|Auditions Tuesday December 16th, 6pm - 10pm|
Dead Mans Cell Phone
March 13th – April 19th
Friday & Saturday at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Brian Johnson
An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man—with a lot of loose ends. So begins Dead Man's Cell Phone, a wildly imaginative new comedy by MacArthur "Genius" Grant recipient and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Sarah Ruhl, author of The Clean House and Eurydice. A work about how we memorialize the dead—and how that remembering changes us—it is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world.
Jean – 20s to 30s. Pretty in a quiet way. Awkward, nervous, but longs to connect with people. Good-hearted, imaginative and knows how to spin a tale when needed. Becomes more self-assured as the play progresses.
Gordon – 30s to early 40s. Dead. Mysterious. People love him even though they don’t know quite why. Knows what he wants and expects to get it. Has a wonderful (and lengthy) monologue at beginning of Act II.
Mrs. Gottlieb – 50s to 70s. Gordon’s mother. Holds herself in high esteem. Can be brash, cruel, outspoken. Can also be exceedingly well mannered. A bit overly dramatic at times.
Hermia – 30s to 40s. Gordon’s widow. A former star of the Ice Follies. Uptight, nervous, straight-laced—until she has a few drinks in her. Lonely.
Dwight – 30s to 40s. Gordon’s brother. Works in a stationery store. Hiding in the shadows of his older brother. Quiet, passionate, sensitive, caring. Knows how to listen.
The Other Woman – 20s to 40s. Mysterious, dominating, vain, direct, and sophisticated. A true femme fatale straight out of a B movie. Requires two different accents: one an unidentifiable worldly accent and the other optimally an Eastern European accent.
|Auditions Saturday January 24th 10am - 1pm|
The Book of Liz
March 21st – April 18th
Saturdays & Sundays at 5pm
Written by Amy and David Sedaris
Directed by Christopher Spencer
Sister Elizabeth Donderstock is Squeamish, has been her whole life. She makes cheese balls (traditional and smoky) that sustain the existence of her entire religious community, Clusterhaven. However, she feels unappreciated among her Squeamish brethren, and she decides to try her luck in the outside world. Along the way, she meets a Cockney-speaking Ukrainian immigrant couple who find her a job waiting tables at Plymouth Crock, a family restaurant run almost entirely by recovering alcoholics. The alcoholics love her. The customers love her. Her Danderfrock fits right in. Things are going great for Liz, until she's offered a promotion to manager. Unfortunately, Liz has a sweating problem, and to get the job, she'll have to fix it. Meanwhile, back at Clusterhaven, Liz's compatriots just can't seem to duplicate her cheese ball recipe, and it's going to cost them their quaint, cloistered lifestyle. They are panic-stricken and desperate, and sure she sabotaged the recipe. Does Liz go through with the operation? Can the Squeamish be saved? Will the cheese balls ever taste good again? The answers to these and so many other questions can be found in the new comedy from the Talent Family, David and Amy Sedaris.
Actor 1 - age range, 40 to 60
The Reverend Tollhouse (Head of the Squeamish Religious Community)
Visil (Ukrainian immigrant with limited English)
Duncan Trask (Efficient Gay Manager of Plymouth Crock Family Restaurant)
Actress 1 - age range, 30 to 50
Sister Elizabeth Donderstock (Makes cheese-balls to help support her Squeamish Religious Community and she sweats profusely)
Brother Hesikiah (Mute and elderly barkeep in Squeamish meeting house)
Actor 2 - age range, 25 to 40
Brother Nathaniel Brightbee (Young and idealistic; recent transfer to the Squeamish community)
Yvone (Oxana's Ukrainian immigrant husband who speaks with a cockney accent)
Donny Polk (passive aggressive gay waiter at the Plymouth Crock Family Restaurant)
Rudy Bruton (recovering alcoholic and regular customer at the Plymouth Crock Family Restaurant)
Actress 2 - age range, 30 to 50
Sister Constance Butterworth (nosey and talkative member of Squeamish Religious Community)
Oxana (Ukrainian immigrant with a cockney accent who dresses like Mr. Peanut)
Cecily Cole (Waitress at Plymouth Crock Family Restaurant)
Sophisticated Visitor (Affluent and out of place patron of Plymouth Crock Family Restaurant)
Dr. Barb Ginley (Elizabeth's self absorbed doctor)
Ms. Yolanda Foxley (A truck driver who delivers to the Squeamish Community)
|Auditions Saturday, March 14th, 10am - 1pm|
May 8th - June 14th
Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
Written by Marc Camoletti, Beverley Cross and Francis Evans
Directed by Amanda DeMaio
It’s the 1960s, and our swinging bachelor Bernard couldn’t be happier: a flat in Paris and three gorgeous stewardesses all engaged to him without knowing about each other. But Bernard’s perfect life gets bumpy when his friend Robert comes to stay and a new and speedier Boeing jet throws off all of his careful planning. Soon all three stewardesses are in town simultaneously, timid Robert is forgetting which lies to tell to whom, and catastrophe looms.
"This latest edition of a play named for an aircraft soars right out of its time zone and into some unpolluted stratosphere of classic physical comedy". - The New York Times
|Auditions Saturday, March 21st, 10am - 1pm|
The House of Yes
May 16th - June 13th
Saturdays & Sundays at 5pm
Written by Wendy MacLeod
Directed by Jack Millis
In Wendy MacLeod’s dark-comedy, its Thanksgiving 20 years after the Kennedy assassination and Marty’s arrival home from New York is greatly anticipated by his mother, Mrs. Pascal, his twin sister Jackie-O and his younger brother, Anthony. He arrives during a hurricane, but worse than the storm, is the fact he brings Lesly, his fiancé – which ruins everything. The engagement is a threat to the well-being of the family, especially to Jackie-O who has always wanted her brother to herself. On top of that, Jackie-O has just recently been released from a mental hospital, Anthony dropped out of Princeton and their mother has a serious problem handling any of this.