LCP AUDITIONS FOR 2018-2019 SEASON
Becky’s New Car
By Steven Dietz
MAY 26 & 27, 2018
Auditions will be held in Maryse Leitch Hall at the Palace Theatre, 710 Dundas Street, London, Ontario. Paid parking available at the rear of the building. Street parking is free after 6:00 pm. Enter through box office doors.
Becky Foster is a relatively happy, middle-aged wife and mother (of a 26-year-old still living at home), overworked at an automobile dealership. One night when she’s in the salesroom late, a befuddled, widowed millionaire walks in, looking to buy some cars as gifts for his employees. When Becky recommends an all-wheel-drive sports coupe, remarking that her husband always wanted one, billboard magnate Walter Flood assumes that she too is bereaved. Somehow, she fails to adequately correct him. And before you know it, she is living parallel lives separated by a three-hour drive and a wide socioeconomic chasm. Becky must choose what route to take.
PRODUCER: Mona Brennan-Coles (firstname.lastname@example.org)
DIRECTOR: Barry Tepperman (email@example.com)
AUDITIONS: Saturday, May 26, 2018, 2-4 pm | Sunday, May 27, 2018, 2-4 pm
REQUIREMENTS: Auditions will consist of a short (1min) dramatic monologue as well as readings from the script. Please note that the actor playing Becky must be comfortable with improvisation as the character is required to converse with several members of the audience. That conversation is likely to change from performance to performance.
PRODUCTION DATES: September 21-29, 2018, Main Stage at the Palace Theatre.
CASTING REQUIREMENTS: 3 men, 4 women
Becky (Rebecca) Foster, a woman in her late 40’s.
Joe Foster, Becky’s husband, a roofer, late 40’s.
Chris Foster, their son, a psychology student, 26
Walter Flood, a very wealthy businessman, widowed, 60’s.
Kensington (Kenni) Flood, Walter’s daughter, 23.
Steve, Becky’s co-worker, widowed, 50.
Ginger, a neighbour of Walter’s, single, 50’s.
We are committed to providing opportunities for diverse voices and performers. Experienced artists and newcomers of all backgrounds and ethnicities are encouraged to audition.
GENERAL: Scripts for 2018/2019 Season are available to read in advance – and must be returned no later than the first audition date. Please contact the Palace Theatre Box Office at 519-432-1029 to make arrangements. A $20.00 REFUNDABLE deposit is required. This deposit is forfeit if the script is not returned at the specified time.
If you are not an actor but would like to work on a show, contact the Producer and let her know. There are usually more people working backstage and in the booth than there are on stage.
For more information on any of the plays and/or auditions for the 2018/2019 season, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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