Audition Notice: Perfect Arrangement
Audition Dates: Sun. Jan. 12 - 2:00pm, Mon. Jan 13, 2020 - 7:00pm, Sun. Jan. 19 - 2:00pm
AUDITIONS FOR MONDAY JANUARY 13th HAVE BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO ROAD CONDITIONS!!!!
Location: Surrey Little Theatre, 7027 184th St, Surrey
Production Dates: April 23-May 30, 2020. Shows Thursday to Sunday. Please note, there will be a two week break between performances from May 14th to 27th. During this time there will be a tbd performance at the Fraser Valley Zone Festival, and subsequent rehearsals before the 27th. Should the production win at Zone Festival, the play will go to Mainstage in Port Alberni the first week of July. Actors MUST be available for both festivals if needed.
This is a non-equity production. No appointment is required to audition.
Audition protocol: cold read from script
The Play: Perfect Arrangement, by Topher Payne, directed by Cathie Young
- Georgetown. Washington, D.C. As the Red Scare looms large, two State Department employees, Bob and Norma, receive orders to expose moral turpitude within the government. But the coworkers are both gay and have married each other's partners, Millie and Jim, in a picture-perfect façade of domestic, mid-century bliss separated, literally, by a shared closet door. Inspired by true stories of social survival, this bubbly cocktail party-meets-TV sitcom simmers into poignant realism as the four mates face exposure and a future more gray than Technicolor.
Roles: 3 men, 4 women
Bob Martindale – 30s – 40s. A WWII war veteran, reserved. A bit bookish, but a solid man’s man. Good humoured and well mannered
Millie Martindale – late 20s – 30s. Bob’s wife. Plays the “ditzy wife” when people are in the house but actually very quick-witted and observant. Smart enough to maintain the act.
Norma Baxter – 30s. The knowing, efficient, classy dame. A secretary at the State Department who could just as easily be Secretary of State. A wise woman who is great with a wise-crack and level-headed in a bind.
Jim Baxter – 20’s – 30s. Norma’s husband. A prankster type, always ready with a comeback. A high school teacher with lots of energy. A little wired, good with a plan.
Theodore Sunderson – 40s – 50s. The boss. Bombastic, loud, a bit overbearing. A patriotic windbag.
Kitty Sunderson – 40s. Ted’s wife. Legitimately ditzy. Her brain seems to work on a totally different wavelength than the rest of the world. Very sweet and very genuine. Just doesn’t quite “get it”.
Barbara Grant – 40s. A formidable opponent. No nonsense, beautiful, brilliant and a little scary.