CAST - Frozen Jr.
AUDITIONS - Crimes of the Heart
Friday October 4th at 6:30 pm
Saturday October 5th at 11:00 am
Callbacks (if necessary): Saturday October 5th at 4:00 PM
Location: Mewbarn - 42524 N. 23rd St. West, Lancaster, CA 93536
BRIEF SYNOPSIS: The three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at thirty and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach. Their troubles, grave and yet, somehow, hilarious, are highlighted by their priggish cousin, Chick, and by the awkward young lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of jail while helpless not to fall in love with her. In the end the play is the story of how its young characters escape the past to seize the future—but the telling is so true and touching and consistently hilarious that it will linger in the mind long after the curtain has descended.
Needed are 4 adult women and 2 adult men who can portray characters in the age ranges listed below. Actors should come prepared to do a cold reading from the script.
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Lenora (Lenny) Magrath … 30: the oldest sister. She is frustrated after years of carrying heavy burdens of responsibility; she loves her sisters but is also jealous of them.
Margaret (Meg) Magrath … 27: the middle sister. She returns to Mississippi from L.A. where her singing career has stalled and where she had a nervous breakdown.
Rebecca (Babe) Botrelle … 24: the youngest sister. She has shot her husband, Zackery, a powerful and wealthy lawyer.
Chick Boyle … 29: the sisters' cousin. She is a very demanding relative, extremely concerned about the community’s opinion of her.
Doc Porter … 30: Meg’s old boyfriend. Close friend of the McGrath sisters, still holds a fondness for Meg, though now married with children.
Barnette Lloyd… 26: Babe’s lawyer. He is an ambitious, talented attorney who also seems to have a strong attraction to Babe.
January 31, February 1 - 2, 2020 and February 7 - 9, 2020
at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center