By Del Shores
Directed by Hannah Eckstein
MCT announces auditions for “Sordid Lives” by Del Shores, a black comedy about white trash, directed by Hannah Eckstein. Auditions are Sunday, June 17 at 6:00 pm at Park Hall, 9400 Mill Street, Ben Lomond, and Monday, June 18 at 7:00 pm at Center Stage, 1001 Center Street, Santa Cruz. Callbacks will be Wednesday, June 20 at 7:00 pm at Park Hall.
The show runs from September 21 through October 14, with performances at Park Hall Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm, and one Thursday evening, September 27. Rehearsals will begin in late July and generally run Monday through Thursday evenings.
For the auditions, please prepare a one–two minute comedic monologue. Make us laugh! Auditions and callbacks will also read from the script.
The show takes place in Winters, Texas, so all cast members need to be able to do a west TX accent as needed. All characters are fun real people, not cartoons. Country music is written about their lives. Got boots? Tall hair? Rhinestone shirt? Wear em!
Please also bring your conflicts list with you to auditions and callbacks.
If you cannot attend the scheduled auditions, please contact the director, Hannah Eckstein, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 310-801-0944 to make alternate arrangements for consideration.
Sunday, June 17
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Monday, June 18
Wednesday, June 20
BETSY MAE HARLING M or F 18-80. the guitar playing ex-con singer of country heartache
TY WILLIAMSON M 19 – 35 A beautiful gay man on a journey, Has spent time in New York City
SISSY HICKEY F 50 – 75 the caretaker who picked the wrong day to quit smoking
NOLETA NETHERCOTT F 40 – 50s the lovable angry overweight betrayed housewife
LATRELLE WILLIAMSON F 40’s – 50’s Ty’s uptight, proper mother. La Vonda’s sister
LA VONDA DUPREE. F 40’s – 50’s Latrelle’s liberal minded worldly sister. Ty’s aunt
G.W. NETHERCOTT M 40’s – 50’s distraught legless Vietnam Vet. Noleta’s husband but loved another
WARDELL “BUBBA” OWENS 40’s – 60’s, the former gay-bashing remorseful bartender
ODELL OWENS. M 30’s – 40’s Wardell’s worthless story-telling brother
DR. EVE BOLINGER F 40’s – 50’s, the over-sexed pill popping, alcoholic therapist
EARL “BROTHER BOY” INGRAM M 40’s – 50’s, the Tammy Wynette obsessed transvestite
JUANITA F 50’s – 60’s (possibly Latina) her age is hard to tell. Hard drinking bar fly. Wears very short skirts and very tall hair with eye shadow that doesn’t have to stop at the brows
REV. BARNES M 30’s – 40’s the Southern Baptist Preacher (possibly double cast with ODELL)