VIRTUAL OPEN AUDITIONS Monday February 22nd 7pm to 9pm
The production is scheduled to be performed before a live audience (limited attendance based on COVID-19 guidelines) at the Bayou Theatre at the University of Houston at Clear Lake April 16th – 25th.
Rehearsals will be held virtually and in person at the CCCT rehearsal facility (following COVID-19 safety precautions) in Nassau Bay.
The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at thirty and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach. Their troubles, grave and yet, somehow, hilarious, are highlighted by their priggish cousin, Chick, and by the awkward young lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of jail while helpless not to fall in love with her. In the end the play is the story of how its young characters escape the past to seize the future—but the telling is so true and touching and consistently hilarious that it will linger in the mind long after the curtain has descended.
Special Auditions being held for:
- Doc Porter – (30-45) – Meg’s old boyfriend. He is still known affectionately as “Doc” although his plans for a medical career stalled and eventually died after he was severely injured in Hurricane Camille.
- Chick – (25-45) – The sisters’ first cousin. She is a very demanding relative, extremely concerned about the community’s opinion of her.
Zoom information and sides will be sent upon receipt of audition form. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
CREW MEMBERS & NEWBIES:
CCCT prides itself as being a place for people who have always wanted to get involved in theatre but never had the chance. We often cast people with little experience – our job is to serve our community by providing an artistic release for everyone. We’d love to have you join us.
Audition nights are a perfect time to come out, meet the director, and express your interest in helping backstage, be it in the role of a stage manager, lights & sound operator, concessions, or whatever else you might like to do.