About the Show

This series of three one-act plays explores what happens when we try to hide our true desires. While written in the early 20th century, each of these plays explores feelings that are familiar to people today. This production will feature both comedy and drama.

Overtones will be performed as a standalone piece at ICTAFest '23. The festival takes place March 17 and 18 in Oskaloosa. The cast of Overtones should plan to be out of town for this weekend. If you have any conflicts preventing you from traveling, please make note of those on your audition form.

Character Info

Please Note: Casting decisions will be made on acting skills, and the other auditioner's, not age. All are welcome to audition for any role.

The characters in each play are 20 to 40 years old, but anyone 18 and older is welcome to audition. Roles are open to performers of any ethnicity or gender identity, but performers must be comfortable portraying the gender of the character as written.

Moira (f) -
Gives the impression of being a relaxed woman of means. Keeps her real feelings guarded.
Rex (m) - Left Moira for another woman. Stressed about this decision and wants Moira back.

Harriet (f) -
A wealthy Edwardian woman. Outwardly polite. Appears to follow societal conventions.
Hettie (f) - Harriet's inner self. Feels every emotion deeply. Expresses Harriet's rage and jealousy.
Margaret (f) - Harriet's childhood friend. She has fallen on hard times, but doesn't want Harriet to know.
Maggie (f) - Margaret's inner self. Feels the effects of Margaret's poverty. Wants Harriet's upper class life.

Suppressed Desires
Henrietta (f) -
Loves psychoanalysis. Pushy about psychoanalyzing everyone she meets.
Stephen (f) - Henrietta's husband. Skeptical of psychoanalysis.
Mabel (f) - Henrietta's younger sister.