Come Back, Little Sheba
Casting notice posted on auditionsfree.com, casting location: San Diego
This play is based on a deadly parallel. It has to do with a chiropractor who had to quit medical school and marry a female student who attends a local college. The constant realization of what he might have been rankles to the extent of driving him into occasional binges and the arms of Alcoholic Anonymous.
To make ends meet, his frowsy but loving wife takes in a boarder, a girl student who attends a midwestern college. When the husband sees her playing fast and loose with a dumb athlete, forgetting a trustful fiance, he takes to the bottle again. But, the twist is that the girl, after her fling, marries the right man — her fiance.
So, the chiropractor, after a stint in the alcoholic ward of a hospital, comes repentantly back home to resume his hapless life with the only thing he has left to turn to – the ineffectual wife who had knocked all the ambition out of him. The wife has been living in the past, who has been calling out to Little Sheba, a lost puppy, finally decides to begin living in the present and future.
NEEDED ARE THE CHARACTERS OF:
Doc Delaney (Husband) 40 – 50 years old
Marie Buckholder (A boarder) early 20’s, pretty
Ed Anderson (An AA guide) 40 – 50 years old
Bruce Cunningham (Marie’s boyfriend) early 20’s, responsible/polite/clean-cut
Elmo Huston (An AA representative) any age
Postman any age
DATE: Saturday, June 4, 2011 from 1:30 – 4:00pm.
Call Back (if necessary): Tues., June 7, 2011 from 6:30pm – 9:00pm
LOCATION: Community Actors Theater
2957 54th Street, San Diego, CA 92105
Cold readings from the script. Sides will be provided at location.
E-mail for audition time.
PEFORMANCE DATES: August 5, 2011 – August 28, 2011 [Fri. & Sat. @ 8:00pm, Sun @ 3:00pm]
Parking is also on 54th street, from the Bus Stop, to Redwood Street, right by the theater.
(54th & College Grove Dr. & Krenning St. in Oak Park…diagonally across the street from fire station)
Additional Parking is allowed across the street at the Calvary Lutheran (Faith on 54th)
Church south side parking lot.
***DO NOT PARK ON COLLEGE GROVE DRIVE***
Casting Location: San Diego
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org