Western Reserve Playhouse
Directed by Karen Rose
By Dan Gordon
Based on the novel by Larry McMurtry & the screenplay by James L. Brooks
Performance Dates: August 17, 2018 - September 1, 2018. Fridays & Saturdays at 8PM; Sunday at 2PM
Rehearsals will start on or around July 1 & will be selected based on availability of the cast. Rehearsals will take place weekday evenings, & weekend mornings or afternoons 3-5 times per week.
Challenges in life & love test the resilience of a mother-daughter relationship in "Terms of Endearment." Though Emma is often exasperated by her highly-opinionated mother, Aurora, they talk every day about their problems, from Aurora finding unexpected love even as she becomes a reluctant grandmother, to Emma's struggle in her troubled marriage. But when they need one another most, will they be able to find courage in each other? This funny & touching story captures the delicate, sometimes fractured bonds between mothers & daughters, husbands & wives, & lovers, both old & new.
ALL ETHNICITIES & GENDER IDENTITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO AUDITION
AURORA GREENWAY- Widowed mother of Emma, acerbic, demanding, selfish and controlling, charming and capricious. Calls for an actor who can portray a character aged 45-55.
EMMA GREENWAY- Only child of Aurora, good natured, tolerant, uncertain, romantic, and stubborn, she is eager to get out from under her mother’s shadow and thus marries at age 18. Calls for an actor who can portray a character aged 18-30.
GARRETT BREEDLOVE- Neighbor and on again, off again love interest of Aurora, a retired astronaut and an aging Lothario past his glory days who seeks solace in the beds of younger women. Calls for an actor who can portray a character aged 45-60.
PATSY CLARK/DORIS/NURSE- Emma’s best friend, a young potential conquest for Garrett, and a hospital nurse. Calls for an actor who can portray a character aged 18-30.
FLAP HORTON- The hapless, well intentioned, weak and unfaithful husband of Emma who is despised by Aurora. Calls for an actor who can portray a character aged 25-35.
RUDYARD/DR. MAISE-Aurora’s husband and Emma’s father, seen only briefly in silhouette, and Emma’s physician. Calls for an actor of any age.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Please bring a resume & headshot with you to the audition.
Auditions will be held at the theatre, 3326 Everett Rd., Bath, Ohio 44286
Questions? Contact Karen at [email protected]
|| Brian Westerley