Expressions Community Theater will be holding auditions for Rumors by Neil Simon. Auditions will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Avenue on Monday and Tuesday, January 27th and 28th, 2020 with the possibility of callbacks on Wednesday, January 29th, 2020.
Please bring a headshot or current photo with you along with your calendar. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Rehearsals will begin Monday, February 3rd and will continue Monday through Thursdays, starting approximately at 6:00 pm. Seven performances will be held on 4/17, 4/18, 4/19, 4/23, 4/24, 4/25, and 4/26.
Rumors is a fast-paced, hilarious farce set in late 1980’s, New York. Character’s arrive at a 10th anniversary dinner party only to find the house staff missing, the hostess nowhere to be found, and host to have attempted suicide … unsuccessfully. There are cover ups, mistaken identities, and plenty of assumptions. What is truth? And what are simply … rumors?
About the Cast:
Chris Gorman (F, mid 30’s) - Chris is nervous and neurotic; some physical comedy required.
Ken Gorman (M, 40’s) - Ken is Chris’ husband; pompous, serious, a know-it-all.
Claire Ganz (F, 30’s -40’s) - Claire is a smart mouth; seemingly amused by everything.
Leonard “Lenny” Ganz (M, 30’s – 40’s) - Lenny is Claire’s husband; foul-mouthed and outspoken; has a 3 page monologue.
Cookie Cusack (F, 40’s) - Cookie is a host of her own cooking show; garish, a bit ditzy and will be expected to deliver quite a bit of physical comedy.
Ernie Cusack (M, 40’s – 50’s) - Ernie is Cookie’s husband; a somewhat quiet and calming presence.
Glenn Cooper (M, 30’s – 40’s) - Glenn is a candidate for the State Senate. The TV cameras love him. He is constantly worried about his image.
Cassie Cooper (F, 30’s) - Cassie is Glenn’s wife, and constantly annoyed by him; believes in the healing power of crystals.
Officer Ben Welch (M, 40-50) - No nonsense cop; has a couple of smaller monologues.
Officer Connie Pudney (F, 20’s) - Welch’s partner. Minimal lines.