HPU’s Paul and Vi Loo Theatre
The Good Doctor
By Neil Simon
Directed by Joyce Maltby
Auditions: Sept 7th -9th
Production: November 2 - December 2, 2012
Hawaii Pacific University’s Paul and Vi Loo Theatre is pleased to announce the cast and production team of “The Good Doctor” by Neil Simon. Broadway mainstay Neil Simon takes us on a Chekhovian journey through the mind of the storyteller. Simon conjures
a Narrator to guide us thru a series of sketches that explore the human condition. Heart warming and infectiously
humorous, these stories range from seduction to dentistry, from prostitution to auditions and everything in between.
As Simon tells us, this is “not the Chekhov of The Sea Gull and The Three Sisters, but the young man who wrote
humorous articles for the newspapers to pay his way through medical school.”
Auditions will be held:
Friday, September 7 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 8 at Noon
Sunday, September 9 at Noon
Performances run Thursdays thru Sundays, November 2nd thru December 2nd, 2012.
ROLES IN THE PRODUCTION
(Organized by Sketch Name)
The Writer – Narrator, modeled after Chekhov
The Sneeze – Clerk and his Wife, General and his Wife
The Governess – Mistress, Governess
Surgery – Dentist/Narrator & His Patient
Too Late for Happiness – Older Woman & Older Man
The Seduction – Seducer/Narrator, Bride, Husband
The Drowned Man – Narrator, Sailor, Policeman
The Audition – Voice/Narrator, Girl
A Defenseless Creature – Bank Official, Assistant, Woman
The Arrangement – Narrator, Boy (19), Father, Girl
A Quiet War – Narrator, Army Officer, Naval Officer
These roles can be played by a cast of 5 to 13 actors. The age range of the roles is from young to old. (There are no children’s roles). The stories, adapted for the stage, are filled with dry humor, surprise endings, and clever common people in confrontations with “superiors,” ending in absurdities. “The Writer,” obviously Chekhov, who himself was a “good doctor,” acts as narrator and serves to connect the various scenes.
Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Scripts will be available for perusal on the premises at the windward and downtown campus libraries. It is highly recommended that you be familiar with the script before coming to auditions, although not mandatory. Rehearsals are scheduled for Monday through Friday evenings from 6:30 or 7 p.m. until 9:30 or 10 p.m. and some weekend days as needed.
Auditions, rehearsals and performances are held in HPU’s windward campus Paul and Vi Loo Theatre:
45-045 Kamehameha Highway, Kane‘ohe (just off the Pali Highway)
For more information call Joyce Maltby: 254-0853; 391-2000 or Janine Myers: 386-4753