Play On! Written by Rick Abbott and directed by Jacob Menke, is a 1980’s farce about a small-time theater company trying desperately to put on a play in spite of maddening interference from an intrusive playwright who keeps revising the script. Act 1 is a rehearsal of the dreadful show, Act 2 is the near disastrous dress rehearsal, and Act 3 is the actual performance, in which anything that can go wrong, does.
Play On! Has a cast of 10. The characters are:
Aggie Manville: A stage manager and prompter
Gerry Dunbar: A community theatre director
Henry Benish (Lord Dudley): A character actor
Polly Benish (Lady Margaret): A character actress
Smitty Smith (Doris the Maid): A supporting player
Saul Watson (Doctor Rex Forbes): A villain
Billy Carewe (Stephen Sellers): A juvenile
Violet Imbry (Diana Lassiter): An ingenue
Louise Peary: A sound/lighting/scenic technician
Phyllis Montague: A novice playwright in the community
This Saturday, June 19th at 2pm-5pm: Callbacks.
Read Through and Script handouts: June 26th at 2pm-5pm.
Rehearsals will start July 26th, and be every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday until we reach September. If you have conflicts, be sure to let me know at auditions and we may be able to work out a compromise!
Otherwise we start rehearsals the last week of July, and they continue into August for 3 days a week, Monday Wednesday and Friday. The first week of September we move into rehearsals everyday until tech week. Please let me know if you think this schedule works for everyone! I want to start advertising for auditions asap so people know that it’s this week.
AGGIE: Krystal Talos, Paige Kim
GERRY: Lowen Jeffery
HENRY: Caden Higgins
*POLLY: Sabrina Heim, Kaia Podd
*SMITTY: Naomi Jaskowiak, Skylar Saucedo
SAUL: Houston Aniol
BILLY: Grayson Garcia
*VIOLET: Arlan Visser, Paige O’Neal
*LOUISE: Kiki Lothian, Ella Acciacca
*PHYLLIS: Grace Cross, Danielle Edwards
Assistant Directors: Kaya Miller, Genevieve Perry
*means the role is double cast.
One cast will perform Thursday/Saturday and the other will perform Friday/Sunday.