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Based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy, as well as being made into a film starring Samuel L. Jackson and Tommy Lee Jones, THE SUNSET LIMITED takes place entirely in the subway tenement apartment of the ex-con, Black, who has forcibly prevented the college professor, White, from casting himself in the path of an on-rushing subway train. Over the course of several hours, while the subway trains rumble ominously, Black keeps White a virtual prisoner in his apartment while he probes the roots of White’s suicidal depression and tries to convince him that life is worth living.
Character Breakdown / Project Needs
Middle-aged, African-American male. Black is no stranger to the violence of human nature. He has been convicted of murder and was nearly murdered himself in a knife fight in prison. But lying near death, he heard God speak to him in a vision and he has lived the rest of his life in service to the thieves and junkies of his nether world; hoping to hear the voice of God again. Black's garrulous good nature dominates the first movement of the plot, making a plausible and attractive case for his neo-Christian optimism. Black is patient, resourceful and persistent in the face of White’s flat, sometimes rude, sometimes jousting rejections of his point of view and White’s repetitions of his desire to leave—to ride the Sunset Limited.
Callbacks or second audition/interview?
Please be prepared to present a monologue of your choice, as well as to read sides from the script.
TBD- please contact us for further information.
The Sunset Limited added June 21, 2017, 12:59 pm
|This listing will be deleted on: Friday, September 1, 2017|