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Auditions Announced for THE BEST MAN at Beechmont Players

BPI_logoBeechmont Players announces auditions for THE BEST MAN by Gore Vidal.

It’s a bruising presidential primary battle, full of dark secrets and blackmail, between a man of principle and a young street fighter, egged on by an incumbent bent on playing king-maker.  Who will come out on top?


  • 2pm on Sunday, July 14
  • 7pm on Monday, July 15

At Cherry Grove United Methodist Church – 1428 Eight Mile Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45255

Five Performances:  October 18-26, 2019 at the Anderson Center Theater

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.


  • Art Hockstader – Former president (70s)
  • William Russell – Presidential candidate, intellectual, former Secretary of State (50s)
  • Alice Russell – Russell’s wife, “Old American Establishment” (late 40s)
  • Joe Cantwell – Presidential candidate, opportunistic (40s)
  • Mabel Cantwell – Cantwell’s Southern Belle wife (late 30s/early 40s)
  • Mrs. Gamadge – Influential columnist (50s-70s)
  • Don Blades – Cantwell’s campaign manager (30s-50s)
  • Dick Jensen – Russell’s campaign manager (30-50s)
  • Sheldon Marcus – Former army comrade of Cantwell, plump, nervous (40s)
    Senator Clyde Carlin – 40s-60s
  • Dr. Artinian – Psychiatrist (40s-60s)
  • Reporters/Delegates/Aides, etc. (M-F, mixed ages)

Email Director Jim Waldfogle at jim.waldfogle@burke.com or Producer Pam Kaesemeyer at pkaesey@gmail.com.

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