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Play On! by Rick Abbott

This is the hilarious story of a theater group trying desperately to put on a play in spite of maddening interference from a haughty authoress who keeps revising the script. Act I is a rehearsal of the dreadful show; Act II is the near disastrous dress rehearsal, and the final act is the actual performance in which anything that can go wrong does. The production contains minimal sexual content and violence but no nudity. The violence which will be choreographed by a violence choreographer. We will work with actors on costumes. Anything actors choose to provide that fit with the overall costume design concept are welcomed. The theater will supply any additional wardrobe. Actors are invited to assist with strike, but it is not required.
Audition Date: Sunday, December 9
Audition Time: 10am to 1pm
Audition Location: Oil Lamp Theater 1723 Glenview Road Glenview, IL 60025
Equity/Non Equity: Non-Equity

Pay: $1,000 for rehearsals and the run and $500 for understudies
Type/Restrictions: We are casting all roles:
Aggie Manville - Female - 20 to 35 - a stage manager and prompter
Geraldine “Gerry” Dunbar - Female - 40 to 60 - a community theater director
Henry Benish - Male - 40 to 60 - portrays Lord Dudley in the play, a character actor
Polly Benish - Female - 40 to 60 - portrays Lady Margaret in the play, a character actor
Marla “Smitty” Smith - Female - high school age - portrays Doris the maid in the play
Saul Watson - Male - 40 to 60 - portrays Doctor Rex Forbes, the villain in the play
Billy Carewe - Male - 20 to 30 - portrays portrays Stephen Sellers, the hero of the play
Violet Imbry - Female - 20 to 30 - portrays Diana Lassiter in the play, an ingenue
Louise Peary - Female - 20 to 50 - a sound, lighting and scenic technician
Phyllis Montague - Female - 40 to 60 - a novice playwright in the community
Time Commitment: The production will run March 21 to May 5, 2019 with rehearsals starting February.
Material To Prepare: Please submit your headshot and resume if you are interested and available for this production to Stephen Smith, Associate Artistic Director at stephen@oillamptheater.org. If you are invited to audition we would like to see a 90 second comedic monologue and ask that you bring a hard copy of your headshot and resume.
Audition Posted on: 11/29/2018


Oil Lamp Theater

Contact Info

Stephen Smith, Associate Artistic Director