Saturday, October 20, 2007

Tucson: Catalina Players Audition, 'King of the Koser Grocer'



Sent: Saturday, October 20, 2007 12:40 PM
Subject: Catalina Players Audition Notice 'King of the Koser Grocer'


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.



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


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