Auditions


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.

STORY
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

CAST
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