AUDITIONS

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1-4 PM

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 7-9 PM

JUST OFF BROADWAY @ JELC
JERUSALEM EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH
4605 BELAIR ROAD, BALTIMORE, MD

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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.

SHOW DATES: MAY 10-12 & 17-19

Set Rehearsal Schedule: Sundays, 1-5 PM; Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7-9 PM

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

KEN GORMAN – 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 – Another lawyer, married to Ken. Easily flustered. Frantically tries to maintain normalcy at the party. Has recently quit smoking, which drives her to drink a bit more.

LENNY GANZ – A wealthy accountant, distraught over the recent destruction of 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 – Lenny’s wife. Very concerned with appearances (hers and others’). Starts the play with a swollen lip. Likes to gossip.

ERNIE CUSACK – 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 – Has her own cooking show. Suffers from extreme back spasms. Loves her husband very much. A bit absent-minded at times.

GLENN COOPER – Running for State Senate. Worried about his own reputation. Struggles with placating his wife, who is convinced he is having an affair (which he mayor may not be).

CASSIE COOPER – Glenn’s wife. Obsesses over her husband’s relationships with other women. Quick to anger. Must rub her quartz crystal to calm herself down.

OFFICER WELCH – (M or F) 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 – (M or F, preferably F) Welch’s partner. A strong but silent type.

Audition Form & Sides:

Save some time! Download and complete the AUDITION FORM and bring it to auditions! (Please complete the Conflict Calendar to the best of your knowledge)

The following SIDES are available for you to peruse and prepare for your audition:

Ken and Chris Side

Lenny and Clair Side

Cassie and Glenn Side

Chris and Claire Side

Lenny Side

Ernie Side

Cassie Side

Cookie Side

Multiple Characters Side