The Stage Door is excited to announce auditions for “Where the Lilies Bloom,” by Celeste Raspanti. It is based on the book by Vera and Bill Cleaver. Auditions are set for February 22 and 23 from 7:00-9:30 p.m. nightly. “Where the Lilies Bloom” will be under the direction of Frieda Penn, the 2012-2013 winner of the Golden Door Award for “Best Director.”
“Where the Lilies Bloom” features Mary Call Luther, a young girl with spunk, guts, spirit – call it what you will. She needs all the talents she can muster if she’s to keep her family together after the death of her father. To do this, she has to hide her father’s death from the county welfare, from Kiser Pease, their landlord, and from the townspeople. Kiser wants to marry Devola, Mary Call’s older sister, a dreamy, quiet, deceptively retiring girl. Keeping Kiser Pease and the townspeople at bay lets everyone in for some hilarious tricks and ruses that keep the play moving with action and suspense. The outstanding script is beautifully written, touching, often wildly funny, and proves the impossible can be accomplished when a family sticks together. It has true grit.
The cast consists of three adult men and three adult women. They range in age from 20 up. There are roles for six female youth and 4 male youth, plus extras – both adults and children of all ages. Mary Call should look to be 13-15; her sister Devola is approximately 18; her brother Romey is around 10-12; and little sister Ima Dean can be in the range of 6-8. Students and friends of the Luther clan can range in ages from 6-16. The Luther children are outstanding characters and the actors chosen to play these roles will need to be dedicated in creating these roles.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Those auditioning need to provide a theater resume, a headshot (if one is not available, the theater will take a photo for a $1.00 fee), and a list of rehearsal conflicts from February 25 – April 14.
Performance dates are April 15, 16, 22, and 23 at 7:30 p.m. and April 17 and 24 at 2:30 p.m.
If the auditioner has questions or requires further information, the director may be contacted by calling or texting 640-5095 or by e-mailing her at email@example.com.