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The Clean House

Auditions for The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl will be held at the Steel Beam Theatre, 111 W Main Street, St. Charles IL on Monday December 7th and Tuesday December 8th from 7:00p.m.-9:00p.m.  The Clean House is a very funny play about class, comedy and the true nature of love. Put together in one house a Brazilian housekeeper who aspires to be a comic, an eccentric sister who loves to clean, two doctors, one mistress and a couple who literally died laughing. Performances run Feb. 26- Mar. 20, 2016.  There is pay.  Auditions are being held for the roles of:

  • Lane, a doctor, a woman in her early fifties. She wears white.
  • Matilde, Lane’s cleaning lady, a woman in her late twenties. She wears black.  She is Brazilian. She has a refined sense of deadpan.
  • Virginia, Lane’s sister, a woman in her late fifties.
  • Charles, Lane’s husband, a man in his fifties. A compassionate surgeon. He is child like underneath his white coat. In the first Act, Charles plays Matilde’s father.
  • Ana, a woman who is older than Lane*. She is Argentinean. She is impossibly charismatic. In the first Act she plays Matilde’s mother.

Actors are asked to prepare a one to two minute monologue and to read selected sides from the play. Sides will be sent upon request by e-mailing the director Marge Uhlarik-Boller at muhlarikboller@gmail.com. Please put The Clean House in the subject line.

No appointment is necessary.  Actors are generally seen within 30 minutes of their arrival at the theatre. Visit the website for more information at www.steelbeamtheatre.com or call 630.587.8521.

The Hobbit

Steel Beam Theatre, 111 W. main St. in downtown St. Charles, announces auditions for The Hobbit  (non-musical) on Wednesday, December 9 from 6 pm. - 8 p.m.  Children ages 8-16 are invited to audition for Director, Lori Holm. This will be performed as a strong ensemble and provides challenge for multi-character roles.

It's unusual for a modern work to become a classic so quickly, but Tolkien's "ring" stories, which began with TheHobbit, clearly are in this very special category. They stir the imagination and intellect of everyone they touch. Bilbo, one of the most conservative of all Hobbits, is asked to leave his large, roomy and very dry home in the ground in order to set off an an adventure as chief robber in an attempt to recover an important treasure from the clutches of a Dragon. It's the last thing that any sensitive Hobbit would want to do, but great benefit eventually results—not only for Bilbo but for all of the Hobbits who inhabit Middle Earth!!

Readings will be from the script, and simple movement exercises will be a part of the audition process. Tuition if cast is $295 with scholarships available to families in need. Tuition includes script, costume, professional direction, t-shirt and 2 complimentary tickets.

Rehearsals will be held on Mondays 7-8:30 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. - noon beginning January 9, 2016. The Hobbitopens February 13  with Friday performances at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 10:30 am and 1pm, Sundays at 1 pm, for a total of 7 performances.  

Please visit www.SteelBeamTheatre.com for more information about the show, and IF you are interested but cannot attend the audition date please phone Lori Holm at 630-887-7269