Acme Theater Announces Auditions for:
The Queen Of Bingo By:
Jeanne Michels and Phyllis Murphy
Directed by Dave Sheppard Audition
Dates: Sunday March 8th at 6:30PM and Wednesday March 11th at 7PM
Acme Theater at ArtSpace Maynard
61 Summer Street
May 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 8:00 pm and on Sunday, May 17, at 3:00 pm.
In the tradition of the hilarious Harvey Korman and Tim Conway sketches from the old Carol Burnett Show, comes the stage comedy The Queen of Bingo!
Set at Bingo night in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Battle Creek, Michigan, “The Queen of Bingo” features Babe and Sis, two sisters on the other side of 50, who dish the dirt, giggle like school girls, confess dark secrets and eventually find re-demption. Keeping the balls rattling and the night moving is the smooth talking Bingo Caller. Interacting with the audience and the one in charge is the charming and spirited Asst. Pastor Father Mac.
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN (listed ages mean you should be able to play in that range, not that you have to be in that range) (Body types listed are called for by the script and represent the authors’ intention)
Sis – (50+) – Sis is a naturally slim. Sis is happiest when everything is in it’s place and under control. She is working to be more comfortable in her widowhood. Sis can be brisk and blunt sometimes but has a wonderful caring spirit. She plays bingo for the love of the game.
Babe-(50+) – Babe is naturally heavy. She is hyper-sensitive and can, at times, be loud and not afraid of attention. Babe is normally a very likeable and fun-loving person, but not on this night. She is looking for love but afraid to find it. She plays bingo to win.
Father Francis McKenzie Muldoon – Father Mac is quite charming with a touch of the Blarney. He looks forward to Bingo Night all week long to be on stage. Fa-ther Mac will be interacting throughout the night with the audience, off script. Bingo Caller - is one of those small-town "ladies man" types who deludes himself into thinking every woman in the bingo hall is really there just to see him — or more importantly, to "hear" him. He has a deep, rich voice which, in truth, does ex-ude a certain charm. He is not seen, only heard during the show.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT AUDITIONS Actors will be asked to read from the script, and possibly do an improv exercise. thus knowledge of the play is helpful. Everyone auditioning will be given multiple chances to read.
- Everyone auditioning will be notified of casting outcome via email by March 16.
- Rehearsals will be 3 nights a week based on actors’ availability.
- A casting committee comprising of the Director, Producer and Stage Manager may be at auditions to ensure fairness and efficiency.
- It is Acme's policy not to discuss auditions in detail after they occur.
- If the director believes that a particular role cannot be cast satisfactorily after au-ditions have been held, other actors may be contacted.
- Auditioners are encouraged to review Acme Theater's casting policy at http://www.acmetheater.com/auditions.asp
For more information, feel free to contact director Dave Sheppard directly at firstname.lastname@example.org