AUDITION SUNDAY, NOV. 19TH FOR
LOVERS AND OTHER STRANGERS
By Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna
Directed by Michael Tota
A hit on Broadway and later a film told through 5 vignettes, this edition includes the popular sequence Hal and Cathy created for the film and played by Gig Young and Anne Jackson. The other stories include Brenda and Jerry in a planned seduction gone wrong. Johnny and Wilma have been married so long that they can’t remember who starts what. Mike and Susan, on the eve of their wedding, he’s getting cold feet and she must gently talk him down the aisle. In the last, Bea, Frank, Richie and Joan a long-married couple who have fought for over thirty years try to save their son’s marriage by confessing to their own failures.
AUDITION DATES - Sunday, November 19th 12:00pm-2:00pm.
LOCATION: Center Players, 35 South Street, Freehold, N.J. 07728
WHAT TO EXPECT: You will be asked to read scenes from the play, so a basic knowledge of the play and its characters is suggested. Headshot and resume are always a plus.
PERFORMANCE DATES: Feb. 9 , 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, and 25 - March 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, and 11
DESCRIPTION OF CHARACTERS:
Brenda: Early 20’s, attractive, vulnerable, very mod-ish, her glibness is her defensive façade.
Jerry: Late 20’s – early 30’s, average to handsome man on the make, tries very hard to be smooth but doesn’t quite cut it.
Wilma: Late 30’s, a strong attractive girl looking for her femininity.
Johnny: 40-ish, a maybe paunchy, maybe balding ex-Marine who is fighting a losing battle to maintain his male superiority.
Susan: Early-mid 20’s, attractive, sensitive, soft, sweet and passive.
Mike: Late 20’s-early 30’s, big, energetic, masculine, open sensitive.
Frank: 45 – 55, strong, stubborn, old-fashioned, not much formal education, second generation American father.
Bea: Female counterpart to Frank.
Richie: Mid 20’s, average looking, introspective.
Joan: Mid 20’s. pretty, overly romantic and not too bright.
Hal: 50’s. having an affair with Cathy who is pressuring him to leave his wife of 32 years.
Cathy: 30’s, having an affair for 5 years with Hal, wants him to leave his wife for her.
MY CONTACT INFO: Michael Tota – firstname.lastname@example.org or 732-371-6117