Audition alert: Quill Theatre’s ‘Assassins,’ looking to fill roles
Roles to be Cast
Leon Czogolsz – Male (baritone) Assassinated President William McKinley September 6, 1901. A scruffy, sullen laborer in his late twenties. Polish accent.
John Hinckley – Male (tenor) Attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan March 30, 1981. A soft, plump twenty-one- year-old.
Charles Guiteau – Male (tenor) Assassinated President James Garfield July 2, 1881. Early forties, quick, furtive, seedy, but dapper.
Giuseppe Zangara – Male (tenor) Attempted to assassinate President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt February 15, 1933. A tiny, angry man in his early thirties, in a perpetual state of stomach pain. Italian accent.
Samuel Byck – Male (baritone) Attempted to assassinate President Richard M. Nixon February 22, 1974. A fattish, greasy man in a sweat-marked Santa Claus suit. Mid-forties.
Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme – Female (soprano) Attempted to assassinate President Gerald Ford September 5, 1975. A small, intense girl, associated with Charles Manson. Late twenties.
Sara Jane Moore – Female (alto) Attempted to assassinate President Gerald Ford September 22, 1975. A bright-eyed, heavy-set middle-aged woman.
John Wilkes Booth – Male (tenor) Assassinated President Abraham Lincoln April 14, 1865. Handsome and thoughtful, attractive and charismatic. Late twenties.
Lee Harvey Oswald – Male (baritone) Assassinated President John F. Kennedy November 22, 1963. Sad and sensitive, confused and intense. Mid-twenties.
The Balladeer – Male or Female (tenor/soprano) A narrator character who also acts as an inciter of action and plays multiple roles in the play.
Emma Goldman, a shooting-gallery Proprietor, David Herrold, a Bartender, nine-year- old Billy Moore, James Garfield, Gerald Ford, Reporters, Photographers, Tourists, Bystanders, etc.
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