Two nights of auditions kick off on April 18
The Stage Door will close its 2015-2016 Season and its 20-year run in the YMAC building with “Sordid Lives, a black comedy about white trash. Author Del Shores, a master of Texas comedy, is dead on with his colorfully eccentric characters, who teeter on a Bowie knife’s edge between the hilariously improbable and the achingly real.
When Peggy, a good Christian woman, hits her head on the sink and bleeds to death after tripping over her lover’s wooden legs in a motel room, chaos erupts in Winters, Texas . . . and so does the fun.
Show dates for this adult “R” rated comedy are June 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, & 12.
Auditions are set for Monday and Tuesday evening, April 18 and 19 from 7:00-9:30 p.m. at the theater, located at 601 Oak Avenue in Yukon. Call-backs will be Wednesday, April 20 from 7-9 p.m., if needed.
Those interested in the auditioning process can expect cold readings from the script. However, for those who want to get a leg up, the selected cuts will be posted on the theatre’s website – www.stagedooryukon.com. One of the characters, Bitsy Mae Harling, needs to be able to sing and play the guitar (she performs several times throughout the show). For those wishing to audition for this part, please come prepared with at least 16 bars of a country song, accompanied on your guitar.
Those auditioning should bring a copy of their theater resume and a headshot. If no headshot is available, one can be taken at the theater for a minimal $1.00 charge. Also, please bring a list of your conflicts from April 25th through close of show on June 12th. Rehearsals will be Monday through Friday evenings from 7-10:00 p.m.
The play features a cast of 6 adult males and 6 adult females, mostly in their 40’s and 50’s, but those ages can be fudged somewhat. The character of Ty is a young “male model” type in his 20’s.
“Sordid Lives” is being directed by Allison Penn. She was the demented mastermind behind this year’s very successful haunted house at The Stage Door. Although this is her first time to be lead director on a show, she has assisted on several shows, plus she has worked tirelessly behind the scenes and onstage for the past 10 years. Any audition questions or conflicts should be directed to Ms. Penn at 405-642-7932 or email@example.com.
9-14; Sissy and Noletta
22-29; Latrelle, La Vonda, Sissy
56-61; Dr Eve, Brother Boy
76-83; GW, Latrelle, Ty
93-105; Odell, Wardell, GW, Juanita, Noletta and La Vonda
115-119; Latrelle, Juanita, Sissy, LaVonda, Preacher, Bitsy, Brother Boy,Ty, GW