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AUDITIONS: Jake's Women


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Sandra R. Courtney Community Playhouse
150 E San Bernardino Ave 92376 Rialto United States
The Rialto Community Players are proud to announce auditions for their last show of the 33rd season, Jake's Women by Neil Simon, directed By Candy Kane!

Auditions will be held at the Sandra R Courtney Community Playhouse located at 150 E. San Bernardino Ave. Rialto CA 92376 on Tuesday and Wednesday February 14th and 15th at 7pm. Auditions will consist of cold reading from the script. Resume and headshot not necessary but you can bring them if you please.

The show will run Friday, Saturday and Sundays April 22-May .

America’s premier comic playwright makes another hilarious foray into the world of modern relationships. Jake, a novelist who is more successful with fiction than with real life, faces a marital crisis by daydreaming about the women in his life. The wildly comic and sometimes moving flashbacks played in his mind are interrupted by visitations from actual females. Jake’s women include a revered first wife who was killed years earlier in an accident, his daughter who is recalled as a child but is now a young woman, his boisterous and bossy sister, an opinionated analyst, his current wife who is leaving Jake for another man, and a prospective third wife.

Cast of Characters, ALL ROLES ARE OPEN
(Ages are a rough estimate. All depends on audition turn out)

Jake- (40-60) A writer in the grips of a midlife crisis who would rather observe his life than live it. Though somehow a magnet for delightful women, he holds the world at arm’s length and is no good at intimacy.

Maggie- (35-50) Jake’s second (current) wife. She is matter-of-fact, a career-oriented woman who loves Jake deeply but cannot deal with his inability to communicate with her as a real person. She exists in “real time” as well as in Jake’s imagination.

Karen- (40-50) Jake’s sister. She is divorced and shares Jake’s wit and sharp attention to detail. In Jake’s dialogues with her, she is cynical, frustrated, and very acerbic.

Young Molly- (10-15) Jake’s daughter at 12. In his mind, she is the perfect, loving, non-problematic kid.

Adult Molly- (17-25) Jake’s daughter at 21. A college student who longs to know more about her mother.

Julie- (20-35) Jake’s first wife. She has died, and therefore lives only in Jake’s memory. He tries to idealize her, but as he loses control of his characters, she begins to interact with her daughter and refuses to be idealized.

Edith- (40-70) Jake’s therapist. Jake “writes” sessions with her. In them she is both a voice of reason and very annoying.

Sheila- (30-50) Jake’s girlfriend. She is the only woman Jake does not create in his mind. She loves Jake, but can’t cope with his indecision as the Maggie in his mind takes over his relationship with her.

Any questions contact Cameron Harris at rchsactor@aol.com

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