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The Castle Craig Players will hold Open Auditions for their upcoming production of Neil Simon’s “RUMORS”

AUDITION DATES: Sunday April 8th & Tuesday April 10th – 7:00 – 9:00 P.M
SHOW DATES: Fridays & Saturdays June 1st, 2nd, 8th, & 9th – Thursday June 7th
Sunday Matinee June 3rd & 10th
REHEARSALS BEGIN: Monday April 16 and will run Sundays 2-5pm, and two weeknights TBD (based on people’s schedules) from 7-9pm

Director – Melanie Del Sole
Assistant Director – Mark Laucella
Stage Manager – Meg Ryan

Audition Requirements & Information:
Cold read from script. No monologue required. ALL ROLES ARE OPEN.
Seeking 4 Women & 4 Men, and 2 with flexible casting. If possible, please familiarize yourself with the script and the character (s) you will be auditioning for.

-PLEASE RSVP to castlecraigplayers@gmail.com with the date you plan on auditioning and the role (s) you are interested in.
-Please plan to come at the start of auditions, and stay until the end if possible.
-Please bring a calendar with any conflicts you may have (this helps us to plan rehearsals)
-Please bring a resume and current head shot of possible

Character Breakdown (ages in brackets are playing ages)
Please come to auditions prepared to list any and all conflicts. All of the characters in this play require strong comedic timing.

KEN GORMAN – (Male, 30 – 50’s) 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 – (Female, 30 – 50’s) 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 – (Male, 30 – 50’s) – 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 – (Female, 25 – 40’s) – Lenny’s wife. Very concerned with appearances (hers and others’). Starts the play with a swollen lip. Likes to gossip.

ERNIE CUSACK – (Male, Early 50’s) – 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 – (Female, 40’s) – has her own cooking show. Suffers from extreme back spasms. Loves her husband very much. A bit absent-minded at times.

GLENN COOPER – (Male, 30-40) – 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 – (Female late 20’s, early 30’s) – 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 – (Male or Female, 30-50) – 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 – (Male or Female, 20-50) – Welch’s partner. A strong but silent type.

Please email castlecraigplayers@gmail.com with any questions!

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