EPT10 Grand Final: Casting open for new production of "The Final Table"

Following on from the filming of Bluff, starring Fatima Moreira de Melo and Theo Jorgensen earlier this week, auditions are now open for the following roles in a new production of:


To be staged this coming Friday in the Salles des Etoiles theatre

By the acclaimed director Thomas Lamatsch

From the original 650 applicants has been produced a short list of 21. The following roles are to be filled ahead of Saturday.

"The Hero"

This part requires a player of charisma and proven talent, able to slice through the field on their way to a convincing "feel good" win. They must be prepared for publicity, and at the very least, agree to be interviewed when the curtain finally comes down. Producers would like to call back Steven Silverman, a master of his art, and David Yan for this role. We understand Mssrs D. Williams and the great character actor V. Wahlbeck are now otherwise engaged.


"He lives the part": David Yan

"The Villain"

In the absence of any actual villains, these are to be selected by virtue of having an accent and a foreign sounding name. They will prove dangerous at the final table, able to dent the hopes of heroes everywhere, delighting their home nation, throwing out the script to win it all. Current favourites for the part include Miroslav Alilovic, Eros Nastasi, and Nikita Nikolaev, part of a visiting ensemble.


Eros Nastasi

"The overachiever"

The part of the "happy to be here" player, spinning up next to nothing into a six figure cash, has been filled by practitioner of "the method" Sebastian Bendthauer. Applications now closed.

"The Spoiler"

The part requires a player with spontaneity, able to surprise everyone with their previously under reported skill at the table, ready to make an immediate name for themselves. Hot favourites include Jack Salter, known for his great improvisational talent, and still here after almost taking up a position in the fringe production of "The Rail" earlier today, and also newcomer Scott Clements. Mark Teltscher, who played the same role in London's West End eight years ago, is thought also to be interested in reprising his role in Monaco.


Well known for his improvisational skills: Jack Salter

Other parts up for grabs include selected cameo appearances, with applications from those with short stacks accepted on Friday morning. Also "extras", who will have inadvertently escaped notice up to now and breeze their way through to the final table.

The coveted role of "Fifth Place Finisher" also remains vacant.

Dress rehearsal on Thursday.

All the hand-by-hand action, including chip counts, will be in the panel at the top of the main event page. We will have feature pieces below that.

Stephen Bartley is a PokerStars Blog reporter.