Auditions slated for 'Infinity's House'


Open auditions for the SUNY Oswego theatre department’s production of “Infinity’s House” are scheduled for 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Sept. 2 and 3, in Tyler Hall’s lab theatre.

Paul Savas, visiting assistant professor of acting at SUNY Oswego, will direct the production, which will open Oct. 7 with dates through Oct. 17 in Tyler Hall’s Waterman Theatre.

Members of the community interested in auditioning are asked to sign up for a five-minute time slot in the theatre department office, Room 105 of Tyler Hall. A copy of the script for “Infinity’s House” can be found in the theatre department office.
Actors are asked to prepare a two-minute contemporary dialogue. Callbacks, if needed, will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, in the lab theatre.

Savas plans to cast a company of approximately 25 actors to bring to life the 33 characters in the play and is looking for three women, 21 men and one 9-year-old boy. Character breakdowns, a synopsis and preliminary design work can be seen through the director’s Web site at http://www.oswego.edu/~psavas.

“Infinity’s House” was written by Ellen McLaughlin—who, in addition to being a noted contemporary playwright, is also known for her role as the Angel in Tony Kushner’s Tony- and Pulitzer-winning play “Angels in America.” McLaughlin appeared in its earliest workshops through to its Broadway run and original cast tours.

“Infinity’s House” explores intersections of American history starting with emotion and intellect colliding as J. Robert Oppenheimer and his associates debate morality and science on the eve of the first atomic bomb test. Time and events meld as settlers lost in the desert of New Mexico struggle with love, friendship and survival; Irish, American and Chinese railroad workers at Promontory Point, Utah, complete their work and look to the next unknown; and a Southwest Indian Shaman who has lost his magic haunts the action.

The design team includes Kitty Macey, costume design; Joe Rial, set and light design; Johan Godwaldt, technical director; and Michael DeAlmeida, sound design.

For more information on the auditions, call the SUNY Oswego theatre department at 312-2140.

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(Posted: Aug 25, 2004)

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