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The Walpole Footlighters are pleased to announce auditions for their winter production of Radium Girls by D.W. Gregory, directed by Marianne Phinney, on Sunday and Monday, October 22 and 23, at 7:30 PM at the Footlighters Playhouse, 2 Scout Road, East Walpole, Mass. Callbacks, if needed, will be on Tuesday, October 24 at 7:30 PM.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Show dates are February 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, and 17 at 8:00 PM and February 11 and 18 at 2:00 PM. Rehearsals are tentatively scheduled for Sundays, Tuesday, and Thursdays.
The cast calls for 4 to 5 men and 5 women. Additional actors may be cast as appropriate.
Go to Signup Genius to select an audition time: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0F4CAEA729AB9-auditions
In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage—until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. Her chief adversary is her former employer, Arthur Roeder, an idealistic man who cannot bring himself to believe that the same element that shrinks tumors could have anything to do with the terrifying rash of illnesses among his employees. As the case goes on, however, Grace finds herself battling not just with the U.S. Radium Corporation, but with her own family and friends, who fear that her campaign for justice will backfire. Written with warmth and humor, Radium Girls is a fast-moving, highly theatrical ensemble piece for 9 to 10 actors, who play more than 30 parts—friends, co-workers, lovers, relatives, attorneys, scientists, consumer advocates, and myriad interested bystanders. Called a "powerful" and "engrossing" drama by critics, Radium Girls offers a wry, unflinching look at the peculiarly American obsessions with health, wealth, and the commercialization of science.
Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or to director Marianne Phinney at email@example.com.
The main characters are:
Grace Fryer, a dial painter. Age 15 at the start of the play, 26 at the close
Katheryn Schaub, a dial painter, Grace Fryer’s friend
Irene Rudolph, Katheryn’s cousin
Sob Sister (Nancy Jane Harlan), a tabloid reporter for the New York Graphic
Katherine Wiley, executive director, New York Consumer’s League
Arthur Roeder, President of the U.S. Radium Corporation
C.B. “Charlie” Lee, Vice president, later President of U.S. Radium Corp
Tom Kreider, Grace’s boyfriend
Edward Markley, Counsel for U.S. Radium Corporation
Dr. Von Sochocky, founder of U.S. Radium Corporation, inventor of luminous paint
All actors except those playing Grace Fryer and Arthur Roeder will play multiple roles and members of the public.
The Walpole Footlighters are proud to announce the cast for The Savannah Sipping Society:
Randa: Cindy Bell
Dot: Kay Blaha
Marlafaye: Cindy Wegel
Jinx: Barbara Schapiro
Thank you to all who auditioned!
The Walpole Footlighters are pleased to announce auditions for our fall play, The Savannah Sipping Society by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten, directed by Barbara Pettis. Auditions will take place on Thursday, June 22nd at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, June 25th at 6:00 p.m., with call backs if needed on Monday, June 26th at 7:00 p.m. at the Footlighters Playhouse at 2 Scout Road, East Walpole, MA.
Auditions will consist of readings from the script and a monologue. Bring a prepared monologue (not from the play) or one will be provided.
Rehearsals will start in late August and will be 3 nights a week. Show dates are October 20, 21, 27, 28, November 3, 4 at 8:00 p.m. and October 29, November 5 at 2:00 p.m.
The cast consists of four women (southern/western) ages 50 to 70.
In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate and an impromptu happy hour and decide it's high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they've lost through the years. Over the course of six months, filled with laughter, hilarious misadventures, and the occasional liquid refreshment, these middle-aged women successfully bond and find the confidence to jumpstart their new lives. Together, they discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment and most importantly, realize it's never too late to make new old friends.
Randa Covington: A perfectionist and workaholic, is struggling to cope with a surprise career derailment that, unfortunately, reveals that she has no life and no idea how to get one.
Dot Haigler: Still reeling from her husband's recent demise and the loss of their plans for an idyllic retirement, faces the unsettling prospect of starting a new life from scratch in a new town, and all alone.
Marlafaye Mosley: Earthy and boisterous, a good ol Texas gal, has blasted into Savannah in the wake of
losing her husband to a twenty-three-year-old dental hygienist. The strength of her desire to establish a new life is equaled only by her desire to wreak a righteous revenge on her ex.
Jinx Jenkins: Also new to town, a spunky ball of fire, offers her services as a much-needed life coach for these women. However, blinded by her determination and efforts to get their lives on track, she over-looks the fact that she's the one most in need of sage advice.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or the director at (508) 528-9134.
For all auditions, please bring a headshot and resume, if possible. Please download and complete our audition form or come prepared to fill out the form before the audition starts, including scheduling conflicts.
The Walpole Footlighters are pleased to announce the cast of Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon.