Your Theatre, Inc. is holding auditions July 22 and 23 (Mon and Tue) at 7pm for all roles in the upcoming 2019-2020 Season production of The Gingerbread Lady by Neil Simon. The performances run from January 9 to January 19, 2020.
Auditions are held in the playhouse located in St. Martin's Church/Hall complex, 136 Rivet Street at Country Street, in New Bedford. The auditions are open to all actors over the age of 16. There is an Audition Package available for download on the web site at yourtheatre.org.
Director Eric R. Paradis of Fairhaven is casting all roles. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
Evy Meara: Female, 40-60 yrs old. Charming but edgy, with a quick biting wit. Requires an energetic performance relying on comic timing and ability to range emotions.
Polly Meara: Female, 18-30. Well put together yet innocent daughter of protagonist who "plays the adult" in the family. Requires not only a soft touch but the ability to help the audience sympathize with her family issues.
Jimmy Perry: Male, 25-45. Funny, but an actor who's career has seen better days and seems to be winding down. Requires a quick wit with good physicality to suit the humorous dialog he engages in.
Toby Landau: Female, 40-60. Self absorbed glamour pot that is a staple on the NYC "scene". Requires strong comedic timing and a dry sense of humor and delivery; also an actor able show how vulnerable she really is, as well.
Lou Tanner: Male, 30-45. Ex boyfriend of Evy. Musician who's lack of success doesn't seem to quell his thirst for women. Abusive and conniving, he helped Evy down her steep spiral to trouble.
Manuel: Male, 15-40. Young delivery person. Requires the ability to tastefully deliver an "ethnic" character and show us a flirty side.
In the wake of Neil Simon's passing in 2018, what better way to celebrate his work than to stage one of his most uncommon gems, a dark comedy that finds the humor in life's biggest challenges. In The Gingerbread Lady we follow Evy, who has experienced her fair share of challenges, including a recent rehab stint, and yet manages to take us on a ride of humorous proportions! Weaving through fast-paced scenes in a 1960's New York apartment, she must navigate her daughter's straight-laced leanings, her best friend's struggles with vanity, the desperation of a washed up actor friend, and her ex-lover who throws yet more fuel to the fire. From tragic and touching, the dark wit of this piece will keep you laughing through life's curveballs.
Your Theatre celebrates diversity and seeks people of all backgrounds regardless of age, race, creed, or national origin. All are welcome!
Experience is not necessary; just the desire to participate and share the experience of live theatre and the enjoyment of collaborating with other talented individuals.This press release is about The Gingerbread Lady