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Announcing auditions for BLT's 2019 Summer Teen Show -

Neil Simon's Rumors!

Monday and Wednesday, May 20 and 22, 2019 at 7PM downstairs.

Biloxi LIttle Theatre

220 Lee Street

Biloxi, MS 39530


Auditionees will do cold readings from the script.
Show dates are July 12 – 14 and 19 – 21 (Friday through Sunday both weekends). All teens (13-19) are welcome to audition.


SYNOPSIS:

At a large, tastefully appointed Sneden's Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room, and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken, and wife, Chris, must get "the story" straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.

Characters:

Chris Gorman (F) - Chris is a Beautiful, easily flustered woman in her mid 30s. A lawyer, married to Ken. She recently quit smoking (which drives her to drink a bit more.) but quickly falls off the wagon. (part involves some physical comedy). Frantically tries to maintain normalcy at the party.

Ken Gorman (M) - Ken is Chris’s husband. He is in his 40s and is Charley’s attorney and friend.  A well-to-do lawyer. Wealthy, but by no means pretentious. Takes charge of the situation. Halfway through the show, a gunshot causes his temporary deafness.

Claire Ganz (F) - Claire is late 30s to early 40s. She is an unimpressed smart mouth who is seemingly amused by everything that is going on. Not surprising considering her husband, Lenny. Very concerned with appearances (hers and others’). Starts the play with a swollen lip. Likes to gossip.

Leonard “Lenny” Ganz (M) - Lenny is Claire’s husband and is also in his late 30s to early 40s. He is Charley’s wealthy accountant. Distraught over the recent destruction over his new car. Starts the show with an extreme case of whiplash. Intolerant of the gossipy-lifestyle that he is often involved in. Irascible, sarcastic, very likeable.  Lenny is by far the most outspoken member of the cast. He is also HILARIOUS. (has a 3 page monologue)

Cookie Cusack (F) - Cookie is a host of her own cooking show, in her mid to late 40s, garish, a bit ditzy and a bit absent minded at times. Will be expected to deliver quite a bit of physical comedy.  Suffers from extreme back spasms. Loves her husband very much.

Ernie Cusack (M) - Ernie is Cookie’s husband and Charley’s analyst. He is in his late 40s/early 50s. He is a somewhat quiet and calming presence in the midst of the storm of confusion. – a psychiatrist. Affable, Loves his wife very much. Tries to be as helpful as possible cooking the evening’s dinner.

Glenn Cooper (M) - Glenn is a candidate for the State Senate. He is in his late 30s/early 40s and quite handsome. The TV cameras love him. He is constantly worried about his image. Struggles with placating his wife, who is convinced he is having an affair (which he may or may not be).

Cassie Cooper (F) - Cassie is Glenn’s wife, early 30s, very good looking, and totally nuts! She and Glenn hate each other. She doesn’t want to be there, she is constantly fighting with Glenn and she is constantly threatening divorce.  Obsesses over her husbands’ relationships with other women. Quick to anger. Must rub her quartz crystal to calm herself down.

Officer Ben Welch (M) - No nonsense cop in his 40s-50s.. A city police officer having a rough night. Does not tolerate lying. Sees through the “classy” façade that these high-society types put up. Has a couple of smaller monologues

Officer Connie Pudney (F) - Late 20s rookie cop.  Welch’s partner. A strong but silent type. Minimal lines.