Auditions

2017 Season

The Season of "Change".

Our next audition:

 

Come Back to the Five & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
by Ed Graczyk

Directed by John Ewing

WHEN
Sunday, May 21, 2017 @ 7:00PM
Second Round and Callbacks: Monday, May 22, 2017 @ 8:00PM

WHERE
Mesa Verde High School (look for signs on campus)
7501 Carriage Dr, Citrus Heights, CA 95621
Call 415-963-2442 if you have any issues.

PLOT
In a small town dime store in West Texas, the "Disciples of James Dean" gather for their twentieth reunion. Now middle-aged women, they were teenagers when Dean filmed Giant two decades ago in nearby Marfa. One of them, an extra in the film, has a child whom she says was conceived with Dean during the shoot. The ladies' congenial reminiscences mingle with flash backs to their youth; then the arrival of a stunning but familiar stranger sets off a series of confrontations that smash their delusions and expose bitter disappointments.

ROLES
Juanita (40s+)- Owner of the Five & Dime. A simple Texas woman who is guided by her religious convictions.

Mona (30s-40s)- Seemingly fragile; she prefers to live in a dream world rather than the real one. Has remained in this small town and changed very little in 20 years.

Mona (THEN) (teens-30's)- Naïve, deeply romantic; imagines herself as different and better than the small town people she grew up around.

Sissy (30s-40s)- Vivacious, outgoing with a quick, sarcastic wit. On the surface, she is only concerned about her attractiveness and having a good time, but she has unexpected depths.

Sissy (THEN) (teens-30's)- A young woman with big plans to escape her humdrum life. Extremely aware of her sexuality, she has a “reputation” as the town tramp.

Joe (teens-30s)- He does NOT fit into the small town and struggles to find his place in the world. Sensitive, confused, he’s an outcast to everyone except Mona and Sissy.

Joanne (30s-50s)- Mysterious visitor who comes to the reunion with a big secret. Sensual, escaped west Texas to live a very different kind of life.

Stella Mae (30s-50s)- One of success stories of McCarthy, she has done well with her life – at least financially. She is loud and boisterous, but her obnoxious behavior covers some deep longings.

Edna Louise (30s-40s)- Pregnant with her seventh child. Shy, awkward, but extremely sweet-natured.

Errant Phoenix is committed to casting actors who can “embody” these characters, not necessarily “look like” them. All ages, types, sizes, genders, and colors are welcome!

*Because the characters reside in West Texas, a southern dialect is requested.

PERFORMANCE DATES
August 4,5,6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20

SIDES

Sides are available now!

Side 1: Edna Louise, Stella, Sissy

Side 2: Mona, Juanita

Side 3: Mona (then), Joe

Side 4: Mona (then), Juanita

Side 5: Sissy, Joann, Stella Mae, Mona, Juanita, Edna Louise

Side 6: Sissy, Joanne

Side 7: Sissy, Juanita, Mona

Side 8: Sissy (then), Mona (then)

 

AUDTION FORMS
Audition forms are also available now: https://www.dropbox.com/s/t6t0arq07zgi0zd/AuditionForm-JimmyDean.pdf?dl=0

Check back for more details about the audition location and character information!