Things My Mother Taught Me
By Katherine DiSavino
Directed by Will Pullins
This modern day romantic comedy features Gabe and Olivia. They are a young couple that met in college and have been dating for several years. They have just embarked on a new adventure. It includes moving from New York City to an apartment in Chicago where they plan to move in together for the first time. Their trip half way across the country to their new life does not go as planned. The situation becomes even more complicated when their parents show up to help with the moving. Throw in a building super that struggles with the English language and you have the formula for an evening of laughs.
Playwright Katherine DiSavino uses this play to take a look at generational relationships and the lessons we learned from people that raised us. The show is about love and family.
Sunday, February 4, 7:00 PM or Monday, February 5, 7:00 pm
Callbacks: Tuesday, February 6, if necessary.
Theatre doors will open at 6:30 pm each evening for auditions.
Actors auditioning will be asked to read from the script and to share one thing their mother’s taught them. Those auditioning will need to bring a list of any conflicts between February 11-16, and March 5 through the run of the show. They should also bring information about the shows they have done in the previous two years
Olivia Keegan: Stage age late 20’s. Energetic; neat; slightly OCD; an architect.
Gabe Lawson: Stage age late 20’s. A writer; good natured; very much in love; a dreamer.
Max Mirowski: Stage age 40’s to 60’s. Polish accent; building super; a person with connections. (A role for a man or woman)
Wyatt Lawson: Stage age 60’s. Gabe’s father; loves his son, marriage, golf and beer…but not always in that order. He is relaxed and easy going.
Lydia Lawson: Stage age 50’s to 60’s. Gabe’s mother; retired psychologist; always thinking of what is best for her only child; a take charge kind of person. For Lydia cleanliness is next to Godliness.
Karen Keegan: Stage age mid-50’s to late 60’s. Olivia’s mother; works as a lawyer; impeccably dressed; very detailed planner. She and her daughter have issues.
Carter Keegan: Stage age mid-50’s to late 60’s. Olivia’s father; in love with his iphone and most other technology. He and Wyatt are good friends.
Rehearsals & Performances
The show will be presented at Longstreet Playhouse April 27-29 and May 4-6, 2018.
Actors auditioning will be notified concerning casting no later than Friday, February 9. There will be a read through of the script and planning for the show the week of February 11-16. Rehearsals for the show will begin the week of March 5. All rehearsals will be at the Longstreet Playhouse. There will be no more than three rehearsals a week. Long Sunday is April 22.
All rehearsals will be at Longstreet Playhouse north of Danville.
4998 N County Rd 100 E, Pittsboro, IN 46167
CONTACT: Contact the director Will Pullins with any questions about the auditions and the show. He can be reached by phone or text at 765-242-7571, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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