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Office hours, (East Side Players)

Auditions:  December 12, Wednesday 14

Call Backs:  December 17

 

Office Hours

 

By Norm Foster
Directed by Mandi Sunshine

AUDITIONS: Monday, December 12 and Wednesday, December 14 starting at 6 p.m.
Call Backs: Saturday, December 17 - 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
REHEARSALS: Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-10 pm and Sundays 1 - 5 p.m. commencing Thursday, February 23.
PERFORMANCES: May 26, 27, 28, 31 June 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10 2017

 

Synopsis: What do an overweight jockey, a desperate movie producer, a gay entertainment lawyer, a philandering agent and a Week-at-a-Glance salesman have in common? Ordinarily not a whole lot, but then again, Norm Foster's Office Hours is no ordinary play. Foster is one of Canada's most popular playwrights and Office Hours is one of his funniest plays. Filed with snappy dialogue, witty repartee, hilarious predicaments and lots and lots of laughs.

CHARACTERS
WARREN: (M) 50s, a washed up television reporter who feels the current management is not recognizing his talent.
PAM: (F) 20s-30s, news producer, feels she has earned her current position at the tv station.
GORDON (M) 30s-40s, film producer, is desperate for a hit and will do whatever it takes
FRANCINE: (F) 30s-40s, film producer that works with Gordon, more level headed
BOBBY: (M) 40s-50s, film director, alcoholic and desperate to show he's still got it
MARK: (M) 40s-50s, a slimy agent who is full of himself
ELLIE: (F) 40s-50s, wife of Mark, full of repressed anger
RICHARD: (M) 20s-30s, an up and coming lawyer, clean cut and confident
RHONDA (F) 50s-50s, overbearing and talkative, mother of Richard and Neil, wife of Lloyd
LLOYD (M) 50s-60s, quiet and nice, but kind of enjoys the attention his overbearing wife gives him so plays it up
STAN (M) 20s-30s, owner of a racetrack, confident and a take charge kind of guy
ARTIE (M) 20s-30s, a racetrack employee but clearly not qualified as he is not a small man, sometimes a little dumb
NEIL (M) 20s-30s, the second son of Rhonda and Lloyd, nervous and awkward, spends the show on a ledge
SHARON (F) 30s-40s, the hard up psychiatrist who is barely holding it together with all the crazy
MAN (M) 30s-40s, the week at a glance salesman, comes across as an infomercial host with his energy



Auditions will be by readings from the script. Sides will be provided. Please read the script before auditioning. An electronic copy is available upon request.

Please note you must be available for call backs if required. Also, ANY CONFLICTS WITH THE REHEARSAL SCHEDULE SHOULD BE GIVEN AT THE TIME OF AUDITION.

To schedule an audition date and time, please contact the Producer, Shirley Alcamo either by telephone at 416-229-6389 or by email at salcamo@sympatico.ca stating preferred date and providing a contact number.

Auditions and rehearsals will be held at East Side Player's Unit: Unit 10, 746 Warden Avenue, Toronto, M1L 4A2

Map: http://mapq.st/SVRNbr

Performances will be held at the Papermill Theatre, 67 Pottery Rd, Toronto, ON M4K 2B9


To download a copy of this notice click here.

PLEASE NOTE: East Side Players is a non-profit, non-Equity community theatre group. We do not pay actors for performances or cast ACTRA and Equity members. If you are cast in the show you MUST become a member of East Side Players. Membership fees are $20.00 and are due no later than the first rehearsal.

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