Slaughterhouse-Five

AUDITION NOTICE

When?

February 19th 2pm-4pm

Where?

RKF Studios

2446 Lake Avenue; Fort Wayne, IN 46805

About the Show

Based on Kurt Vonnegut's classic novel, Slaughterhouse-Five introduces us to Billy Pilgrim, a man who becomes "unstuck in time" after he is abducted by aliens. In a plot-scrambling display of virtuosity, we follow Pilgrim simultaneously through all the phases of his life. Concentrating on his (and Vonnegut's) shattering experience as an American prisoner of war who witnesses the firebombing of Dresden, this satirical and horrifying anti-war story carries a unique poignancy -- and humor.

Characters- Many of the characters can be played by the same person.

Man- (Male 40+) Our show’s narrator. He guides us through the story of Billy Pilgrim as he floats through time.

Adult Billy- (Male 40-60) Our protagonist. Billy is lost in time. A little cooky, confused, yet determined to tell the world of his experiences.

Wartime Billy- (Male 18-29) This version of Billy is set in WW2 Germany. Naïve, thoughtful, and, fearful.

Child Billy- (Male 7-14) This version of Billy is fearful and kind.

Roland Weary (Male 18-35)- Stuck behind enemy lines in WW2 with Billy. Roland is violent, rash, and impatient.

Lazarro (Male 18-35-) Lazzaro is a vengeful ex-car thief whom Vonnegut characterizes as akin to a rabid dog. Antagonist to wartime Billy.

Wild Bob (Male 30-50)- Crazy soldier in WW2

Tralfamadorian (Any Gender, 18+)- The alien who kidnaps Billy and causes him to become unstuck in time. The Tralfamadorian is never seen, only heard.

Colonel Chetwydne (Male 35+)- A respectful leader to Billy.

Rosewater (Male 25+)- Shares a room with Billy in the psychiatric hospital where he introduces Billy to the works of Kilgore Trout.

Edgar Derby (Male 30+)- A high school teacher who is one of the POWs in Billy’s group. Derby is the oldest of the POWs and he assumes responsibility for their well-being.

Valencia Pilgrim (Female 25+)- Billy’s overweight, unattractive wife who loves him dearly. Kindhearted, charming, sympathetic.

Barbara Pilgrim (Female 18-30)- Billy and Valencia’s daughter. Caretaker of Billy who is frustrated with her father and his exploits.

Montana (Female 18+)- A pornographic movie starlet kidnapped at age twenty by the Tralfamadorians to be Billy’s mate. She and Billy learn to trust each other, and they have a child while on display in the zoo.

Bertram Rumfoord (Male 50+)- An extremely virile and outgoing septuagenarian who shares a hospital room with old Billy.

Lily Rumfoord (Female 18+)- Bertrum’s much younger wife (also very dim).

Other Ensemble Roles

Mother, Father, Grandmother, Radio Host, Hobo Soldier, American Soldiers, German Soldiers, Quartet, Optometrists, German Men and Women, Dotty, Scout, Addams, Fritz.

Performances

April 15 @ 7pm

April 16 @ 7pm

April 22 @ 7pm

April 23 @ 7pm

April 24 @ 2pm

Rehearsal Schedule will be given at auditions.