DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, ALL AUDITIONS AND EARLY REHEARSALS WILL BE VIA ZOOM. SCHEDULE YOUR AUDITION APPOINTMENT AT:
You will then be contacted via e-mail with the Zoom link.
Auditions will consist of readings from script, which we will provide via email. (Audition sides are also posted on the website auditions page.) Monologues also welcomed.
All casting will be race/type neutral.
Performances at Morgan Park Academy Arts Center, 2153 W. 111th Street, Chicago on Feb 4 – 7, 2021.
Material to Prepare:
Audition readings can be found at: https://beverlytheatreguild.org/auditions/Auditions
Sunday afternoon, and 2 evenings per week until tech week
Myrtle Mae Simmons: (Age range 18-30) The daughter of Veta Simmons, Myrtle Mae is in her early twenties and still unmarried, a source of concern to her mother.
Veta Simmons: (Age range 35-55) Myrtle Mae's mother and Elwood's sister, Veta considered herself a member of the "better society" of their small town and is a member of the Wednesday Forum, a social club for the ladies of the town. She is, however, slightly embarrassed by her brother.
Elwood P. Dowd: (Age range 35-55) Veta's brother, Elwood is forty-seven years old and owns the family home he lives in with Myrtle and Veta. He is pleasant, loveable, and a friend to everyone. He enjoys his visits to the neighborhood bar but is by no means a drunk.
Miss Johnson: (Age range 18-30) A maid in the Dowd household.
Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet: (Age range 50-80) Sixty-five years old, Mrs. Chauvenet is wealthy and a member of the Wednesday Forum. She also has a marriageable grandson about Myrtle's age.
Ruth Kelly, R.N.: (Age 18-35) Twenty-four years old and pretty, Ruth is head nurse at Chumley's Rest, a sanitarium for mental patients.
Duane Wilson: (Age range 20-50) About twenty-eight years old, large, and muscular, Duane is the sanitarium's attendant and strong arm. He admires Dr. Chumley, perhaps excessively.
Dr. Lyman Sanderson: (Age range 20-35) A young doctor of psychiatry, Dr. Sanderson is quite attractive and has caught Ruth's eye.
Dr. William R. Chumley: (Age range 50-80) In his late fifties, Dr. Chumley is the head of Chumley's Rest. He is a confident, sometimes pompous, man.
Betty Chumley: (Age range 50-80) Dr. Chumley's wife, Mrs. Chumley is a lovely woman about fifty-five years old.
Judge Omar Gaffney: (Age range 40-80) An elderly lawyer, Judge Gaffney represents the estate of Veta and Elwood's late mother.
E.J. Lofgren: (Age range 30-50) A “salt of the earth” cab driver, who ultimately knows more than you would think he does.