Ant & Elephant present this never-ending tale of the desperation of todays actors.
Lauren (Katherine Kitsis) has dreams of becoming a great actress. Upon meeting Stella (Naomi Martin), a sociopathic director, at a highly unconventional audition, she is tested on just how far she will go to make her dreams come true.
The Audition fails to deliver on nearly every level. The script is trite and drags on for what feels like ages. The exercises assigned by Stella (describing a painful childhood molestation and taking heroine to name a few) quickly go from tragic to ridiculous. Kitsis Lauren has so many over-the-top nervous breakdowns that I kept finding myself wishing they would just hurry up and kill her off. The only redeeming qualities were Martins convincing portrayal of the evil Stella and the musical accompaniment by equally talented cellist, Robert Baldock. Unfortunately, it wasnt enough to make the show tolerable.