California Theatre of the Performing Arts
Director Jesse Dinkel Theatrical Arts International Foundation and 3 Theatre Group will be holding auditions for Bernard Pomerance’s The Elephant Man on 5/28/2022 10am at the historic California Theatre of the Performing Arts 562 W. 4th Street in San Bernardino Some actors will play multiple parts. The show runs July 15-17 2022 with rehearsals Thursday-Saturday beginning three weeks prior to the show. There is pay.
JOHN MERRICK (age 27): This role has been cast out of London, UK.
FREDERICK TREEVES (mid-late 30’s): A young, ambitious doctor, newly hired at The London Hospital. He discovers, rescues and befriends John Merrick. He is caring and compassionate to his patients, but is also straight-laced and moralistic. This is a major role.
CARR GOMM (40’s-60’s): Administrator of the London Hospital. He is an upstanding representative of the hospital, and assertively enforces discipline among the staff.
MRS. KENDAL (30’s-40’s): An actress. Beautiful, intelligent, sophisticated, compassionate. She becomes Merrick’s friend. A pivotal role in the play.
THE PINHEADS (20’s-50’s): Women with pointed heads who are part of the freak show in Brussels. They have French accents and sing a nonsense song. Actors auditioning for all female parts should be prepared to sing an unaccompanied song of their choice.
BISHOP WALSHAM HOW (50’s-70’s): Merrick’s spiritual advisor. Straight-laced and pious.
ROSS (30’s-60’s): Manager of the elephant man. A carnival barker. Dishonest and exploitative.
SNORK (20’s-60’s): A porter at the London Hospital.
A PORTER (20’s-60’s): Works with Snork.
MISS SANDWICH (20’s-60’s): A nurse who applies for the position of Merrick’s caretaker. Despite her experience with lepers, she runs out, horrified at his appearance.
PRINCESS ALEXANDRA (30’s-70’s)
LORD JOHN (30’s-70’s): They each visit John Merrick and bring him a gift. Befriending him has become fashionable.
BELGIAN POLICEMAN (20’s-60’s)
LONDON POLICEMAN (20’s-60’s)