All The King’s Men
January 6th and 7th at 6pm
The play is based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the same name, also written by Robert Penn Warren. It is a highly charged political drama inspired by the political career of Senator Huey Long of Louisiana in the 1930’s.
According to Dramatist Play Service:
“Eliminate the story of Huey Long, which Mr. Warren says is not what he is trying to interpret. He is anatomizing the career with nothing but purity in his heart. Discovering that he is being used by a cynical machine, [Willie] adopts their methods, and presently, he is in control of the state. By resorting to corrupt methods he accomplishes things for the people that were only abstract ideals when he was campaigning honestly. As a portrait of politics, this is effective and provocative.”
This version of the widely known work, which, as a novel, was the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, had a highly successful Off-Broadway run during the 1959 season. “Willie in all his personal relationships is a fascinating man and often a winning man, too…What is right and what is wrong? Mr. Warren makes a stimulating inquiry into that troublesome question.” —NY Times. “ALL THE KING’S MEN went off with a roofshaking bang…This is the most engrossing drama seen off Broadway in months.” —NY World Telegram & Sun. “This drama by Robert Penn Warren is a blockbuster. It is a major Off-Broadway event…A subtle and rich study of man in society.” —Cue Magazine.
There will be cold readings from the script. Anyone auditioning can perform a monologue, but it is not required.
The dates of production are March 8th and 9th, 15th and 16th at 7:30 pm, and March 17th at 2:30.
The roles in order of appearance:
The Professor – male or female 40’s-70’s
Tiny Duffy – male 30’s – 50’s
William Larsen – male 40’s – 60’s
Jack Burden – male 20’s – 30’s
Anne Stanton – female 20’s – 30’s
Lucy Stark – female 40’s – 50’s
Dr. Adam Stanton – male late 20’s – 30’s
Judge Irwin – male 50’s – 70’s
Sugar Boy – male – 20’s – 40’s
Sadie Burke – female 20’s – 30’s
Willie Stark – male 40’s – 50’s
Mother of Jack Burden’s – female 40’s – 70’s
Frey – male 40’s – 60’s
Slade – male or female 30’s – 70’s
There are also a number of small speaking roles in crowd scenes. In addition to speaking roles, we will need many people of all ages for crowd scenes. Anyone interested in being an extra can email us with the subject “extra for King’s Men.” We will only need extras to attend the final week of rehearsal and the two weekends of production. Any other questions may also be sent to us via email at email@example.com