AUDITIONS for “GAME OF MOBILE HOMES” at THE PUBLIC HOUSE THEATRE
In 2014, The Public House Theatre debuted its hit satire, “Game of Mobile Homes,” to sold-out audiences. Tornado Season is coming back! TPHT is seeking actors of ALL TYPES (21+) for the remount of “Game of Mobile Homes!” (Knowledge of Season One of Game of Thrones is helpful, but not essential.)
After extracting himself from the Redneck Mafia, Eddie Stark is trying to live peacefully with his wife and their six children (and a Bastard). When the King of the Mountain, Bob Baratheon, pays the Starks an unexpected visit and asks Eddie for a favor, Eddie finds himself thrust back into a whirlwind of backhanded politics, alarmingly destructive teenagers, face-to-face once more with the wiley, incestuous Clannisters. Meanwhile, the exiled Dani Taragon fights for revenge with the terrifying drug-lord Karl Drogos and his gang of Mustang-driving thugs behind her. But all of them share one fear: Tornado Season is Coming.
“Game of Mobile Homes” is a send-up of Season One of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” pairing the legendary feuds of Appalachia with the bloody family politics of George R. R. Martin’s Westeros.
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
April 21st-May 27th, 2017
Thursday, March 16th: 6-9pm
Saturday, March 18th: 2-5pm
The Public House Theatre
3914 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60613
To schedule an appointment to audition, please send both your headshot and resume to Casting@ThePubTheater.com, with the subject: “GOMH Auditions.” Please make sure you’re available for the callbacks. Submissions without both a headshot and resume will not be considered.
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ABOUT THE SHOW
Writer/Director Byron Hatfield (“Bye Bye Liver”; “Stormtrooper Stories”) is no stranger to feuding families. The Tennessee native is a direct descendant of Devil Anse Hatfield, who was central to the Hatfield/McCoy battle, the remnants of which can still be felt around Appalachia.
Hatfield has been a long-time fan of Game of Thrones, saying “I’m even one of those annoying people who has read the books.”
As for the inspiration for this particular show: “I was buying furniture with my wife, and we joked that ‘A Hatfield never pays their debts’ (a play on the Lannister family moto, for those who aren’t as familiar with the series). “We started riffing on the joke, and discovered that, while GOT is primarily focused on Royalty, there’s not much of a departure from redneck stereotypes. Blood Feuds, incest, property battles- it’s all there.”
Hatfield joined with wife, Sasha Hatfield and collaborator, Pat Zielinski, to create the storyline, with distinctive costumes by Jennifer Zielinski. The four exhausted the first season and first book, joking, sketching and storyboarding until the relationships and arcs were created.
The cast of 9 plays many roles between them. The most beloved and detested characters are interpreted with subtle winks and nods to the audience. They maintain their respective intelligence. The trope of Southern under-education is not in play. “Cersei and Tyrion are still just as clever as you’d want them to be. Sansa and Joffrey- well, they’re special.”
The show enjoyed a sold-out run in 2014, gaining wide acclaim for transcending the barrier between satire and independent play.
ABOUT THE PUBLIC HOUSE THEATRE
The friendliest theatre in Chicago invites you to enjoy a show or two that “puts the efforts of Saturday Night Live to shame (Chicago SunTimes),” where “The modus operandi seems to be coming up with the sort of ideas that seem brilliant when you’re smashed at 2 a.m. and then…actually making them work. (The Examiner)” If you’re thirsty, take advantage of the excellent drink deals at the full bar, especially if you’re a fine whiskey or craft beer lover. With any show on any night of the week, it’s “impossible to not have a good time (TimeOut Chicago).”