Act Two Theatre is holding auditions for
August: Osage County
March 10 and 11, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Written by Tracy Letts
Directed by Lyndsay Hicks
May 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18
Showtimes at 8:00pm | Sunday matinees at 2:00pm
A vanished father, a pill-popping mother and three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you’ve got a major new play that unflinchingly – and uproariously – exposes the dark side of the Midwestern family.
Produced through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
Roles for 6 men, 7 women
Must be comfortable with strong language.
Auditions are held at the
Beverly Weston: 69 years old, Husband of Violet / Father to his three 40-something daughters. A one-time world class poet and full-time alcoholic. Polite, soulful, melancholy, and ultimately suicidal.
Violet Weston: 65 years old, The devious matriarch. She has lost her husband. She is addicted to painkillers (and any other pill she can pop). She suffers from cancer of the mouth. But that doesn’t stop her from spewing her cynicism or her hilariously sinister insults.
Barbara Fordham: 46 years old, The eldest daughter. In many ways, Barbara is the strongest and most sympathetic character. Throughout the play she tries to gain control of her chaotic mother, her dilapidated marriage, and her pot-smoking 14 year old daughter.
Ivy Weston: The middle daughter. A quiet librarian, stereotypically mousy. Ivy has stayed close to home, unlike the other errant Weston sisters. This means Ivy has had to endure the acid tongue of her mother. She has been maintaining a secret love affair with her first cousin. (And if you think that sounds like a Jerry Springer episode, just wait till you read Act Three!)
Karen Weston: The youngest daughter. She claims to have been unhappy her entire adult life, prompting her to move away from the family and reside in Florida. However, she returns to the Weston home bringing along a fiancé in tow – a successful 50 year old business man who, unbeknownst to Karen, turns out to by the most loathsome character within the play.