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12 Jul, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Directed by Trevor Dhu (The 39 Steps, On Golden Pond, A Love Affair and Westside Story; Nominated in the Finley Awards list for top 5 directors 2013)
Season Dates – Sept 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 @ 8pm. Sept 21 @ 2pm.
Audition dates are July 12th and 19th at 10am.
About the author – Received awards including the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Award, the Writers Guild of America Award and the Peabody Award, all for her work on NYPD Blue. She has won the National Theatre Conference Award (for The Family of Mann), and was awarded the William Inge New Voices Playwriting Award in 2003 for The Bells. In 2010, Rebeck was honoured with the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theatre Award for an American playwright in mid-career.
Spike Heels is often used in master classes for aspiring actors.
SPIKE HEELS – Pygmalion goes awry in this contemporary comedy of manners which explores sexual harassment, misplaced amour, and the possibility of a four sided love triangle. The combatants are a sexy, volatile young woman and three characters- a writer, a lawyer and a fiancée. The setting is Boston, the ending is happy and laughter abounds.
Casting – 2m, 2f
Georgie– Latin American woman who spews forth expletives. Came close to a life of promiscuity as a member of the underclass and has been hired and training as a legal secretary. In love with Andrew and uses sex to get there.
Andrew– Georgie’s scholarly mentor who has saved her from a diversive life, gets her to read Homer and has his best friend hire her. Fights Georgie’s seductive traps.
Edward– a smarmy lawyer, Andrew’s best friend and not shy to sexual attraction with Georgie. Disregards sexual harassment behaviour.
Lydia– Engaged to Andrew, the victim in the relationship or so it seems. A tricky part that has a lot of work between all 3 characters.
All parts are complex, contemporary with intense dialogue.
Contact Trevor on 0409 373 374 or complete the form available from: http://www.meltheco.org.au/auditions/