Auditions

Greetings, Players.

Picture yourself among this lively bunch:

The Cast and Crew take a bow (Heaven Can Wait, The Players’ hit show, fall 2016)

AUDITIONS for 3 great shows

Sunday, October 22, 2017, at 3:00 p.m., at the theater, and Monday, October 23, 2017, at 6:30 p.m.,  at the theater (other times by appointment – please call 804-529-9345).

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner – Directors’ Showcase (performances: January 13 & 14, 2018)

Adapted for the stage by Todd Kreidler from the Oscar-winning screenplay by William Rose

Casting

Christina & Matt Drayton – Joy & Glenn Evans
Their daughter, Joanna Drayton (20s) –
Her fiancé, John Prentice Jr. (African American 20s – 30s) –
His parents, John, Sr. & Mary Prentice (50s-60s) –
Tillie – the Drayton’s cook (African American) any age –
Hillary St. George – friend of the family – any age –
Monsignor – any age –

Story

Old-line liberals Matt and Christina Drayton have raised their daughter Joey to think for herself and not blindly conform to the conventional. Still, they aren’t prepared for the shock when she brings home a new fiancé: African-American doctor John Prentice. While they come to grips with whatever prejudices they might still harbor, the younger folks must also contend with John’s parents, who are dead-set against the union. To complicate matters, the older couple’s disapproving cook and Christina’s bigoted business associate put in their two cents’.

 

Foxfire (performances: May 5 to May 20, 2018)

By Hume Cronyn and Susan Cooper

Casting

1 senior actress
1 senior man
2 middle-aged men- 1 must play guitar and sing C&W
2 women (20s-30s)
1 man (20s-30s)

Story

Annie Nations, an indomitable Appalachian widow of 79, lives on her mountain farm with the acerbic ghost of her husband Hector. Her tranquility is threatened by a brash real estate developer who wants to turn her land into a vacation resort and by concern over her son Dillard, a country singer who has come home with two stranded children because his wife has run away. Annie’s battle to decide her future takes her through some funny, touching and magical flashbacks to her life with Hector. Played on Broadway by Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy, this couple offers a staunchly affirmative tribute to men and women of the country and their bond to the land of their fathers.

 

The Fortune Hunters (performances: August 4 to August 19, 2018)

A new adaptation of the classic comedy The Beaux’ Stratagem, by John Farquhar

Casting

Leading

2 men – 20s-30s
2 women – teens – 30s

Supporting

1 woman – teens-30s
2 women – 40s to 60s
several men and women – teens-60s

Story

Posing as a well-to-do gentleman and his manservant, Aimwell and Archer—two recently impoverished rakes—take to the country seeking to secure wealthy women as wives and so refill their own coffers. While Aimwell sets his sights on eminently eligible bachelorette Dorinda, Archer angles toward her sister-in-law, the most unhappily married Mrs. Sullen. Gaining the interest of their respective targets and access to the house where the ladies live, Aimwell and Archer set out to take hold of the ladies’ wealth before they can be exposed. Complications arise when the two gentlemen actually fall in love with the ladies, prompting their inherent honesty and chivalry. The ensuing action creates a wild whirl of schemes, revealing amorous declarations and practical plots that propel the play to its happy end. Sword fighting! Madcap action! Thieves and heroes! The 18th century never was so much fun!

 

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