Rumors

Written by Neil Simon
Directed by Denise Hughes

 

Auditions:

January 22, 2021 @ 1-5pm

 

Where:

Jewel Box Theatre

321 NW 36th St.

Oklahoma City, OK, 73118

(Northeast Side of Parking Lot)


Rehearsals Begin: Feb 15

Performances: March 17 - April 3

 

All are welcome to attend! Please bring a headshot and resume with you, and we will have you fill out an application upon arrival. You will be asked to read scenes from the show, otherwise nothing else will need to be prepared and advance signup is not necessary. Callbacks will take place at the same time the following day, by invite only.

We encourage you to read the play ahead of time. You can temporarily check out a script from our office…

 

 

E: jbt.boxoffice@gmail.com

P: 405-521-1786

 

 

Description:
“At a large, tastefully-appointed Sneden's Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room, and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken, and wife, Chris, must get ‘the story’ straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.

 

Character breakdown:
4 female presenting, 4 male presenting, 2 any gender

 

Chris Gorman (f, 30s-50s) - Ken’s elegant and attractive wife. A bit high strung.

 

Ken Gorman (m, 30s-50s) - A well-spoken, handsome attorney. A bit high strung.

 

Claire Ganz (f, 30s-50s) - Attractive, yet a bit of a gossip-monger. A Westchester, New York housewife type.

 

Lenny Ganz (m, 30s-50s) - An accountant who has just wrecked his brand new BMW. Irascible, sarcastic, and very likable.

 

Ernie Cusack (m, 40s-60s) A smug psychiatrist.

 

Cookie Cusack (f, 40s-60s) A cooking show host with a bad back. She had a very dramatic, physical personality.

 

Glenn Cooper (m, 30s-50s) - An ambitious, polished man preparing for a run for the state senate. A Kennedy-type.

 

Cassie Cooper (f, 20s-30s) - A jealous type who believes in the healing power of crystals.

 

Officer Welch (m/f, 40s-50s) - A vigorous, straight-talking, veteran police officer.

 

Officer Pudney (m/f, 20s-30s) - A rookie cop.

 

 

 

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