Catalina Players Announces
Open Call Auditions
The King of the Kosher Grocers
By Joe Minjares
Directed by Ed Ortiz
This warm-hearted comedy about 3 diverse men shows hope for the races and generations. Jamar goes to college and works for Izzy Silver’s market, formerly a kosher deli now selling collard greens and tortillas. After 50 years, city inspectors are threatening to close Silvers’ Market, but Jamar, Billy & Chavez scheme to defy the bureaucrats and bring the store to profitability. Nostalgic humor and the unrelenting sarcasm of familiar friends highlight this comedy about a time when human values supersede monetary concerns.
Monday, Oct. 29th & Tuesday, Oct 30th from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Christ Presbyterian Church, 6565 E. Broadway
(Between Wilmot & Kolb)
January 11, 2007 thru February 2, 2007 (4 weekends)
Performances held at Academy Hall, Tucson.
Ed Ortiz, Director 520-730-4775
Priscilla Marquez, Producer 520-304-9171
Izzie Silvers – 70s. A 2nd generation Russian Jew.
Hardworking, spry and quick-witted.
Has caustic sense of humor, impatient but has a
heart of gold.
Elvis Mooney – 70s. Tall, lanky African American.
Tired, reserved and lonely. His quick
temper often betrays his usually demure
Joe Chavez – 70s. Born in Mexico, raised in Texas.
Speaks with a slight accent. He is
feisty, lovable and very sensitive.
Jamar Mooney – 19. Grandson of Elvis.Charming yet intense.
His dreams put fire in his eyes.
Billy Moss – 20s. Jamar’s best friend. Dynamic and goes through
life full blast.
Lenora Kaufman – 30s-50s. Overly officious City Electrical Inspector.
Cynical and devious. No one likes her.
Earl Lewis – 50s. Head Inspector. Under his rough exterior is a good
ole boy who never takes things too seriously.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE AUDITIONS:
No preparation needed. Cold readings from the script. For the 3 lead roles, we are looking to cast actors who can be cosmetically aged to look in their 70s. However, senior actors that fit the role according to the directors vision will be given preferential consideration. All are welcome to audition. Call with any questions