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Written by Tim Firth
Winner! What's On Stage Award for Best New Comedy 2010
When Annie's husband John dies of leukaemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow WI members to pose nude with them for an "alternative" calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence. The news of the women's charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie's friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-found fame. Based on the true story of eleven WI members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukaemia Research Fund, Calendar Girls opened at the Chichester Festival Theatre and has since become the fastest selling play in British theatre history.
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Real Women Have Curves
Real Women Have Curves” by Josefina Lopez. The play is set in a tiny sewing factory in East Los Angeles and delves into gender politics and the Latina immigrant experience. "Five full-figured Latina women work together in a sewing factory in East Los Angeles. In order to save their business, they must deliver an impossible order in one week. Called a 'Cinderella story' by the LA Times, 'Real Women Have Curves' celebrates women’s real bodies and the power of women working together."
REHEARSALS BEGIN: Week of August 2, 2017
SHOW DATES: September 8– October 1, 2017
SHOW TIMES: Friday–Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2:00pm
DESCRIPTION: Ana, the youngest of five Mexican-American women racing to meet nearly impossible
production deadlines in a tiny sewing factory in East L.A., dreams of getting out of the barrio and going
off to college. A microcosm of the Latina immigrant experience, this comedy celebrates real women's
bodies, the power of women, and the incredible bond that happens when women work together.
ANA: , Sister of Estela, daughter of Carmen. She is a recent high school graduate and a young feminist
ESTELA: Plain-looking, owner of the “Garcia Sewing Factory”
CARMEN: Mother of Ana and Estela. She has a talent for storytelling
PANCHA: Is very mellow in her ways, but quick with her tongue
ROSALI: sweet and easygoing
Head shot and Resume preferred.
The audition will consist of cold readings.
1-2 min monologue either comedic or dramatic are welcomed.
July 30 & 31, 2017