Auditions for Rumors by Neil Simon
Auditions for Rumors by Neil Simon will be held Tues. March 7 at Dancers’ Workshop Studio 5 and Thurs. March 9 from 7:30p-9:00p at Dancers’ Workshop Studio 3.
Join us for Auditions! Everyone welcome!
Riot Act, Inc. will be holding auditions for its production of Rumors by Neil Simon. Rehearsals will begin shortly after casting. Performances will run May 11-13 and May 18-20, 2017 at the Pink Garter Theatre. The show will be directed by Cynthia Huyffer.
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. ~ Samuel French
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. 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – Welch’s partner. A strong but silent type.
Please bring to auditions your schedule of conflicts including work schedule. If you would like to schedule an audition time, please contact Riot Act, Inc. to do so. Otherwise please just come anytime during the audition times. If you are not able to make auditions but still would like to audition, please contact us to set up another time. If you have a head shot and resume and/or a prepared monologue, please bring them. If not, we will have audition forms and cold readings for you. If you would like to read the script before auditions, please let us know.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you there!