Auditions this Thursday & Friday Jan 4 & 5, 2018

Overview:
At a large, tastefully-appointed Sneden's Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room, and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken, and wife, Chris, must get "the story" straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.
 
Characters:

Chris Gorman (F) - Chris is an attractive woman in her mid 30s. She is nervous and neurotic. She recently quit smoking but quickly falls off the wagon. (part involves some physical comedy)

 

Ken Gorman (M) - Ken is Chris’ husband. He is in his 40s and is Charley’s attorney and friend. Ken is pompous, serious, a know-it-all.

 

Claire Ganz (F) - Claire is late 30s to early 40s. She is an unimpressed smart mouth who is seemingly amused by everything that is going on. Not surprising considering her husband.

 

Leonard “Lenny” Ganz (M) - Lenny is Claire’s husband and is also in his late 30s to early 40s. He is Charley’s accountant. Lenny is by far the most foul-mouthed, outspoken member of the cast. He is also HILARIOUS. (has a 3 page monologue)

 

Cookie Cusack (F) - Cookie is a host of her own cooking show, in her mid to late 40s, garish, a bit ditzy and will be expected to deliver quite a bit of physical comedy.

 

Ernie Cusack (M) - Ernie is Cookie’s husband and Charley’s analyst. He is in his late 40s/early 50s. He is a somewhat quiet and calming presence in the midst of the storm of confusion.

 

Glenn Cooper (M) - Glenn is a candidate for the State Senate. He is in his late 30s/early 40s and quite handsome. The TV cameras love him. He is constantly worried about his image.

 

Cassie Cooper (F) - Cassie is Glenn’s wife, early 30s, very good looking, and totally nuts. She and Glenn hate each other. She doesn’t want to be there, she is constantly fighting with Glenn and she is constantly threatening divorce.

 

Officer Ben Welch (M) - No nonsense cop in his 40s-50s. Has a couple of smaller monologues.

 

Officer Connie Pudney (F) - Late 20s cop. Welch’s partner. Minimal lines.

 

Auditions:

Thursday and Friday 1/4 and 1/5 at 6:30pm on Stage

 

Rehearsals:

 

  • Week 1 (1/8-1/12) Rehearsals at 6:30
    • Monday 1/8 - First Read Thru
    • Thursday 1/11- Act 1
    • Friday 1/12- Act 2
  • Week 2 (1/15-1/20) Rehearsals at 6:30
    • Monday - 1/15 - Full Show
    • Tuesday - 1/16- Full Show
    • Wednesday - 1/17- Full Show
    • Thursday - Tentative Rehearsal Full Show - May be Rest Night
    • Friday and Saturday 1/19-1/20 - Show at 8pm

 

Director's Notes:

We have very little rehearsal time, but with the amount of talent at MCT, I am not worried. This is a fun show with lots of face paced dialogue! This show is intended to make audiences laugh and that is what we will do. If you are unable to make auditions please feel free to contact me at (925) 980-1857 or at dclarke@marathontheater.org and I will set up an earlier audition! I look forward to seeing all that audition! 

 

 

 

 

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