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Auditions for a Staged Reading: Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy

Twilight Theater Company
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Twilight Theater Company presents Community Theater Heroes' presentation of:

(Staged Reading)
By Douglas Adams
Directed by Christopher Murphy

Twilight Theater Company
7515 N Brandon Ave
Portland, OR 97217

April 15 1pm - 5pm

There are no timeslots available. Please come as close to the start time as possible and be prepared to stay the entire time if necessary.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Resumes and headshots are preferred, but not mandatory.

May 25

Actors are not required to memorize their parts and only required to come to a few rehearsals.

Casting 8 Actors (Male/Female). 4 Actors will be playing multiple roles.

Arthur Dent: Male (20s-40s) A british earthman out of his element. He wakes up one morning to find out that the Earth is about to be demolished.

Ford Prefect: Male (20s-50s) A humanoid alien and adventurer/writer for the “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”. He rescues Arthur right before Earth is demolished to make an interstellar highway.

Zaphod Beeblebrox: Male (20s-30s) The President of the Galaxy and a fugitive. Roguish, dimwitted, charming, and a bit of a criminal. Think Hon Solo meets Bill Clinton.

Trillion: Female (20s-30s) She is Arthur’s love interest. Arthur went on a date with her before the Earth was demolished, but he totally blew it. She meets Zaphod who whisks her off away on a his spaceship. She is independent, strong, quirky, and the brains of the operation.

The Narrator: Male/Female (Any Age) The narrator… narrates the story… go figure.

Marvin the Clinically Depressed Robot: Male/Female (Any Age) Marvin works on Zaphod’s spaceship “The Heart of Gold”. He hates everyone and everything.

Slartibartfast: Male (30s-60s) He is as confusing and mysterious as his name is hard to pronounce. He is a humanoid alien who was one of the original architects of the planet earth.

Misc. Other Characters: Male/Female (20s-60s) Aliens, a confused Sperm Whale, an annoyingly chipper/positive talking computer, evil mice, and more…

When appropriate, we will be flexible in our casting choices with regards to age and gender identity.

Earthman Arthur Dent is having a very bad day. His house is about to be bulldozed, he discovers that his best friend is an alien and to top things off, Planet Earth is about to be demolished to make way for a hyperspace bypass. Arthur's only chance for survival: hitch a ride on a passing spacecraft. For the novice space traveler, the greatest adventure in the universe begins when the world ends. Arthur sets out on a journey in which he finds that nothing is as it seems: he learns that a towel is just the most useful thing in the universe, finds the meaning of life, and discovers that everything he needs to know can be found in one book: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

For more information please email communitytheaterheroes@gmail.com

Twilight Theater Company is a nonprofit company, and regrets there is no pay available for this production.