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Auditions-Sunshine Boys

Auditions for The Adobe Theater's Production of:

Audition Dates (by appointment):

Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Performance Dates:
Friday, June 19, 2015 thru Sunday, July 12, 2015,
with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and
Actors Appreciation Night on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 7:30 pm.

Rehearsals:
Begin on or about May 11, 2015.

Location:
The Adobe Theater
9813 Fourth St
Albuquerque, NM

Description of the play:
The play focuses on aging Al Lewis and Willie Clark, a one-time vaudevillian team known as "Lewis and Clark" who, over the course of forty-odd years, not only grew to hate each other but never spoke to each other off-stage throughout the final year of their act. CBS requests them for a "History of Comedy" retrospective, and the stubborn Clark, who was not ready for retirement and resented Lewis for breaking up the act when he opted to leave show business, is convinced by his nephew Ben to revive one of the old routines one last time. This grudging reunion brings the two back together, along with a flood of memories, miseries and laughs.

Audition Format:
Cold readings from the script.

Roles:
Willie Clark: (m, 60’s, 70’s)
One half of the great vaudeville comedy team, “Lewis & Clark”. Willie is a bitter, sarcastic old man but he hasn’t lost his comedic knack. He’s always dead-on with punch lines and timing. He’s very wrapped up in his own life, and doesn’t show any signs of sentimentality or empathy, yet there’s something wholly endearing about him.

Al Lewis: (m, 60’s, 70’s)
The other half of “Lewis & Clark”. Al is the more timid straight man to Willie’s explosive temperament, yet he can dish it out on an equal level. Where Willie denies the limitations of aging, Al has learned to enjoy his golden years, although it’s obvious he misses his old partner and the good times they shared.

Ben Silverman: (m, 30-45)
Willie’s nephew and agent. Ben cares very much for Willie and really looks up to him. He tries to find work for Willie, but Willie’s age and personality keep sending up roadblocks. A practical, hard-working family man, Ben really didn’t inherit any of his uncle’s sense of comedy.

Eddie: (m, 20-30)
A young Production Assistant. Everything rolls down onto Eddie’s shoulders, and he’s carrying a great weight trying to get this production ready for broadcast. Will understudy for Ben Silverman.

Patient: (m, 60’s-70’s)
This is an actor playing the role of a patient for the TV broadcast. He can be a bit overacted and perhaps come across as a hypochondriac. Will understudy Willie Clark.

Burlesque Nurse: (f, 20-45)
Also a character for the TV show. This character’s purpose is to be the object of lewd sexual jokes. She should be blonde and curvy (think Cathy Moriarty in “Soapdish”).

Registered Nurse: (f, 35-55)
A mature woman. She is savvy and practical, but also thoroughly enjoys her time caring for Willie. She seems to be the only person who breaks through his crusty exterior.

TV Director/Announcer: (m, 60’s-70’s)
Offstage voice. Will understudy Al Lewis and Patient.

Callbacks:
TBD

Production Staff:
Lorri Layle Oliver, Director
Donna M. Barra, Stage Manager

For copies of the script or to schedule an appointment, contact Donna M. Barra, Stage Manager at dmb0857@aol.com.