Auditions for Pendragon Theatre’s 2014 summer season

SARANAC LAKE – Pendragon Theatre will host auditions for its summer 2014 season Jan. 4-5.

Actors may audition for more than one play and will be asked to read scenes from the plays. Sides and a breakdown of the roles will be available at the theatre after Dec. 25.

Call backs, if needed, will be held on the evening of Jan. 5.

“Harvey,” written by Mary Chase and directed by Jordan Hornstein, is the comedic tale of Elwood and his imaginary friend Harvey, the giant rabbit. At first, Elwood’s family and friends think that he has gone crazy, but soon chaos ensues, and the family, (and the audience!), is left not knowing what to believe! Auditions will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan 4. (rehearsals/performances July to mid August.)

“Red,” written by John Logan and directed by Kim Bouchard, is an account of the famous abstract artist Mark Rothko and his assistant Ken. Rothko teaches Ken much about art and being an artist in contemporary society in his own quirky and somewhat harsh way. Auditions will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Jan 4. (rehearsals/performances May 18 to mid July)

“Man of La Mancha,” written by Dale Wasserman, with lyrics by Joe Darion, music by Mitch Leigh and directed by Executive Artistic Director Karen Lordi-Kirkham, a play within a play which tells the tale of Don Quixote through Cervantes and other prisoners awaiting a hearing during the Spanish Inquisition. The original 1965 production won 5 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Auditions will be held from5 to 7 p.m. on Jan. 4. Actors should come ready to sing a prepared song. Please bring sheet music. (rehearsals/performances June 8-beginning of August.)

“The Little Prince,” directed by Matt Sorensen, is the story of a young boy’s visit to the planet Earth. He comes upon a stranded aviator, and befriends him by telling stories of his escapades on other planets, ultimately bringing out the child in him. Adapted by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar from Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s novella, “The Little Prince” is the most read and most translated French book. Auditions will be held from 12 to 2 p.m. on Jan. 5. (rehearsals begin early April and performances play through the summer.)

“Death of a Salesman,” directed by Bonnie B. Brewer, is a classic piece of American drama by Arthur Miller which follows the story of a businessman named Willy Loman. “Death of a Salesman” won the 1949 Pulitzer Prize as well as a Tony Award for Best Play. Auditions will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Jan. 5. (Opens in late August and tours through December to regional schools)

For more information, call 518-891-1854 or email

Pendragon Theatre is located at 15 Brandy Brook Ave. Saranac Lake, NY 12983.

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