by Marc Palmieri
directed by Scott McWhirter
After stumbling upon a production of Shakespeare in the park, landscaper Bob Malone returns home inspired to write a play about his marriage. He hires two reluctant New York theatre professionals to stage the play in his garage, with a few colorful locals. What begins as a formulaic showbiz farce, takes an unexpected swerve toward heartbreak. And borrowing a neat trick from Shakespeare, Palmieri tops off this comedy with a nicely bittersweet finish.
BOB MALONE (40s) – Owner of a landscaping company; inspired to write a play about his marriage; trying to make sense of love and loss.
KAREN MALONE (late 30s) – married to Bob 10+ years; frustrated; a nagging wife who would rather not nag; she smiles at the end of the play.
DODD (30s -50s) – hired to direct Bob’s play; passionate about his art; desperate for funding; still has a thing for his former fling, Victoria.
VICTORIA (around 30) – hired to star in Bob’s play; currently out of work actress; Dodd’s former fling; has a side to her that is quite real and down to earth.
PETE (mid 20s) – a current employee at Bob’s company; a bit dimwitted at times; recruited to act in Bob’s play.
ALLY (around 20) – Pete’s sister; quirky; acting in the play too.
FRANK (70s) – Karen’s elderly father; hard of hearing; handy with electronics
Fridays & Saturdays, Sept 8–30 at 8 pm
Sunday Matinee, Sept 17 at 3 pm
Link to our audition form: theatresouthwest.org/auditionform.pdf
Auditions will consist of cold reading from the script. Please bring a résumé and headshot. Actors are encouraged to attend both nights of auditions.
If you have any questions, please contact Scott McWhirter at [email protected]