KELSEY AUDITION NOTICE: “Rumors”

The Yardley Players Theatre Company have announced auditions for their 2015 production of Rumors. Here is all the information you need to know:

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AUDITION DATES

  • Saturday, August 22nd from 1pm-4pm
  • Sunday, August 23 from 1pm-4pm

AUDITION LOCATION

  • Mercer County Community College – West Windsor Campus

PRODUCTION COMPANY

  • The Yardley Players Theatre Company
  • Director: Liz Wurtz

Rehearsals are planned for Monday and Wednesday evenings starting at 7pm, and Sunday afternoons starting at 1pm.

PERFORMANCE DATES & LOCATION

  • The Kelsey Theatre at Mercer County Community College
  • October 23-24, 30-31 at 8pm
  • October 25 & November 1 at 2pm

TO SIGN UP

  • In order to minimalize wait times, audition appointments are very strongly recommended.
  • To make an appointment, please call Liz Wurtz at 215-945-4114.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

1-minute prepared comedic monologue and cold readings from the script. Those auditioning for the role of Lenny will read Lenny’s monologue from the script.

SYNOPSIS

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

  • All roles are open.

Ken Gorman (mid 30’s-60): A well-to-do lawyer. Wealthy, but by no means pretentious. Takes charge of the situation. Married to Chris. Halfway through the show, a gunshot causes his temporary deafness. 

Chris Gorman (mid 30’s-60): Another lawyer, married to Ken. Beautiful, easily flustered. Frantically tries to maintain normalcy at the party. Has recently quit smoking, which drives her to drink a bit more.

Lenny Ganz (late 30’s-60): A wealthy accountant, distraught over the recent destruction over his new car. Starts the show with an extreme case of whiplash. Intolerant of the gossipy-lifestyle that he is often involved in.

Claire Ganz (late 30’s-60): Lenny’s wife. Very concerned with appearances (hers and others’). Starts the play with a swollen lip. Likes to gossip.

Ernie Cusack (30-60+): A psychiatrist. Affable, smokes a pipe. Loves his wife very much. Tries to be as helpful as possible cooking the evening’s dinner.

Cookie Cusack (30-60): Has her own cooking show. Suffers from extreme back spasms. Loves her husband very much. A bit absent-minded at times.

Glenn Cooper (30-60+): A handsome man running for State Senate. Worried about his own reputation. Struggles with placating his wife, who is convinced he is having an affair
(which he may or may not be).

Cassie Cooper (30-50): Glenn’s beautiful wife. Obsesses over her husbands’ relationships with other women. Quick to anger. Must rub her quartz crystal to calm herself down.

Officer Welch (30-60+): A city police officer having a rough night. Does not tolerate lying. Sees through the “classy” façade that these high-society types put up.

Officer Pudney (30-60+): Welch’s partner. A strong but silent type.

Appointments are required. Please call Liz Wurtz at 215-945-4114.

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