EX-Pats Theatre is looking for daring actors with a willingness to tackle difficult subject matter and challenging text. Mercury Fur takes place in a society torn apart by violence. It examines the lives of a post-nuclear family who are forced to extremes to provide for those they love.
Seeking 7 men and 1 woman.
Elliott: 19 years old (to be played by actor 18-mid-20's) walks with a pronounced limp. Butterfly-Man-in-the-Ice-cream-van. Brother of Darren. In a relationship with Lola.
Darren: 16 years old (to be played by actor 18-mid-20's) Elliott's brother. Not too bright. Well, meaning.
Naz: a young looking 15 year old (to be played by actor 17-mid-20's) Young and alone. Hard working and eager.
Lola: A 19 year old boy in a dress (to be played by actor 18-mid-20's) Naturally very feminine, elegantly so, not camp, or kitsch. Spinx is her brother.
Spinx: 21 years old (to be played by actor 20's) Wearing leather trousers and fur coat. Gold rings on every finger. Leader of the gang. Brother of Lola. In a relationship with the Duchess.
Duchess: 38 years old (to be played by actress 30's-40's) In dark glasses and a tiara. Everything about her seems fragile and damaged. She is blind.
Party Guest: 23 years old (to be played by mid-late 20's) Wealthy man who has paid for an evening of role-play and murder. A sadist.
Party Piece: 10 year old Pakistani boy (To be played by 13-17) The sacrificial lamb of the party. Is dressed up like Elvis in a gold lame suit. All races encouraged to submit.
Rehearsals begin November 25 (with a holiday break from Dec. 23-Jan. 6). Production opens February 14 and runs six weeks.
Material To Prepare:
Please bring headshot and resume. Prepare one contemporary monologue that best showcases storytelling and language. You may be asked to read some text in a British dialect.