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Auditions for our 2018 Season Opener, “Lost in Yonkers” by Neil Simon Announced

 

Western Reserve Playhouse announces auditions for our 2018 Season Opener

Lost in Yonkers” by Neil Simon

Show dated are every Friday and Saturday from January 26-February 10, 2018 with one Sunday Matinee on February 4, 2018 @ 2PM

REHEARSALS WILL START DECEMBER 18, 2017

 

By America’s great comic playwright, Neil Simon, this memory play is set in Yonkers in 1942. Bella is thirty-five years old, mentally challenged, and living at home with her mother, stern Grandma Kurnitz. As the play opens, ne’er-do-well son Eddie deposits his two young sons on the old lady’s doorstep. He is financially strapped and taking to the road as a salesman. The boys are left to contend with Grandma, with Bella and her secret romance, and with Louie, her brother, a small-time hoodlum in a strange new world called Yonkers.

Directed by Keith Stevens

Staged Managed by Brianna Laybourn

Costumed by Kelsey Tomlinson

Light Designed by Kevin Rutan

Set Design by Dawn Sniadak-Yamokoski and Jim Grumba

Cast

JAY – 16 ARTY – 13 1/2

EDDIE – their father, 41

BELLA – mid-thirties, neat and sweet and pretty

GRANDMA KURNITZ – Eddie and Bella’s mother, a big woman, buxom, with a strong and erect body, 70 odd years of age

LOUIE – her other son, 36, doesn’t look like he’d be the hugging type

AUNT GERT – mid-to-late thirties, another of Grandma Kurnitz’s children

 

Auditions will be October 8 and 10, 2017 from 6:30-9:30P. Please sign up at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080E49A9AD29A2FC1-lost

Please bring a current headshot and resume. All auditioning will do a cold reading from the show. There will be no equity contracts available for this production and no parts have been precast. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the director, Keith Steven at keithstevens@aol.com

“Scotland Road” Auditions are Almost Here!

Auditions for “Scotland Road”

Sunday, July 30th at 7PM & Monday, July 31st at 7PM

Co-Artistic Director Brian Westerley directs this suspenseful thriller.

Casting:
Winifred – Female – 25-35
John – Male – 30-45

(The roles of Dr. Halbrech & Frances Kittle have been cast.)

Actors will be asked to read from the script.

Email the director at BrianW@westernreserveplayhouse.org with questions!

In the last decade of the twentieth century, a beautiful young woman is found floating on an iceberg in the middle of the North Atlantic. When rescued, she says only one word: Titanic. The woman is taken to an isolated spot on the coast of Maine where an expert on the sinking of the liner, a mysterious man named John, has arranged to interrogate her. In a stark, white room, John, assisted by a skeptical doctor named Halbrech, plays a cat-and-mouse game with the woman. As time runs out, Halbrech tracks down the last living survivor of the disaster, a reclusive old woman named Frances Kittle, who has lived in seclusion for seventy-five years. By the play’s end, one of the characters is dead, all of the character’s identities have been questioned & John & the woman’s shared secret is revealed as they make one final journey to Scotland Road.

Auditions for “Scotland Road” July 30th & 31st

Auditions for “Scotland Road,” our fall show, will be Sunday, July 30th at 7PM & Monday, July 31st at 7PM.

Rehearsals begin August 13th & the show runs September 15th-30th.

Our Co-Artistic Director, Brian Westerley, directs this suspenseful thriller.

In the last decade of the twentieth century, a beautiful young woman is found floating on an iceberg in the middle of the North Atlantic. When rescued, she says only one word: Titanic. The woman, Winifred, is taken to an isolated spot on the coast of Maine where an expert on the sinking of the liner, a mysterious man named John, has arranged to interrogate her for six days. His goal: to crack her story, get her to confess she’s a fake, and reveal her true identity; his one clue: her enigmatic references to an unknown place called “Scotland Road.” In a stark, white room John, assisted by a skeptical doctor named Halbrech, plays a cat-and-mouse game with Winifred, probing and searching for ways to break her down. But Winifred is a formidable opponent, and as John is drawn closer to her, he becomes desperate. As time runs out, Halbrech tracks down the last, living survivor of the disaster, a reclusive old woman named Frances Kittle who has lived in seclusion for seventy-five years. Miss Kittle is brought to meet Winifred to test her, but the tables turn when Winifred recalls an earlier confrontation with Miss Kittle, one that took place on board the fated liner the night is sank, three quarters of a century before. By the play’s end, one of the characters is dead, all the character’s identities have been questioned, and John and Winifred’s shared secret is revealed as they make one final journey to Scotland Road.

Casting:

Winifred – Female – 25-35

John – Male – 30-45

The roles of Dr. Halbrech & Frances Kittle have been cast.

Actors will be asked to read from the script.

Email the director at BrianW@westernreserveplayhouse.org with questions!

Attention! Auditions for “Forbidden Broadway”!

Western Reserve Playhouse

Forbidden Broadway – Greatest Hits Auditions

Casting 4 -Women and 4 Men

Auditions June 11 & 12, 2017 from 6:30-9:00PM

Auditions will be held at Bethel Church 3852 Everett Road, Richfield, Ohio 44286

Please bring one comedic songs that best shows off your singing and acting skills. ANY comedy song! (Feel free to gender switch) You may sing from the show or in the style of the show. Piano accompaniment only. NO recording or a cappella singing at this time.

If you have any famous impersonation you can do feel free to show us!

There will be no dance call.

no equity contracts at this time.

Rehearsals will start June 19 and run only Monday – Thursday 6:30-9:30pm till tech Sunday.

Tech week is July 16-20 (you cannot miss this week)

Show dates are: July 21 & 22. July 28 & 29, August 4 & 5 and August 11 & 12 (only Friday and Saturday Shows)

more information on the show please go to:

http://www.theatricalrights.com/show/forbidden-broadway-greatest-hits/

any questions please feel free to email the director Dawn Sniadak-Yamokoski @ dawnsy@westernreserveplayhouse.org
Location: 3852 Bethel Church Richfield, ohio 44286

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