Auditions

AUDITION NOTICE

Bad Year for Tomatoes

 

By John Patrick

Directed by Ralph Maffongelli

Fed up with the pressures and demands of her acting up with the pressures and demands of her acting career, the famous Myra Marlowe leases a house in the tiny New England hamlet of Beaver Haven and settles down to write her autobiography. She is successful in turning aside the offers pressed on her by her long-time agent, but dealing with her nosy, omnipresent neighbors is a different matter. In an attempt to shoo them away and gain some privacy, Myra invents a mad, homicidal sister—who is kept locked in an upstairs room, but who occasionally escapes long enough to scare off uninvited visitors. The ruse works well, at first, but complications result when the local handyman develops an affection for “Sister Sadie” (really Myra in a fright wig) and some of the more officious ladies decide it is their Christian duty to save the poor demented Sadie’s soul. In desperation, Myra announces that her imaginary sibling has suddenly gone off to Boston—which brings on the sheriff and the suspicion of murder!

 

Monday, January 31, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.         Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 6:30 pm

Roles:  4 Women   3 Men

Myra - a successful actor since the age of three (playing mostly character roles), she wants to discover who she really is and lead a normal life... but the town of Beaver Haven will have many surprises for her. Glamourous, sophisticated.

Tom - Myra’s agent of many years, a cynical Hollywood type. Talkative, flirtatious.

Piney - a backwoods handyman who chops wood, sells manure, kills hogs, and develops a crush on demented Sister Sadie.

Willa Mae Wilcox- the witch of Beaver Haven, she reads palms & tea leaves and cures the demented with mugwort.

Reba Harper - one of the hospitality ladies, doesn’t believe in gossip but gossips continuously.

Cora Gump - another hospitality lady, her elevator doesn’t quite reach the top floor, she never met a bottle of scotch she didn’t like.  housewife, dim,  confused, lonely. 

Sheriff - law enforcer, stern, take charge, suspicious

 

Auditions will consist of reading from the script.

             Please bring any/all known conflicts.

Rehearsals are 3 Evenings per week (no Fridays) Rehearsals start - TBD

 This show has 7 performances April 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 (matinee & eve) & 10, 2022

 

Upcoming Auditions

 Hog Wash

By Barbara Pease Weber

Directed by Rolland Roebuck

 

Monday, March 14, 2022 6:30 p.m.  & Tuesday, March15, 2022 6:30 p.m.

 

Louie Baxter is an incorrigible troublemaker and Mary Baxter doesn’t know where to turn when Louie is expelled from the Sunny Hill Day Care Center for a variety of behavioral offenses, not the least of which is smoking in the bathroom and setting off false fire alarms. Mary has no alternative, but to take Louie to work on the most important day of her professional career. Called out of her office for an emergency meeting, Mary returns only to find that the office building has caught on fire and Louie has disappeared.

 

Roles: 5 Women   2 Men

Mary Louise "Louie" Baxter - A feisty and rambunctious octogenarian  Older woman needing a walking cane and hearing aids.

Mary Baxter - Louis's daughter -in-law.  Up and coming marketing sales superstar.

Mrs. Hall -  Principal of Sunny Hill (Adult) Day Care Center

Karen - Mary's assistant.

Ashley Mansfield - Senior Vice President, Mansfield Consumer Products Company

Bradford Mansfield - Ashley's Grandfather and CEO of Mansfield Consumer Products Company.  Older man, needing a cane.

Waiter/Delivery Boy

 

Auditions will consist of reading from the script.

             Please bring any/all known conflicts.

Rehearsals are 3 Evenings per week (no Fridays) Rehearsals start - TBD

 This show has 7 performances May 6, 7, 8 & 13, 14 (matinee & evening), 15

Looking for:

  • Directors
  • Actors
  • Sound Techs
  • Light Techs
  • Stage/Props Managers
  • Scripts

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