NUTLEY LITTLE THEATRE SCHEDULES AUDITIONS FOR:
THE GINGERBREAD LADY
By NEIL SIMON
Directed by Helen Exel
Audition dates: Sunday June 10 and Monday June 11 at 7:30 pm, both nights.
Call backs – if necessary – will be Wednesday June 13 at 7:30PM. The show will run for ten performances: September 7, 8, 14, 15, 20, 21, and 22 at 8:00 pm; and September 9, 16, and 22 at 2:00 pm
The first show of our 84th season, this hilarious, punchy, tragic and heartbreaking play focuses on Evy Meara, a former singer whose career and marriage were destroyed by alcohol. Having just completed a ten-week stint in a rehab facility, she returns home to the welcome of friends, all misfits who are wounded in their own way and covering up their wounds with booze, makeup and self-deprecation. Evy’s efforts at hosting a birthday party crumble when she falls off the wagon and careens toward a tragic end. Roles available are:
Evy Meara (Female mid 40’s) A sharp-tonged former singer determined to get her life back on track but who hides her frantic inner struggle with her alcoholism behind a false sense of confidence and comedic wit.
Polly Meara (Female 14-18) Evy’s daughter who sometimes possesses her mother’s sharp tongue. She has a maturity and wisdom uncommon among most girls her age.
Toby Landau (Female 40ish) One of Evy’s closest friends. An aging beauty obsessed with maintaining her sex appeal. Underneath her layers of makeup, she is a vulnerable woman terrified of growing older.
Jimmy Perry (Male 30-50) Evy’s other best friend. A disgruntled New York actor who is neurotic, self-absorbed, irritable but genuinely good at heart. He is not entirely out of the closet, but makes no attempt to hide his homosexuality.
Lou Tanner (Male mid 30’s) Evy’s scruffy but attractive ex-boyfriend. A struggling musician who’s looking to get Evy back in his life.
Manuel (Male 18-20’s exaggerated Latino accent required) A self-assured delivery boy who takes pride in his status as a hardworking immigrant.
Please contact the director at email@example.com for more information or for advance copies of the sides to be read at auditions. Rehearsals will begin the week of June 17 and scheduling will be mindful of summer vacation schedules wherever possible.
Auditions will be held at: Nutley Little Theatre, 47 Erie Pl, Nutley, NJ