Directed by playwright Dick Reichman
Where: Downtown Partnership offices, 333 West 4th Avenue, #317
When: Saturday, July 16 at 2 pm
Callbacks: Sunday, July 17 at 6 pm.
There will be some slots available on Sunday for those who are unable to audition on Saturday.
Plays: September 8th through October 9th
Rehearsal: Begin ASAP, accommodating the schedules of those cast.
This two-character play is an imaginary meeting between two iconic former governors of Alaska during the important formative years following statehood: Jay Hammond and Walter Hickel. Both men were about 70 at the time. You do not need to resemble them physically to capture their flavors and spirits.
An ex-boxer; assertive, intense, hard-working poor boy turned rich in the rough-and-tumble Anchorage construction business. He entered politics as a booster for economic development for the benefit of people, not government or corporations. He was adventurous, unpredictable, proud to go his own way and boasted he never did what he was told. He had a big heart and a big ego. He was famous for his genuine idealism as well as his screaming hot temper.
A commercial fisherman from the Alaska Bush, a relaxed outdoorsy-type with a booming voice, charisma and lots of stories to tell. He cut his own wood and flew his own plane despite the fact he was college-educated and spent most of his life in town. He was courteous, smart, generous, humorous, scrupulously honest and self-effacing. He professed to hate politics, never to give it a thought, nonetheless he performed it quietly and very effectively in the background.