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August 2, 2019

Auditions for LADIES IN RETIREMENT at Town Players of New Canaan

AUDITIONS: Sunday, August 25 and Monday, August 26 at 7 p.m. at Town Players of New Canaan at Powerhouse Theater in Waveny Park, New Canaan, CT. Callbacks (if needed) will be on Tuesday, August 27.

Be part of the creepy (yet one of the more page-turning scripts I’ve ever read!) LADIES IN RETIREMENT by Edward Percy and Reginald Denham.
“A seemingly quiet Victorian country home on the marshes of the Thames estuary becomes the backdrop for murder and madness…. a perfect example of psychological melodrama.”

Performance dates – Three Weekends October 25-27, Oct 31-Nov 3, and Nov 8-10.

We will be auditioning for the following roles (all roles open):

Ellen Creed (40’s/50’s) – Lead role. Proud spinster who has fallen on hard times, has had to become housekeeper/companion to her old friend Miss Leonora Fiske. Character has hidden depths beneath a placid exterior.

Leonora Fisk (50’s-80’s) – a wealthy retiree who in her youth had been a chorus girl “of easy virtue”. Charming, vivacious, sentimental, spunky, and a hint of devilishness.

Louisa Creed (50’s-70’s) – Eccentric older sister to Ellen. Other half of sister Emily – they do everything together. Childlike tattletale.

Emily Creed (50’s-70’s) – Eccentric older sister to Ellen. Other half of sister Louisa – they do everything together. More contrary and cantankerous than Louisa.

Albert Feather (30’s) – Ellen’s ne’er-do-well glib nephew who is running from the law. He’s a charmer who seduces Lucy, the maid.

Lucy (20’s/30’s) – the saucy maid.

Nun (any age) – small role – prying nun from the nearby priory.

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