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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 Joe@memoriesballroom.com 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.

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Memories is excited to announce auditions for “Squirrels in the Attic”

May 21 & 22, 2018 from 6:30 – 9:00 pm.

Those who wish to audition are free to choose one of the nights, there is no need to attend both nights. No prepared audition material will be needed. Auditions will consist of reading from the script.

Scripts may be checked out prior to auditions, but must be returned by Monday, May 12, 2018. If you have any questions, please contact Joe Feustel, Artistic Coordinator by email at joe@memoriesballroom.com or by calling 262-284-6850.

It is requested that those auditioning come prepared with their rehearsal availability and any known conflicts during the 6-8 weeks prior to the opening of the show(s) they are auditioning for. The rehearsal schedule will be developed based upon the availability of the chosen cast. Those wishing to be cast MUST be available for all performances.

Synopsis of the shows, as well as a listing of characters being cast, are listed below.
Memories strongly encourages all interested actors and actresses to audition, regardless of the age and physical descriptions of the characters, as flexibility within casting is always an option.

Synopsis

Lindsay Spencer, a free spirited, single woman in her late twenties, returns to her parents’ apartment after she’s in an auto accident for which her father, Charles Spencer, feels guilty of causing. Charles dotes on his only daughter, but her mother, Florence Spencer, is a more realistic critic of her daughter’s shortcomings. Florence, loving, but ordered, lofty, and patronizing, is dismayed to learn that her husband has invited Lindsay to live with them while she recuperates from the auto accident. When Florence learns that Lindsay’s boyfriend, Claude (an aspiring comedian), is also moving in with them, she is furious. Florence gives Charles an ultimatum: either he uninvites them or Florence is leaving him … for good! The side-splitting conflicts of lifestyles, living arrangements, and Florence’s “secret life” not only bring about a greater understanding between mother and daughter, but also lead to a hilarious conclusion.

Characters

Florence Spencer – (F,50 – 60)

An attractive female in her middle to late fifties. Florence is a strong-minded woman who is used to ruling her roost with minimal interference, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Florence is only somewhat resigned to her adult daughter’s current lifestyle and strives to guide Lindsay in the proper direction at every opportunity.

Charles Spencer (M,50-60)

Florence’s husband of some thirty odd years. He occasionally displays a flash of independence, but overall he understands that Florence runs their lives and he accepts that without serious complaint. He absolutely dotes on their only child, Lindsay, and would grant her any request he possibly could.

Lindsay Spencer (F,20-35)

A cheerful, single young woman in her mid to late twenties who is searching for a life: perhaps, a career or a husband or both – she’s not sure yet. Lindsay is a spontaneous and free-spirited individual who takes each day as it comes and is little concerned about either short or long-range planning.

Claude (M, 20-35) 

A somewhat sullen, self-centered young man in his mid to late twenties who is Lindsay’s current boyfriend. He sweeps up in his parents mortuary, but aspires to be a professional comedian.

Bill Payton (M,50-60)

Charles’s boss and owner of Payton Property Management, Inc. Bill is pompous, pretentious, and condescending. He is used to dominating everyone around him – except for Florence

2018 Performance Dates:

Production dates: Aug 7,8,9 & 14,15,16 – 1:45pm curtain and a 7:45 pm evening performances on Aug 14.

This production will be directed by Elaine Rewolinski and staged in the round.