Gilman. Directed at Pentacle Theatre by Emily Loberg.

When: 1 p.m.–5 p.m., Saturday, March 16.

Where: Pentacle Theatre rehearsal studio, 197 Liberty St. SE in downtown Salem.

Casting call: Seeking an ensemble of adult actors able to play three female-presenting and four male-presenting roles. For a full list of roles, please visit pentacletheatre.org/auditions.

 Things to know:

  • Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Open auditions for all roles begin promptly at 1 p.m. Please plan to stay through 5 p.m.
  • Plan to arrive early to fill out an audition form. We encourage you to download a fillable audition form and complete it in advance. Please write clearly, especially your contact information. Headshots and resumes are not required but are always appreciated.
  • Bring your calendar and provide a complete list of your conflicts through June 29. If you have a conflict on the audition date, please contact the director, below.
  • Actors will audition by reading selected scenes from the script. We encourage actors to read the script in advance. Scripts are available on loan from the Pentacle Theatre office by calling 503-485-4300.
  • Pentacle Theatre affirms, promotes, and celebrates the participation of all, without regard to race, color, sex, ability, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, or socioeconomic status.

Callbacks: TBA if needed.

Rehearsals:

  • Rehearsals are generally from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays, at the Pentacle Theatre rehearsal studio, 197 Liberty St. SE in downtown Salem.
  • The director will set weekend rehearsals and work sessions as needed. Please keep this in mind when providing your list of conflicts.
  • Rehearsals will be scheduled to make the best use of everyone’s time, especially for actors in school. Only actors needed for scheduled scenes will be required at rehearsals and we’ll release actors as early as possible. As we get closer to opening night, we’ll need everyone at rehearsals so we can run the whole show.
  • Cast members may be required to make special appearances for marketing purposes in the weeks before the show opens.
  • If you have questions about rehearsals, please contact the director.

Show dates: Friday, June 7 – Saturday, June 29.

The story: Theresa Bedell is a successful reporter in New York who loves her work and the life she has made for herself. A relationship with a man would complete the picture, so she agrees to go on a blind date with a friend-of-a-friend. Tony is attractive and funny, but after a second date, Theresa is convinced they have nothing in common and sees no point in continuing the relationship. Tony, however, thinks otherwise. What at first seems like persistence on his part grows into obsession. Theresa’s annoyance with Tony turns to terror as he begins to threaten her and those around her. Ultimately, Theresa must fight to save herself from being erased by Tony’s actions—actions that call into question the assumptions at the very heart of romantic pursuit.                                                                            (Dramatic Publishing)

The characters: Casting adult actors able to play the following roles:

  • Theresa Bedell — late 30s — A successful, well-read New York reporter open to the possibility of a relationship.
  • Tony Ross — early 30s — An attractive man who becomes obsessed with Theresa when she rejects his advances after a second date.
  • Howard Siegel — 50s — Theresa’s boss at the magazine where she has worked for 12 years.
  • Mercer Stevens — 30s — Theresa’s co-worker of three months.
  • Harriet — 21 — Theresa’s newly hired research assistant.
  • Detective Madeleine Beck — mid-40s — A plainclothes police officer assigned to Theresa’s case.
  • Les Kennkat — 72 — A well-known filmmaker of low-budget 60s sexploitation movies.

Suitability: “Boy Gets Girl” is a drama recommended for ages 16+.

Information: If you have questions or a conflict on the audition date, please contact director Emily Loberg at (503) 949-7097 or email ealoberg@gmail.com.