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Mar. 22nd, 2009 @ 05:15 pm Additional Info on Auditions for Daddy's Dyin', Who's Got the Will at GCP
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Open Auditions for the Comedy Daddy's Dyin', Who's Got the Will?

Sunday, March 22, and Monday, March 23, at 7 pm
at the Gainesville Community Playhouse at the Vam York Theater
4039 NW 16th Blvd, next to the Millhopper Publix
Show Dates: May 15-31, 2009

Actors should be prepared to do cold readings from the script. A rural Texas accent may be requested during the audition and some singing (in character) may be required during the production.

Written by Del Shores, this southern comedy follows a dysfunctional family as they gather around their dying patriarch in a small Texas town. Amid the squabbling about the will, the past, and each other, they experience a rebirth of the spirit of the family unit. Funny and poignant, these are characters you will laugh at, laugh with, come to care about and never forget.

As Del Shores writes in his introduction, “These people are real, not cartoons. It's easy to go for laughs...harder to strive for the truth.” And truth, indeed, is stranger— and far funnier— than fiction.

Available Roles:
Please note, these descriptions are taken from the script. Ages and “types” are entirely at the discretion of the Directors, Jennie Stringfellow & Consuelo Dodge, and their production team.

Sara Lee Turnover: 36, the middle sister. Twenty pounds overweight, the town beautician. Single and still lives at home. Strong willed and has a wonderful sense of humor.

Lurlene Turnover Rogers: 42, the oldest sister. A preacher’s wife and elementary school teacher. Attractive, stylish, very Christian - but she has a bite.

Mama Wheelis: 80, The Turnover children's grandmother. Feisty, speaks her mind and rules the household.

Evalita Turnover: 35, the youngest sister. Six-times married, loves to shock her family. She was a beauty...and still is from a distance. Has a worn look about her. A wounded soul.

Harmony Rhodes: 36, Evalita's latest fiancée. A musician and vegetarian. Attractive, tan, off-beat, long curly hair. Looks like Jesus with earrings. Has a past.

Orville Turnover: 38, the brother. Fat, abusive, unhappy and mean. A redneck trash collector.

Buford "Daddy" Turnover: 67, the father. A stroke victim. Partially paralyzed on his left side, but he can walk with a limp. Has occasional moments of coherency.

Marlene Turnover: 36, Orville's wife. Temporarily overweight. A constant victim of Orville's abuse. However, losing sixty-two pounds can boost a girl's confidence.

In addition to on-stage roles, we’re also looking for volunteers backstage, as well! Please phone us at (352) 376-4949 or visit http://gcplayhouse.org/volunteer.htm for details.

I've personally read this script, and it is a HOOT. And I've only heard wonderful things about working with Jenny as a director (you may remember seeing her production of The Sugar Bean Sisters, which won a Golden Apple for Best Play for the 2006-2007 season). Do come out-- it promises to be a great time :)

We hope to see you at auditions! Break a leg!!