Siblings Vanya and Sonia gave up their chances to have a normal life in order to care for their elderly parents while their older sister, Masha, became a glamorous movie star. Their quiet lifestyle is interrupted when Masha comes home for the weekend with her hunky new boyfriend and turns their world upside down with a startling piece of news.
Make plans now to join in on the fun by attending auditions for:
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
When: January 28, 2017
Where: Looking Glass Playhouse
Time: 1 P.M.
Production Dates: March 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, & 19, 2017
Auditions will consist of a cold reading of the script.
For more information, please contact the director.
Sonia and Masha – 40-60s
Nina – 18-late 20s
Cassandra – 18+
Vanya – 40s-60s
Spike – 18 to early 30s*
*Due to the fact that the character spends large portions of the show in his underwear, no one under the age of 18 will be allowed to audition for the role of Spike.*
Vanya- (40-60s) Brother to Sonia and Masha. Vanya has spent his entire adult life at home taking care of his aging parents. He is mostly at peace with the way his life has turned out, but is bothered by how modern society has become so dependent on convenience, which is shown in his play and outburst in Act Two. He is very easygoing and does his best to appease both his sisters and often gets caught in between them.
Sonia (40-60’s)- Vanya and Masha’s younger adopted sister. Sonia has spent her adult life caring for her aging parents and forgot to have a life of her own in the meantime. She is deeply unhappy and upset about this fact. She is very insecure about herself, especially when she compares herself to Masha. She is very hotheaded and prone to outbursts when she thinks she is being mistreated or that her life is unfair. During the play, she comes into her own and figures out how to shine apart from Masha. Must be able to do a passable Maggie Smith impression.
Masha (40-60’s)- Oldest of the three siblings. She is a C-list movie star that starred in an action franchise called “Sexy Killler” that has made her rich and famous. She is VERY glamorous and used to hogging the spotlight from everyone and getting her own way. Despite her success, she is somewhat vulnerable about the fact that she was never a “serious” stage actress. Because of her relationship with Spike, actress must be comfortable with physical intimacy (TBD after casting).
Spike (18-early 30’s)- Masha’s much younger, aspiring actor boyfriend that she has been dating for three months. He is VERY comfortable with his body and likes to show it off to others. He is a typical millennial and while generally a nice guy, he can be a little bit of a bro at times. Although he is genuinely attracted to Masha, his eye likes to wander and he often teases her by flirting with Nina and Vanya . Because of his relationship with Masha, actor must be comfortable with physical intimacy (TBD after casting) and must be at least 18 in order to audition. Must be willing to walk around in some form of underwear.
Nina (18-late 20’s)- Niece of Vanya and Sonia’s neighbors. Nina is an aspiring actress and is a huge fan of Masha. She is very innocent and naïve and thinks everything is sunshine and rainbows and has no clue about the harsh realities of life. She is very well read in classic literature, but has strangely never seen Snow White. She forms a deep friendship with Vanya and performs his play for everyone in Act Two.
Cassandra (Any age)- Vanya and Sonia’s cleaning lady. Like her Greek mythology namesake, Cassandra is psychic and makes predictions about the lives of the other characters. Her predictions are mostly right, if not always coherent or on topic. She practices voodoo and may or may not actually ever clean.