January 16 @ 6:30pm

This is the romantic comedy 'Mom’s Gift', written by Phil Olson, now in pre-production. We are hoping to hear from interested performers. Like you!
Performance dates: Apr 12, 13, 20, 26, 27, 28 matinee May 3, 4, 10, 11, 12 matinee, 17 18.

Casting (2m, 4f)
KAT - 30. The older sister. Plain, extremely smart. Acerbic, but vulnerable and sympathetic. More playfully sarcastic than mean spirited. Especially with Mom.
MOM - 60. Good sense of humor. Deeply caring. A cynical Vikings fan.
DAD - 60. A doctor. Nice guy. Reserved. Holds cards close to the vest.
BRITTNEY - 22. The younger sister. Pretty. A Hooters Girl. Peppy, ditzy, sincere, genuine, not sarcastic.
TRISH - 45. Pretty. A nurse. Kind.
KEVIN - 30. Neighbour growing up. Good looking, successful business person, jock in high school.
MRS. NORQUIST - 70's. Neighbour. A little loopy. (this can be a duel role if just using a voice)
If you see yourself in one of these roles please contact either Bryen Stoddard or Susan Monro and we’ll set up a time to meet with you alone or in a group!
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Looking for actors with good comedic timing. Please be familiar with concept of the play and the characters. If you audition, be prepared to read for all characters in your gender (you are not obligated to accept roles offered). All roles are open.

 

Auditions Dates: Wednesday, February 13, 7pm and Sunday, February 17, 4pm

(Please arrive 15 minutes prior to audition time to fill out audition form. If you would like to audition but cannot make either of these dates, please contact the Director, Junie Hutchinson, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..)

 

Performances Dates: May 31, June 1, 7, 8, 9 matinee, 14, 15, 16 matinee, 21, 22.

Rehearsal times to be determined, but will be twice a week, increasing to three times a week as we get closer to opening night. Tech week will be May 25 – May 30. Dress Rehearsal will be Wednesday, May 29. Attendance during Tech week and at Dress Rehearsal mandatory.

 

Time period: 1965

 

Synopsis:

At Oscar Madison’s weekly poker night in his messy New York City apartment, his poker buddies are concerned that their friend Felix Ungar has gone missing. When Felix arrives, he is suicidal over his impending divorce, and accepts an offer to move in with Oscar. Felix drives Oscar crazy with his obsessions and chronic neatness. Oscar tries to get him out of his funk by arranging a double date with two British neighbours, Cecily and Gwendolyn. When the plan backfires, and Felix grows even more despondent, his friendship with Oscar is put to the test and ultimately teaches both friends about their effect on each other.

Roles Available:

1. Oscar Madison (40s to 50s, lead role: 4 scenes, 456 lines) – A carefree, slovenly sportswriter who lives alone in a large NYC apartment. Divorced with small children.

2.  Felix Unger (40s to 50s, lead role: 4 scenes, 386 lines) – A television news writer. A fussy, hypochondriacal man who knows that he is difficult to live with but cannot—or will not—make any concessions or compromises.

3. Gwendolyn Pigeon (30s to 40s, supporting role: 2 scenes, 66 lines) – Oscar and Felix's giggly upstairs neighbour, one of a pair of British sisters. She is a secretary for a health club and a widow.

4. Cecily Pigeon (30s to 40s, supporting role: 2 scenes, 57 lines) – Oscar and Felix's giggly upstairs neighbour, one of a pair of British sisters. She is a secretary for a health club and a divorcée. 

5. Speed (40s to 60s, supporting role: 3 scenes, 64 lines) – One of Oscar and Felix’s poker buddies. A compulsive gambler. Gruff and sarcastic, often picking on Vinnie and Murray. 

6. Murray (40s to 60s, supporting role: 3 scenes, 118 lines) - A New York City policeman, one of Oscar and Felix's poker buddies. Soft-hearted. Married.

7. Roy (40s to 60s, supporting role: 3 scenes, 64 lines) – One of Oscar and Felix’s poker buddies. Oscar's accountant. Roy has a dry wit but is less acerbic than Speed. Married.

8. Vinnie (30s to early 50s, supporting role: 3 scenes, 66 lines) – One of Oscar and Felix’s poker buddies. Vinnie is mild-mannered and henpecked, making him an easy target for Speed's verbal barbs. Married with children.

NOTE: Since we are a community theatre, everyone, including the Director, is a volunteer. Therefore, it is crucial for actors and crew members alike to assist with set construction, painting, gathering props and costumes, etc. Attendance during tech week and all performances is mandatory (barring illness, family emergency).