AUDITIONS

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A Year in the Death of Eddie Jester      


Auditions for: A Year in the Death of Eddie Jester
Written by: T. Gregory Argall
Directed by: Stavros Sakiadis

Performance dates:   Sept 19 – 23 and Sept 26 –30, 2017

Auditions:   

All actors must be available for all performances

Regular rehearsals will commence early July and will generally follow a Sunday-Monday-Wednesday evening pattern.

AUDITION DATE: Monday, May 29th, 2017 at 7:00pm
AUDITION LOCATION: Ron Maslin Playhouse rehearsal room.

Synopsis

A hilarious and touching contemporary comedy for adults!  Stand-up comedian Eddie Jester has been mugged, and is comatose in the hospital. His visiting friends, lovers, and the hospital staff think he can't hear what they are saying... but he can! Eddie's disembodied spirit offers up jokes, witty commentary and often philosophical observations about everything going on around him in his hospital room.

The Cast

CASTING: 4m, 3f

EDDIE (Early 30s-40s) …………………. Stand up comic
SUSAN (Late 20s-30s)………..……….. Eddie’s wife
JENNIFER (Late 20s- 30s)……………….Eddie’s girlfriend
MAX (early 30s-40s)………………………Eddie’s agent
DR. JIMMY (Late 20s-30s)………………..Eddie’s Doctor
JAYNE/HEATHER (Late 20’s-30s)……....Nurse
ANNOUNCER/PATIENT (Early 30s-40s)…..The announcers lines will be pre-recorded and the patient will be on stage for the show lying in a bed. The Patient acts as Eddie’s body.

Please contact the director Stavros.sakiadis@gmail.com or the show’s producer, Trina Malcolmson, at trina_malcolmson@yahoo.ca for more information. We look forward to working with you!