June 2 and June 4 at 7 pm
Daphne and Rollie Waters are in financial trouble. Daphne is out-of-work, and Rollie is about to be laid off. With few prospects, Daphne decides that the solution to their economic woes is to enter the world of adult entertainment. With the help of their cameraman friend Alex, Jill, an out-of-work actress, and Bryon, a sexually inexperienced bookie, they begin the innocent, surprisingly sweet and often hilarious process of producing their very own home-made Skin Flick. Opens September 13, 2013 for 4 weekends.
AUDITION DATES: June 2 and June 4 at 7 pm at Acme Theater, 61 Summer Street, Maynard MA. Callbacks if necessary on June 5. Please review Acme’s Casting Policy.
Rollie Waters (Late 40s-50s)
The earnest and good-natured Rollie takes his role as the play’s narrator very seriously, often to the exasperation of the other characters. He wants the audience to believe that he is a take-charge businessman and well-endowed lover. Despite being just laid off from his job, Rollie is creative and a master costumer.
Daphne Waters (Late 40s-50s)
The smart and professional businesswoman Daphne is the driving force behind the skin flick project. She manages setbacks and personalities in an assured, though occasionally exasperated, manner. She loves her husband, but to her regret, their relationship is more comfortable than sexual.
Alex Tratt (Flexible 30s-50s)
Leaning a bit to the seedy side of life, Alex is mainly concerned with beer, gambling, and breasts. A competent cameraman, Alex is the only one familiar with the business of erotic films and tries to keep the project firmly focused on sex.
A struggling actress who is frustrated professionally and in her love life, Jill is desperate for her luck to turn around. Insecure about her body and desperate not to be taken advantage of, Jill agrees to the project only after making demands that give her a piece of the profits and approval of the leading man. World weary and sexually experienced Jill finds herself falling for Byron, who is the opposite of every man she has ever been with.
Byron Hobbs (20s-30s)
Mild-mannered and nebbish nice guy Byron is the son of the legendary local bookie Ol’ Wooden John. Unlike his father he doesn’t have a mean streak and is easily taken advantage of. Byron is also shy and awkward around women. He is both intimidated and enchanted by Jill.
AUDITIONS will consist of cold readings from the script.
NOTE: Despite the title, no nudity will be required. However, the character of Jill does wear revealing clothing.
For more information, contact the director Kevin Nessman at firstname.lastname@example.org