West Virginia University at Parkersburg
300 Campus Drive Parkersburg WV 26104
Phone: 304-424-8203 | Fax: 304-424-8315
Casting call for WVU Parkersburg Theatre Department's production of "The Fox."
CONTACT: Andrew Clovis, director, 304-424-8295.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Theatre Department at West Virginia University at Parkersburg will hold open auditions for Allan Miller’s adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s novella, "The Fox," on Oct. 1-4.
Auditions will be held between 2 and 4 p.m., Oct. 1; 1 and 3 p.m., Oct. 2; 3 and 7 p.m., Oct. 3, and noon and 4 p.m., Oct. 4, in the College Theatre.
Set in rural England in 1918, "The Fox" tells the story of Nellie March and Jill Banford, who essentially live as a couple while trying to make a living raising livestock on the Old Bailey Farm. Both nearing their thirties, Nellie and Jill have chosen to divorce themselves from society, preferring their own company to that of the local villagers. Believing that his grandfather is still living there, Henry Grenfel, aged 20, returns from WWI to their home. Jill’s naïveté, Nellie's discontent, and Henry’s charm allow him to insinuate himself into the women’s relationship with tragic results.
"The three character play is a fascinating study of the darker facets of what could loosely be called love. 'The Fox' explores themes of dominance, submission, lust, obsession, and violence; the predatory, controlling aspects of fulfillment,” said director Andrew Clovis.
The characters, he notes, are “three-dimensional, complex and neurotic—along the lines of Tennessee Williams or Eugene O’Neill.” The play is for mature audiences.
Those interested in auditioning should make arrangements to read the script before auditioning if possible. Scripts are available in the Theatre Department office, Room 1307. Auditions may also be arranged by appointment by contacting the director at 304 424-8295. Auditions for productions by the WVU Parkersburg Theatre Department are open to students, staff, faculty as well as the community at large.
Performance dates for "The Fox" are Nov. 21 and Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on Nov. 23.