Auditions for Iowa City Community Theatres production Of Mice and Men
Directed by Kehry Anson Lane
WHAT DO I PREPARE?
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Prepared monologues less than a minute in length are welcome, but not required. Please bring with you any possible conflicts with rehearsals (beginning November 10th) and performances (January 24-26 and January 31 February 2, 2014).
ABOUT THE PLAY
Two drifters, George and his friend Lennie, with delusions of living off the fat of the land, have just arrived at a ranch to work for enough money to buy their own place. Lennie is a man-child, a little boy in the body of a dangerously powerful man. Its Lennies obsessions with things soft and cuddly, that have made George cautious about who associates with the gentle giant. His promise to allow Lennie to tend to the rabbits on their future land keeps Lennie calm, amidst distractions, as the overgrown child needs constant reassurance. But when a ranch boss promiscuous wife is found dead in the barn with a broken neck, its obvious that Lennie, albeit accidentally, killed her. George, now worried about his own safety, knows exactly where Lennie has gone to hide, and he meets him there. Realizing they cant run away anymore, George is faced with a moral question: how should he deal with Lennie before the ranchers find him and take matters into their own hands.
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