Auditions Announced for THE CHILDREN at Middletown Lyric Theatre

MLT_logoTHE CHILDREN by Lucy Kirkwood

Directed by To be determined

  • Sun, Nov. 27 from 2-3:30pm
  • Mon & Tue, Nov. 28-29 from 7-8:30pm

Audition Requirements: Cold readings from the script

Please fill out our audition form PRIOR to your audition.

Rehearsals start in late January typically 3 times per week
Please be conflict free for the week of February 20th leading up to the opening on March 3rd

Performance dates: March 3-11

Synopsis: Do baby boomers owe the next generation anything? The children raises a profound question about whether having children sharpens, or diminishes; one’s sense of responsibility. In this, richly suggestive and beautifully written piece we find two retired nuclear scientists isolated in a remote seaside cottage while the world around them crumbles. That is until an old friend arrives with a frightening request.

Casting Requirements: 2 Females, 1 Male – All Ethnicities

Character Descriptions

  • Hazel: – Female, 60-69
    Retired nuclear physicist. Wife of Robin and grandmother to their four grandchildren. Cautious in nature, she practices yoga, rations her diet, and takes great efforts to sustain a healthy body and organized life. Domesticated and determined to maintain a sense of normalcy.
  • Rose – Female, 60-69
    Former colleague of Robin and Hazel. Childless by choice. Powerful and sexual in her prime. Now retired, she is on a mission to take responsibility and clean up after her generation’s actions. Warm, mysterious, and self-assured.
  • Robin: Male, 60-69
    Retired nuclear physicist. Hazel’s husband and father to their four adult children. He exudes charm and friendliness, but there’s an underlying sense of unease.

THE CHILDREN is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection. (

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