Theater auditions: ‘Twelve Angry Men’ at Breakthrough

Here’s an audition notice from Breakthrough Theatre:

The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park will hold auditions for the Reginald Rose drama Twelve Angry Men on:

Saturday, July 30, from 1-4 p.m. AND
Sunday, July 31, from 7-9 p.m.

The play will be directed by Sylvia Vicchiullo.

Needed are 12 men of various ages. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

Characters:

  • Foreman: A small, petty man who is impressed with the authority he has and handles himself quite formally. Not overly bright, but dogged.
  • Juror No. 2: A meek, hesitant man who finds it difficult to maintain any opinions of his own. Easily swayed and usually adopts the opinion of the last person to whom he has spoken.
  • Juror No. 3: A very strong, very forceful, extremely opinionated man within whom can be detected a streak of sadism. He is a humorless man who is intolerant of opinions other than his own and accustomed to forcing his wishes and views upon others.
  • Juror No. 4: Seems to be a man of wealth and position. He is a practiced speaker who presents himself well at all times. He seems to feel a little bit above the rest of the jurors. His only concern is with the facts in this case, and he is appalled at the behavior of the others.
  • Juror No. 5: A naive, very frightened young man who takes his obligations in this case very seriously but, who finds it difficult to speak up when his elders have the floor.
  • Juror No. 6: An honest but dull-witted man who comes upon his decisions slowly and carefully. A man who finds it difficult to create positive opinions, but who must listen to and digest and accept those opinions offered by others which appeal to him most.
  • Juror No. 7: A loud, flashy-handed salesman type who has more important things to do than to sit on a jury. He is quick to show temper, quick to form opinions on things about which he knows nothing. Is a bully and, of course, a coward.
  • Juror No. 8: A quiet, thoughtful, gentle man. A man who sees all sides of every question and constantly seeks the truth. A man of strength tempered with compassion. Above all, he is a man who wants justice to be done and will fight to see that it is.
  • Juror No. 9: A mild gentle old man long since defeated by life and now merely waiting to die. A man who recognizes himself for what he is and mourns the days when it would have been possible to be courageous without shielding himself behind his many years.
  • Juror No. 10 An angry, bitter man. He is man who antagonizes almost at sight. A bigot who places no values on any human life save his own, a man who has been nowhere and is going nowhere and knows it deep within him.
  • Juror No. 11: A refugee from Europe who has come to this country in 1941. A man who speaks with an accent and who is ashamed humble, almost subservient to the last.
  • Juror No. 12: A slick, bright advertising man who thinks of human beings in terms of percentages graphs, and polls and has no real understanding of people. He is a superficial snob, but trying to be a good fellow.

Rehearsal times (subject to change):
August 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 22-26, 29-Sept. 1 from 7-10 p.m.
(Saturdays will be added if needed)

Show dates:
Sept. 2-Sept. 19
Fridays, Saturdays, and Mondays at 8 p.m.
Sundays at 3 p.m.

2 responses to “Theater auditions: ‘Twelve Angry Men’ at Breakthrough

  1. Mick Leclair

    All I can say is God Bless YOU! Thank you for the updates on theatre auditions…. For years I never knew there were theatre auditions in Central Florida!!!