5/7 - OVER THE LEDGE THEATRE ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR TWO OF ITS 2018 SHOWS!
Monday, May 7 at 7-10pm
1ST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH,
510 W Ottawa St, Lansing, MI 48933
NORMA & WANDA
By Jeff Daniels
Directed by Adam Carlson
Performances: August 2-5 and 9-12 at Ledges Playhouse in Fitzgerald Park in Grand Ledge
Rehearsals begin mid-June.
NORMA & WANDA is tale of sibling rivalry involving two very different sisters as they get themselves into an outrageous pickle with an old high school boyfriend, a chaotic church social and a secret family recipe for Christmas sausage. An adult farce both wacky and a little dark underneath.
“A thoroughly delightful look at love, family relationships and forgiveness – while insightfully exploring the deep, dark secrets that exist within us all.”
NORMA RANDOLPH – a housewife, 40s
WANDA DEMBROWSKI – Norma's sister, 40s
MARY SUE THORNBERRY – Norma's friend from church, 30s-40s
PAULIE PERKINS – a former high school classmate, 40s
MEL RANDOLPH – Norma's husband, 40s-50s
A LOCAL MAN – 30s
For further information on the play contact Adam Carlson at email@example.com
DANCING AT LUGHNASA
By Brian Friel
Directed by Mary Job
Performances– Sept. 6-9 and 13-16 at Ledges Playhouse in Fitzgerald Park in Grand Ledge
Rehearsals begin July 22 (TBA read-throughs in May/June.)
Set in Ireland in the late summer of 1936, in the fictional town of Ballybeg, DANCING AT LUGHNASA is a memory play told from the perspective of the adult Michael Evans, about his mother and four aunts. Kate, the eldest, is a schoolteacher; Agnes and Rose knit gloves and help keep house with Maggie and Christine (Michael's mother), who have no income at all. Their older brother, Jack, a Catholic missionary priest who has worked Ugandan leper colony for the last 25 years, has also recently returned home, suffering from malaria. Meanwhile Michael's father, Gerry, charming and completely unreliable, pops in and out, keeping Christina on tenterhooks. Lughnasa won a Tony Award for Best Play, the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play in 1991 and 1992.
“A bewitching evocation of the past. … Intoxicating nostalgia and the sorrow of unvarnished reality go hand in hand.”
AVAILABLE ROLES: The roles of Michael, Kate, Maggie and Father Jack have been precast and will be played by Joe Dickson, Gini Larson, Shannon Bowen and Doak Bloss respectively.
AGNES – (35) The 3rd Mundy sister, she ekes out a living doing hand knitting piecework along with her younger sister, Rose. Protective of Rose, secretly in love with Gerry Evans.
ROSE – (32) Lively, frank and naive, Rose is what would have been described in the 1930’s as “simple”. She is sheltered by Agnes.
CHRISTINE – (26) The youngest of the Mundy sisters and the unwed mother of Michael. Torn between her attraction for Gerry and her knowledge of his unreliability. Stern with Michael.
GERRY EVANS – (33) Michael’s father. Charming, likeable and completely unreliable.
For further information or perusal scripts – contact mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.