Off the Square Theatre Company announces auditions for Neil Simon’s farce “Rumors” will be held Monday and Tuesday, March 24 and 25 from 7-9 p.m. at the Majestic Theater in Centerville.
“Rumors” is about four couples who are invited to the elite townhouse of the deputy mayor of New York and his wife to celebrate the hosts’ 10th anniversary. The first couple arrives only to discover the body of the deputy mayor covered in blood, a gun and a suicide note. It is only a flesh wound, but the deputy mayor’s wife is missing and so is the cook, and there is no food! What has happened? And how can they keep all this from getting out to the police and, more importantly, the press? Watch as the evening spins out of control in this laugh-out-loud Neil Simon farce. Arguably Neil Simon’s funniest play.
Director Richard Talbot is seeking 10 actors, five male and five female, for this uproarious comedy. The characters are: Chris Gorman (F) mid 30s; Ken Gorman (M) 30s to 40s; Claire Ganz (F) 30s to 40s; Lenny Ganz (M) 30s to 40s; Cookie Cusack (F) late 40s; Ernie Cusack (M) 40s to 50s; Glenn Cooper (M) 30s to 40s; Cassie Cooper (F) late 20s to early 30s; Officer Welch (M) 40s to 50s; and Officer Pudney (F) late 20s.
Ages are approximate, if you can play older or younger, go for it.
The auditions will be held March 24 and 25 from 7-9 p.m. at the Majestic. Call backs will be held if needed.
All performances will be at the Majestic Theater at 100 N. 13th St. Centerville. Performances for “Rumors” are scheduled for April 25, 26, 27 and May 2, 3 and 4. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m.
For questions call Talbot at (641) 216-8175 or (641) 436-0260.