Rockwall Community Playhouse

Auditions: LEADING LADIES

By Ken Ludwig
Director Felicia Sykes

In this comedy two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing “Scenes from Shakespeare” on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania.  When they hear that an old lady in York, Pennsylvania is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash.  The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren’t nephews, but nieces.

AUDITION DATE:  July 17 at 1pm
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.  No experience necessary.

Performance Dates:
September 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, October 1, 2, 3 ~ 2021

FEMALE CHARACTERS:

Meg Snider: (Early 30’s) She’s vivacious, with enormous warmth and a great sense of humor. She also has the fresh, unstudied, beauty that most women would kill for. She knows there’s a big world outside of York, PA but she hasn’t seen much of it yet.

Audrey: (20’s) She is extremely sweet and good-natured. The typical “girl-next-door”, cute but approachable. Likes to roller skate.

Florence: (70’s) Very old, extremely crusty, and her eyesight is terrible. Always on the verge of death’s door, but keeping him at bay.

MALE CHARACTERS:

Leo Clark: (Early 40’s) (Accent: Standard British) Leading man type, good looking, easy with a smile(and the ladies!) Shakespearian trained, but working the Moose Lodge circuit to make ends meet.

Jack Gable:(Late 30’s to early 40’s) (Accent: Standard British) Jack is Leo’s best friend and partner. They’ve been working the Moose Lodge circuit for so long, he’s ready to pack it in and settle down.

Duncan Wooley: (50’s) Local minister and substantially older than Meg (they are engaged). He’s a good man at heart, but rather fussy, set in his ways, a bit scatterbrained, and lives in his own world.

Doc Myers: (50’s) Doc is a crusty, likeable curmudgeon; a country doctor who takes no gruff from anybody.

Butch Myers (20’s) Butch is a little slow on the uptake, but earnest and sincere, with a good heart. He played football in high school-pretty much his claim to fame. (Son of Doc, in love with Audrey).

Date: 07/17/2021 (Sat.)

Time: 1:00pm - 1:05pm CDT

Location: RCP

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