Dreamwell Theatre will be holding auditions for ‘The Homecoming’ by Nobel prize winner Harold Pinter at the Coralville Public Library on:

Tuesday, August 7 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM in Meeting Room A
Saturday, August 11 from 10:15 AM – 2:30 PM in Schwab Auditorium
(Callbacks will be held on Saturday from 2:30 – 4:00)

Auditions will consist of cold readings from sides. No dialects please. The production will not use English dialects. There is a copy of the play on reserve at the public library. Excerpts from the script can be found online.

This production is directed by Meg Eginton.

Production dates are Nov. 16/17 and Nov 30/Dec. 1 (note 1 week gap over Thanksgiving)

Please contact the director with audition conflicts or questions at: meginton@gmail.com or 319-519-3848

The Homecoming synopsis:

When Teddy, a professor in an American university, brings his wife Ruth to visit his old home in North London, he finds his lower middle class family still living in the house. In the dysfunctional conflict that follows, it is Ruth who becomes the focus of the family’s struggle for supremacy. The Homecoming was first presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Aldwych Theatre, London, in June 1965. Winner 1967 Tony Award for Best Play. Drama Circle award.

Homecoming Character Breakdown.

No dialects for this production. Inclusive casting.

Max: 68-70: A retired Butcher who drove for his business. Uncomfortable in his body because of his career, and mean in his world view.

Sam: 60-63. A Chauffeur who aspires to greatness and a confirmed bachelor. Max’s younger brother.

Teddy: 42-43: A professor in the US. Jumped class from lower middle to upper middle. Reserved. Brother to Lenny and Joey.

Lenny: 38-41: A sometimes successful pimp. Greasy and a bully.

Joey: Late 20s-early thirties. A laborer and would-be middleweight boxer with a baby face.

Ruth: 34-38: Wife of Teddy and mother of his 3 children. Former “Photographer’s model.” Her mind is a steel trap.