Quark Theatre announces AUDITIONS for our next production, The Nether by Jennifer Haley. Here is the Facebook event info.
Directed by Tony Isbell.
The show will run March 9—March 25 at the Evergreen Theatre.
Rehearsals will begin sometime in the last week of January/first week of February.
AUDITIONS will be at THEATRE MEMPHIS, though this is NOT a TM production.
SUNDAY, December 10 @ 6pm in the Rehearsal Hall
MONDAY, December 11 @ 6pm in the Next Stage
INFO about the play:
THE NETHER received the following awards and nominations:
• Winner, 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
• Nominated, 2015 Olivier Award for Best Play
The story: In a future that may be closer than we think, the Internet we know today has evolved into The Nether, a virtual world where anything is possible. Think along the lines of the Holodeck on Star Trek and you’ll have the idea. As society and planetary resources have continued to fray and diminish, people spend more and more of their lives in The Nether. When horrific crimes are committed there, a young female detective has to find the truth. But in a virtual world where people can change their avatars like a suit of clothes, what is a crime? Is real-world crime prevented by The Nether, or encouraged? A blend of science fiction, true crime drama and personal discovery, The Nether explores the nature of reality when the most important things in your life happen in an artificial world.
Warning: This play suggests, but does not show, gruesome acts of violence. Not suitable for children.
ROLES we will be casting:
SIMS/PAPA: Mid 50s—60s. Successful businessman and creator of the Hideaway, a realm in the Nether where paying customers can fulfill their deepest…and darkest…desires.
MORRIS: Mid 20s-30. A young female detective. She is Sims’ interlocutor, questioning him about his life and The Hideaway.
IRIS: An “inhabitant” of the Hideaway, she is described as a “shining little girl” who seems to be about 10 years old, she is both more and less than she appears. A demanding role for a young actress who can play both a child and, at times, an adult.
WOODNUT: Male, late 20s—mid 30s. Described as “a fresh faced guest”, a customer of the Hideaway, who lives out various fantasies in the Nether.
If you are interested in auditioning and would like to read the script, please send us an email.