Auditions for “Lovers and Other Strangers”

The Community Players announce open auditions for
Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna’s 5-Comedy Collection

Lovers and Other Strangers

Directed by

Tony Annicone, Daniel Fisher, Christopher Margadonna

Sunday, November 26 and Monday, November 27
7 pm (sign-in beginning at 6:30)
No appointments necessary
Jenks Auditorium – 350 Division Street – Pawtucket, RI

(across from McCoy Stadium)

SYNOPSIS

A hit on Broadway and later on film, this edition includes the popular sequence Hal and Cathy created for the film. The other stories include Brenda and Jerry in a planned seduction gone wrong. Johnny and Wilma have been married so long that they can’t remember who starts what. With Mike and Susan, on the eve their wedding, he’s getting cold feet and she must gently talk him down the aisle. In the last, Bea, Frank, Richie and Joan, a long-married couple who have fought for over thirty years try to save their son’s marriage by confessing to their own failures.

CHARACTERS

BRENDA: Early 20s, attractive, vulnerable, very mod-ish, her glibness is her defensive façade.

JERRY: Late 20s – early 30s, average to handsome man on the make, tries very hard to be smooth but doesn’t quite cut it.

When Jerry invites Brenda to his apartment following a date, she turns the tables on his macho advances.

HAL: 50s, having an affair with Cathy who is pressuring him to leave his wife of 32 years.

CATHY: 30s, having an affair for 5 years with Hal, wants him to leave his wife for her.

In the middle of an affair, the two meet in the bathroom at a party. Cathy’s tired of waiting for Hal to leave his wife. Hal will create any excuse to have his cake and eat it, too.

WILMA: Late 30s, a strong attractive girl looking for her femininity.

JOHNNY: 40-ish, a maybe paunchy, maybe balding ex-Marine who is fighting a losing battle to maintain his male superiority.

Johnny’s “not in the mood” to make love when his wife, Wilma, asks.

SUSAN: Early-mid 20s, attractive, sensitive, soft, sweet and passive.

MIKE: Late 20s-early 30s, big, energetic, masculine, open, sensitive.

With their wedding coming up. Mike’s cold feet compel him to implore Susan to call it off. Susan calmly lets him vent and then proceeds with wedding plans.

FRANK: 40s-60s, strong, stubborn, old-fashioned, not much formal education, second generation Italian-American father. Still speaks with an accent.

BEA: 40s-60s, female counterpart to Frank, her husband and bickering partner.

RICHIE: Late 20s-early 30s, average-looking, introspective. Frank and Bea’s son.

JOAN: Late 20s-early 30s, pretty, overly romantic and not too bright.

Richie & Joan are getting a divorce. His very traditional parents “don’t believe in divorce.” What ensues is generational divide and divine comedy.

Production dates are January 12-14 and 19-21, 2018, at Jenks.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

Please come with potential rehearsal conflict dates (e.g. any vacation periods, dates and times you are not available). Rehearsal nights to be determined after casting.

Questions? email
auditions@thecommunityplayers.org
or
thecommunityplayers@yahoo.com