Location: Southfield, MI
Cliffhanger by James Yaffe
Directed by Maggie Savage
Assistant directed by Dan Dubin
The play takes place in Professor Lowenthal’s house in a small college town somewhere in the Rockies. After a long tenure, Henry Lowenthal, a philosophy professor, is looking forward to being appointed to an endowed chair so that he and his wife can enjoy their golden years. But when his successor, a vindictive, ruthless, ambitious woman, informs him she will not recommend him for the chair, Henry goes in to an uncharacteristic rage.
Thereafter Henry and his wife plot a foolproof way to dispose of her body. Complications arise when a young, spoiled, rather obnoxious young student arrives with a demanding request. Add in an almost earnest, somewhat wise, police lieutenant, and a series of unexpected twists and turns and you have all the ingredients of a suspenseful, and at times funny situation, that will catch everyone by surprise.
We are casting the following roles:
Henry Lowenthal: Philosophy professor. Socrates is his idle. Late fifties, early sixties.
Polly Lowenthal: Henry’s wife. She has other ideas about integrity, honor. and truth. Late fifties, early sixties.
Edith Wilshire: Philosophy professor. Sinister, ambitious, hard. Very late thirties, forties.
Melvin McMullen Student, spoiled, with an almost over the edge personality. Late teens/early twenties.
Dave DeVito: Police Lieutenant. He has a patient manner but knows what’s what. Thirties/forties
All age ranges are tentative except for Henry and Polly.
For more info visit the auditions page at www.RosedaleCommunityPlayers.com
Payment: Non Paid
City or Location of call: Southfield, MI
Please submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 2019-10-14
This casting notice was posted by: Rosedale Community Players