Auditions for:

A Comedy by Matthew Lopez,
author of THE WHIPPING MAN from Season 33

Directed by Rhonda Clark

When: 5:00 - 7:00 pm Sunday, July 14, 2019 – Readings from the script. Plan to arrive no later than 6:30 p.m.; If needed, callbacks will be at 6:30 pm Monday, July 15. If you have a conflict, please contact the theatre by Friday, July 12 @ 405-232-6500 or email to see if another time can be arranged.

Where: At the theatre, located at 800 W. Main. Parking is free on the street, at Dagwell Dixie next door, and in the parking lot on the west side of the SMC building at 815 W. Main (between SMC and the new apartments under construction).

What: Bring a recent photo and résumé.

Hard copy perusal scripts will be available for a $10 refundable deposit. Please call CST at 405-232-6500 or email to make arrangements to check out a script. Call or contact us in the office before dropping by to make sure a script is available and someone is in the office to check it out to you.
Office Hours: Closed Mondays. Open Tuesdays through Fridays 1-6:00 pm.

Performance dates: September 6-7, 13-14, 19-22, 26-28, 2019 with brush-up rehearsal on Sep 11 or 12 ).

Rehearsals begin: July 28 or 29. Most rehearsals are scheduled Mon-Fri at 7 p.m. with Saturday or Sunday rehearsals scheduled only if needed to accommodate week-night conflicts. 1st tech is the afternoon/early evening of Sunday, September 1.

CAST OVERVIEW: 4-5 Men (aged 20s-60s), 1 Women (aged 20s). All ethnicities welcome.

CASEY (20s) A talented Elvis impersonator at the beginning of the play who soon becomes a drag entertainer. He is “more Ed Sullivan than Graceland” era. He is married to Jo. Being able to play the guitar is a plus. Bring your guitar if you have one!

JO (20) The newly pregnant wife of Casey. She’s feisty and outspoken and gets frustrated with Casey, but is madly in love with him. Jo could be any ethnicity, but was African-American in the original production.

MISS TRACY MILLS (40s-50S) An “elegant drag queen” who is also Eddie’s cousin Bobby. Any ethnicity is welcome, although Miss Tracy should probably be the same ethnicity as Eddie.

REXY (20-30s) A.K.A Miss Anorexia Nervosa, a drag queen “but not an elegant one.” Being able to roller skate is a plus. A big drinker. Might double as Jason.

JASON (20s-30s) Casey and Jo’s landlord. He’s a kid at heart. Might double as Rexy.

EDDIE (50s-60s) The owner of Cleo’s on Panama City Beach, a run-down bar in the Florida panhandle. He is related to Miss Tracy Mills/Bobby.

He’s young, he’s broke, his landlord’s knocking at the door, and he’s just found out his wife is going to have a baby. To make matters even more desperate, Casey is fired from his gig as an Elvis impersonator in a run-down, small-town Florida bar. When the bar owner brings in a B-level drag show to replace his act, Casey finds that he has a whole lot to learn about show business - and himself - as he becomes a drag entertainer! By the same writer as The Whipping Man, which audiences loved at CST in Season 33.

“Stitch in your side funny...full of sass and good spirits.”
The New York Times

“...a delightful gender bending farce...a funny and often glorious tribute to the art of drag.....Lopez delivers a strong message on tolerance for the entire spectrum of human sexuality, while creating a barrelful of fun in the process.”
— Variety

“Lopez demonstrates a…stellar gift for amusing dialogue and farcical humor…highly entertaining.”
Hollywood Reporter.

“…[an] irresistible crowd-pleaser…Chasing buzzy themes of identity and transformation, Georgia McBride is by turns sweet and salty and deceptively deep…confirms [Lopez’s] status as a writer worth hearing from.”
New York Daily News.


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Updated: July 11, 2019


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