by Pamela Parker
directed by Suzan Lorraine
running February 2 – 25, 2024
A poignant comedy/drama about family and perspective. It is a simpler time in the late 1940s in Second Samuel, a sleepy town in South Georgia. The Great Depression is fading into memory, WWII has been won, the election is over, and “Give ’em Hell Harry” is now President. It has been an exciting time for sure and the folks in Second Samuel are ready for things to settle down and get back to normal.
Except— this was the summer Miss Gertrude passed away, and dark secrets were about to be revealed. Nobody could have imagined how the death of one sweet old lady would turn the entire town upside down, leaving everybody wondering if anything would ever be normal again.
Audition Info: Auditions are being held at Masquers Playhouse 105 Park Place in Point Richmond on Saturday, November 4th at 2:00 pm and Sunday, November 5th at 7:00 pm. No appointments. Primarily cold read; however, you may also present a short monologue in a Southern accent.
Callbacks: Callbacks, if necessary, are scheduled for Wednesday, November 8th. You will be notified directly if you are required for callbacks.
Audition Results: You will be contacted no later than Friday, November 17th, as to your status in the casting process.
B-Flat: Male, 16-20 – heart and soul of the town; reads simple, generally happy
Frisky: Male, 35-45 – unofficial town leader, married to Omaha
US: Male, Black, -30-50 – employee at the bar and friend of B-Flat and Frisky
Mansel: Male, 45+ – a harmless redneck
Mr. Mozel: Male, 45+ – the town bigot, he “don’t like nobody”
Omaha: Female, 25-35 – Frisky’s wife, stylish, bossy, cute
Jimmy Deeanne: Female, 20-30 – thoughtless, selfish, pretty
Ruby: Female, 18-30, – employee in beauty salon
Marcella: Female, 35-45 – good-natured, married to Mansel.
Doc: Male, 50+ – town doctor – knows everybody’s secrets, but he “ain’t tellin”
June: Male, 50+ – town undertaker, the living make him nervous.
Required: Accent – Southern accent required – middle/working class. Dialogue coach may be available.
Rehearsals: Generally, Monday-Thursday evenings beginning with a read-thru on December 18th. Possible one or two weekend rehearsals. Sunday, January 28th is Tech Sunday. Rehearsals are from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm.
Conflicts: Director will attempt to work around occasional conflicts except during Tech Week (Jan 28 – Feb 1).
Director: Suzan Lorraine