for actors

Proof by David Auburn (featuring Natalie Cowell) directed by Catherine Bertrand. (Season Four)

Proof by David Auburn (featuring Natalie Cowell) directed by Catherine Bertrand. (Season Four)

Audition Announcement


Salem Theatre Company announces auditions for their fourth Main Stage production of Season Eleven, Tom Stoppard’s Heroes adapted from Gérald Sibleyras’ Le Vent des Peupliers.  The production will be directed by Steve Rotolo.

Heroes will have 15 performances in the STC Theater – 90 Lafayette Street in Salem, from March 20 – April 12, Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m.

Gustave, Philippe, and Henri are war heroes plotting an escape. They’ve had enough of the tortures of their confinement: dictatorial captors, untrustworthy fellow prisoners, and far too many birthday parties. Indeed, life in a retired soldiers’ home is almost unbearable! So, while keeping each other company on the back patio, they hatch a plan to escape to Indochina, or at least to a picnic under the poplars on a nearby hill. Winner of London’s prestigious Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, Tom Stoppard’s adaptation of this French play is playful, bawdy, and heartbreakingly funny.

Auditions will be held from 7PM to 9PM on Sunday, January 12 and Tuesday, January 14 at the STC Theater, 90 Lafayette Street in Salem.

Those auditioning are asked to prepare a serio-comic monologue no longer than two- minutes in length and are asked to send their headshot and resume to with their preferred audition hour (7PM or 8PM on Sunday, January 12, or 7PM on Tuesday, January 14).

The cast consists of three male actors able to play 60+ and include Henri, an optimist with a bad leg; Philippe, a pragmatist with a negative streak; and Gustave, an agoraphobic curmudgeon.