kill joy

Killjoy by Jerry Mayer

A Romantic Comedy Thriller

Audition Dates:

Monday Sept. 17 & Tuesday Sept. 18, 2018

6:30 pm until 8:30 pm

Memories – 1077 Lake Drive, Port Washington WI 53074

Auditions will consist of reading from the scripts. No need to prepare anything ahead of time. Scripts are available to read prior to auditions but must be returned by Friday Sept 14th. Contact Joe Feustel, Artistic Coordinator at or 262-284-6850 with any questions.

Character Descriptions

3M – 3W 

CAROL – Early to mid 40s; attractive; decent; romantic and a devoted mother. She’s eager to get on with her life after a tortured twenty-four-year marriage to Victor, that ended in divorce a year ago.

VICTOR – Early to mid 50s; Carol’s ex-husband; successful; egocentric; competitive; opinionated and a bully. Even so, it’s important that we find him amusing. Victor is the “Killjoy” of this piece and obviously the one responsible for the breakup of the marriage.

VICKI – 20s; Carol and Victor’s daughter; painfully honest; blunt; practical. She is determined to have a more successful marriage than her parents had, when she gets married.

SONNY – 20s; Carol and Victor’s son; negative and unsure of himself, but he keeps trying, even though he’s intimidated by life in general and Victor in particular. He’s a potentially tragic figure, but things turn out great for Sonny, so feel free to laugh at his problems.

RICK – 30s-40s; Victor’s lawyer; handsome; sexy; confident. It’s important that Rick seem like a nice guy and not your average obnoxious lawyer.

CLAUDIA – 30s; Victor’s new young wife; lovely; intelligent; wholesome.  Definitely not a dumb blonde.

FATHER MULCAHY – Carol’s dream-inspired father-confessor and advisor (with an attitude), who she alone sees in her mind.

Show synopsis:

Here is an unpredictable, hilarious romantic comedy/thriller with witty dialogue and fascinating characters. Carol is being driven crazy by her charming monster of an ex-husband, Victor, and his new wife, who employ every trick in the book to end Carol’s thousand dollar a week alimony. Carol’s quirky kids work at Victor’s pasta restaurant chain, and Carol is sure Victor is bullying her son into an early grave. When Carol has a passionate affair with Victor’s lawyer, they decide Victor has to die and the audience cheers its agreement.

Performance Dates:

Friday Nov 2 – Evening, Saturday Nov 3 – Evening, Sunday Nov 4 – Matinee

Friday Nov 9 – Evening, Saturday Nov. 10 – Matinee and Evening, Sunday Nov 11 – Evening.