The Farnsworth Invention
By Aaron Sorkin
Author of A Few Good Men, The West Wing & HBO's The Newsroom
Director: Robert Pitman
Assistant Director: Missy Sullivan
Producer: Nina Martin
Auditions: Nov. 7, 8, & 9th at 7:00pm at the Little Theatre of Norfolk
Performance dates: Jan. 13 through Feb. 5.
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sundays at 2:30pm.
In 1929 Philo Farnsworth adds pictures to radio with the invention of television. As with most visionaries his path is fraught with set-backs, opposition & competition. Here, the competition is in the form of David Sarnoff, head of RCA.
Adult Content & Language
16 m and 5 f
David Sarnoff - 35-50 Russian decent, intellect. Founder of RCA and narrator of the invention of television from his point of view.
Philo Farnsworth - 25-40 bright from a young age, decent fellow. Narrator of the invention of television from his point of view.
Justin Tolman and others (30-60s) - brilliant teacher. He is the first one Philo Farnswoth show his invention.
Young Philo Farnsworth and others (16-25) young mind that knows the importance of his invention
William Crocker and others (20-60) innovative thinker who gives funds for Philo's actual invention
Sarnoff's father and others (40-70) of Russian descent brings family to America because Czar runs him out out of Russia
Young David Sarnoff and others (16-25) smart, stubborn young man who stands up against authority
Harlan Honn and others (25-40) scientist who works next to and joins Philo's team
Pem’s Father, and others (30-60) - easy going guy who is not fond of Philo but loves and is devoted to his daughter
Watchel, and others (30-60) works for Marconi and partners with Sarnoff to get radio started also tied to RCA
George Everson and others (20-60) innovative thinker who see the importance of funds Philo's invention
Leslie Gorrell, and others (20-60) innovative thinker who see the importance of funds Philo's invention
Atkin and others (20-60) innovative thinker who gives funds for Philo's actual invention
Wilkins and others (20-60) innovative thinker who gives funds for Philo's actual invention
Stan Willis and others (25-40) part of Farnworths team- helps design and invent television
Cliff Gardner and others (25-40) part of Farnworths team- helps design and invent television
Lizette Sarnoff and others (25-45) wife of David Sarnoff, devoted wife, intelligent and shrewd
Betty, and others (20-30) secretary for Sarnoff
Agnes Farnsworth and others (25-35) sister of Philo who helps with the invention
Pem Gardner/Farnsworth, and others (20-35) wife to Philo balances family with her husband's commitment to her work
Mina Edison and others (40-60) widow of Thomas Edison friends to the Farnsworth
For further information please contact Robert Pitman at RAPahoy667@yahoo.com