Masquers Playhouse is pleased to announce auditions for its upcoming production of:
by Del Shores
directed by Carl Smith
To be performed live and on stage!
Hilarity ensues as two chaotic days unfold following the death of Peggy, a respectable Christian grandmother who died in a seedy motel room after tripping over the wooden legs of her lover. And yep. He’s married to Peggy’s sister’s neighbor who lives in the trailer out back. These two days shake loose many skeletons from the closet (ahem) as this unique menagerie of family and friends wallows in riotous feuds, resentments, remorse, and reconciliations. (Leave the kids at home for this one.)
Auditions: Two rounds of auditions. You only need to attend one date. Saturday, February 5th from 10am to 1pm OR Saturday, February 19 from 10am to 1pm. Both dates will be at Masquers Playhouse, 105 Park Place, Richmond, CA 94801.
Preparation: Be prepared to read from the script. If auditioning for the role of Bitsy Mae, please be prepared to sing Amazing Grace. Self accompaniment on guitar is strongly encouraged, but not mandatory.
Callbacks: If needed, callbacks will be arranged with those needed to attend.
Rehearsals: Exact rehearsal schedule will be dependent on actors availability. Rehearsals start early April and will typically be Sunday-Wednesdays from 7p-10p at the theater. Please note that Tech Week starts MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND. Please no conflicts during tech week (May 29 – June 2).
Performances: Five-week run beginning June3 through July 2. Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm.
COVID Protocols: Proof of full vaccination is required for all entering the theatre. Actors must be boosted if eligible. Cast and crew will test weekly. Masks are currently required.
Roles: Roles are non-pay, non-AEA. All genders, ages, and races/ethnicities are encouraged to audition. Some auditions have been accepted outside of the two arranged dates.
BITSY MAE HARLING -the guitar playing ex-con singer (musical role, ability to play guitar)
TY WILLIAMSON – 27, a beautiful gay man on a journey
SISSY HICKEY – 50s/60s(ish), the caretaker who picked the wrong day to quit smoking
NOLETA NETHERCOTT – 40s, the angry overweight betrayed housewife
LATRELLE WILLIAMSON – 50s, Ty’s uptight, proper mother
LAVONDA DUPREE – 40s, Latrelle’s liberal-minded worldly sister
G.W. NETHERCOTT – 40s, the distraught legless Vietnam Vet.
Wardell “Bubba” Owens – 50s/60s(ish), the former gay-bashing remorseful bartender
Odell Owens – 40s, Wardell’s worthless story-telling brother
Dr. Eve Bolinger – the over-sexed pill-popping, alcoholic therapist of a certain age
Earl “Brother Boy” Ingram – the Tammy Wynette obsessed transvestite brother of LaVonda and Latrelle
Rev Barnes – the Baptist preacher (may double with Odell)
Stipend Available: Actors will receive a small stipend to defray transportation costs.
Questions: Please submit any questions to Carl Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
Online Audition Form
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