HART holds auditions for 'The Heiress'
The Haywood Arts Regional Theatre will hold auditions for its October production of the classic drama “The Heiress” at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, Sept. 8 and 9.
The production is being directed by Frances Davis. The show opens Oct. 25 for a two weekend run. The show has lead roles for adults of various ages.
The play is based on the novel “Washington Square” by Henry Irving and is set in New York in the 1890s. It is the story of a plain middle aged woman destined to inherit a large fortune who is suddenly being courted by a handsome young man who has squandered his personal fortune. The play was turned into a film in the late 1940’s with Olivia de’Haviland and Montgomery Clift.
Actors auditioning as professionals should come with a prepared monologue, head shot, resume. HART defines professional actors as those with professional credits elsewhere, and whose credits include major leading roles, or B.F.A. Theater Students at area Universities.
Actors auditioning as volunteers will be asked to cold read from a provided script. Anyone interested in working backstage on the production is also encouraged to come by during auditions to sign up. Auditions will be held in the Feichter Studio of the HART Theatre, 250 Pigeon St. in Waynesville.