Monday, August 08, 2011

Tucson: Arizona Rose Theatre Co. - AUDITIONS


From: Brandon Howell []
Sent: Monday, August 08, 2011 11:46 AM
Subject: Arizona Rose Theatre Co. - AUDITIONS




August 13th, 2011 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm

at the Berger Performing Arts Center - 1200 W. Speedway Blvd

Please have a prepared monologue - You may also be asked to read.

For the upcoming production of:


written by William Inge

Production will run October 15th - October 23 - Rehearsals will begin early September


The play is set in a diner about 30 miles west of Kansas City in early March 1955. A freak snowstorm has halted the progress of the bus, and the eight characters (five on the bus) have a weather-enforced layover in the diner from approximately 1 to 5 a.m. Romantic or quasi-romantic relationships ensue between Grace and Carl, Professor Lyman and Elma and Cherie and Bo. Virgil and Will are the older authority figures outside the relationships.



Grace Hoylard:

Owner of the diner, a "grass widow". She is fortyish, and pretty in a fading, hard-bitten way. She has a passionate side to her nature, loving a good fight and the attentions of a good man.


Elma Duckworth:

An intelligent, but naive and impressionable high school girl. She is Grace's waitress.


Will Masters:

The local sheriff. Tough as nails and brusque in manner, but goodhearted and a staunch Christian, described as a "deacon

of his church". A highly "moral" man in the general sense of the word.


Dr. Gerald Lyman:

A college philosophy professor who is articulate and charming but cannot hold a position, partially due to his resistance to any kind

of authority, and partially due to his unfortunate taste for young women. He also has an obvious drinking problem.


Cherie :

A pretty young woman who comes from a difficult "hill folk" background, and has left her innocence far behind. She is an aspiring

nightclub singer, but has never worked in any establishment above the level of "cheap dive".


Bo Decker :

A brash young cowboy with boorish manners that hide a naivete almost as profound as Elma's. He has convinced himself that

Cherie will be his bride, though Cherie wants nothing to do with him.


Virgil Blessing:

An older, wiser cowboy who has become a father figure to Bo (who was orphaned at the age of ten) as well as Bo's head ranch



Carl :

The bus driver, who has an ongoing "just passing through" relationship with Grace.


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