Pay Rate: $1,000 for rehearsals and the run and $500 for understudies

Oil Lamp Theater is holding auditions for Never the Bridesmaid by Bill Jepsen.  The production will be directed by Whitney Minarik.  Auditions will be held on Sunday, March 22,  7 – 10 p.m. with callbacks on Sunday, March 29, 7 – 10 p.m.  They will be held at the theater, 1723 Glenview Road, Glenview, IL.

The production will run July 23rd – September 6th with performances Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings and Saturday and Sunday afternoons.  Rehearsals will begin late May and are typically held Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 7 to 10 pm and Saturdays 10 am to 1 pm with the possibility of daytime rehearsals, pending actor availability. Weekday daytime availability is not required. There will be a break in rehearsals the week of July 4.

Maria and Anthony are a pair of twins whose happily-married parents Elmer and Doris are about to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary. Unfortunately, these young adults haven’t shared their parent’s good fortune in life or in love. In fact, they’re both living back at home and their romantic lives have been a bit of a disaster.

Maria has been divorced twice and widowed once. She’s lonely and longs for a loving relationship, but can’t quite get past the idea that she’s a “loser” in love who will never live up to what she sees as her parents’ ideal marriage. But into her world comes Brian, a family friend from childhood who was the best man at her first wedding. Brian has returned home to Chicago and makes a point of reconnecting with his old friend Maria. Could he possibly…?

Maria’s brother Anthony is a literary scholar who has his own problems. He was dumped by his fiancé four years earlier and now he’s so gun-shy and cautious with women that he’s hardly dated since. Perhaps Maria’s close friend Kathleen, a career-oriented young professional, can weave her way into his life in unexpected ways. Might she uncover something special?

We are casting all roles:

Maria: A woman in her early thirties

Anthony: Maria’s twin brother

Elmer: Maria and Anthony’s father, early sixties

Doris: Maria and Anthony’s mother, early sixties

Therese: Maria’s friend, early thirties

Kathleen: Maria’s friend, early thirties

Brian: Anthony’s friend, early thirties

If you are interested and available for this production, please submit your headshot and resume (together in a single PDF file) to Stephen Smith, Associate Artistic Director, at stephen@oillamptheater.org.  If you are invited to audition, we would like to see a contemporary monologue not to exceed 90 seconds.  We ask that you bring a hard copy of your headshot and resume. Compensation will be $1,000 for rehearsals and the run.  There will be understudies for this production and they will be compensated at $500.

To apply for this job email your details to stephen@oillamptheater.org