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Auditions:

Chapter Two by Neil Simon
Production Company: White Rock Players’ Club
Directed by Susanne de Pencier
Produced by Charles Buettner
 
Production Dates: June 13-30 2024
 
Audition Dates:
Saturday January 27th - 3pm to 6pm
Monday February 12th - 7pm to 9pm

The White Rock Players Club is holding auditions for Chapter Two on Saturday January 27th from 3 pm to 6 pm and on Monday February 12th from 7 pm to 9pm. Callbacks TBA if required. The location of the auditions is the Oceana Parc Playhouse, 1532 Johnston Rd, White Rock, BC V4B 3Z7. This is also the location of the run of the show and most rehearsals.

 

Please send an audition request along with a photo and resume and your preferred audition date to chaptertwoauditions@gmail.com . If you do not have a resume, tell us a little bit about yourself and any theatrical experience you may have. A selfie of yourself will do for a photo if you do not have a headshot. Please indicate which roles you are interested in.

 

The entire script can be found at 

https://www.ivanachubbuck.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Chapter-Two-Entire-Script.pdf

 

You will be contacted with an audition time and the sides that will be used at the auditions. You will be paired with another actor for your audition, so arriving early to run through the lines with your partner will be an advantage. The theatre will open 30 minutes before the start of auditions.

 

 Auditions are open to actor's of all ethnicities to play characters that can present as being early 30's to mid to late 40's for women. Mid 30's to early 50's for men.

 

Rehearsals  will be 2 days a week beginning in April, progressing to 3 days a week in May and leading into dress and tech runs in early June. Rehearsal days will be two of Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and/or Thursday evenings, with Sunday day or evenings. Schedule to be determined once the show is cast. Some rehearsals will only require some of the actors, so there will be days you would not be needed. The play runs from June 13 to 30. Thursday through Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sunday Matinees at 2:30. Preview night June 12. This is a volunteer community theatre production. Equity members will only be considered if you can obtain a release  from Equity to perform in a non-professional show.

 

Synopsis and character breakdown
 

Set in two separate apartments on opposite sides of Manhattan, this split set play takes place in the mid to late 70's.

 

Recently widowed and well known writer, George Schneider is being encouraged to start dating again by his younger brother, press agent Leo Schneider. Leo introduces George to soap opera actress Jennie Malone. Jennie's marriage to a football player has dissolved after six years. Both are uncertain of their readiness to start dating and developing a new romance when her breakup is so recent and he still has recurring memories of his deceased wife, Barbara. It's a bumpy trip on the road to Dreamland for these not-so-young lovers. Meanwhile Leo has a fling with Jennie's married, neurotic best friend Faye Medwick. This fast paced comedy loosely based on Neil Simon's own life, has four fantastic roles that require energy and timing. A lot of dialogue for all four to challenge your memorization skills. 

George Schneider – recently widowed well known writer, still grieving the                loss of his wife Barbara. Plays as late 30's to early 50's. 

Leo Schneider – George's younger brother, a slick, fast talking Press Agent. Plays as early 30's to mid to late 40's.

Jennie Malone – Attractive, vivacious soap opera actress, coming off of the breakup of a six year marriage. Plays as early 30's to mid to late 40's.

Faye Medwick – Jennie's attractive married best friend. Supportive but somewhat neurotic. Plays as early 30's to mid to late 40's

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