Contented, kindly Mary Haines, a well-off woman living in New York City, is the envy of her friends, boasting a wholesome, happy marriage, adorable children, and a comfortable home. Unfortunately, she is living in a fool’s paradise… which her tactless friend, the gossip-hungry Sylvia Fowler, discovers, when a favored manicurist spills the beans: Mary’s husband Stephen Haines has been nabbed by Crystal Allen, a sultry, gold-digging man-eater, who sets her traps behind the perfume counter at Saks Fifth Avenue. Sylvia arranges, in humiliating fashion, for Mary to hear the tale from that same manicurist, and so Mary’s painful dilemma is created: keep silent, keep her marriage, and condone her husband’s cheating ways…. or divorce him, making way for her rival to step into her place? Filled with strong, colorful, comedic characters, a snappy supporting cast of many dozens, and an abundance of witty dialogue, Clare Boothe Luce’s The Women is juicy, wicked, and full of guilty fun. both a scathing commentary on the life of the superficial, selfish socialite and a knowing, heart-felt depiction of romantic rivalry, toxic friendships, and the thousands of supporting roles women play in offices, salons, and their own lives.
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DRIVING MISS DAISY
DRIVING MISS DAISY, the company that brought you Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Diary of Anne Frank, is holding open auditions for its upcoming production of Driving Miss Daisy on February 12 and 13 from 6 pm - 8 pm.
This 90 minute comedy-drama is a rare opportunity for three actors looking to bring fascinating, multi-dimensional characters to life while exploring themes of race, prejudice, friendship and aging. It will be presented on stage March 24 - April 16, 2017.
Winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Play, Driving Miss Daisy is a warm-hearted, humorous and affecting study of the unlikely relationship between an aging, crotchety white Southern lady, and a proud, soft-spoken black man. The NY Post called it "…a perfectly poised and shaped miniature on the odd-couple theme." In 1989, the play was turned into a movie staring Jessica Tandy, Morgan Freeman and Dan Aykroyd, and has become widely recognized and appreciated (if not loved) by the general public. In fact, the movie version of Driving Miss Daisy was nominated for nine Academy Awards and won four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Actress (Jessica Tandy), and best screenplay (playwright Alfred Uhry).
Coming off the success of its hit productions of Princess Diana, the Musical, It's A Wonderful Life The El Paso Playhouse is eager to get back to its continued success. We hope you’ll come out and audition for Driving Miss Daisy, or tell a fellow actor who may be interested.
Required: Head shot and Resume
The audition will consist of cold readings.
1-2 min monologue either comedic or dramatic are welcomed.
February 12 & 13, 2017