THE SEASON OF LOVE
A world premiere by James Caputo
Directed by John Tessmer
Auditions for The Season of Love will be held July 17, 2017, from 6:00 — 9:30 p.m. with callbacks on July 25, 6:00 — 9:00 p.m. Performances will be from November 10 to December 10, 2017, on Friday and Saturday evenings, with matinees at 2 p.m. on Sundays. There will also be one Sunday or Monday «Industry Night» performance.
Auditions will consist of reading from the script.
The Holidays can bring out the best in us, for it IS the «Season of Love».
The play comprises four stories about the variety of love and its power to transform.
At times comical, at times heartbreaking, each story begins with an encounter of two people at a challenging time of life. From the affluent to the homeless, they meet in restaurants, back alleys, and funeral parlors. And, as in life, each half of the couple has its own story to tell.
Two middle-aged people connect despite technology. Two inter-generational women bond through a rite of passage. A marriage strains its weathered connections. A homeless couple finds kinship in a love of literature, under the stars. All in the season of love.
Jane (F) — lower-middle-aged Jewish woman who has dropped out of the game; a brittle veneer protects her from past hurt. But she may have life yet.
Anthony (M) — also lower-middle-aged; mild-mannered, just beginning to try dating; easily neglected, responsible, rather unremarkable — except possibly in his love for things Italian (which does not mean he IS).
Amy (F, 21-35) — A younger woman of modest means, struggling to make sense of it all.
Jamie (F) — A server in a nice establishment; a generation younger (loosely defined) than David and Ruth (see below).
Alfred (M) — a homeless man of some years, has difficulty making eye contact, ready to give up.
Eloise (W) — a homeless woman of the same age or younger than Alfred; her energy and optimism form a cloak of sorrow, and her sorrow has caused her to flee reality; she says she teaches a yoga class and talks of a daughter for whom she would like to 'be there.'
It is possible there MIGHT be some doubling in the above-listed roles — i.e., ALFRED/ANTHONY and/or AMY/JAMIE.
The roles of MARY (an Irish lady with a gentle face and used hands who wears her lot with grace, even though life has not always been kind to her), RUTH (an upper-middle-aged woman watching her marriage fade away), and DAVID (an upper-middle-aged professional businessman, married to Ruth) have been pre-cast; none of these three roles will be doubled.
Please email your headshot and résumé and the character for which you would like to audition to: [email protected]
If accepted, you will be contacted with an audition time. Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to submit.
6:00 — 9:30 p.m. July 17; Callbacks 6:00-9:30 p.m. July 25.
Alliant International University Campus — At Legler Benbough Theatre (SRT)
9783 Avenue of Nations (Off Pomerado Road in Scripps Ranch)
Rehearsals will begin in early October; there will be a read-through October 2, 3 or 4, depending on the schedules of those cast; staging rehearsals will begin that week as well. Day-time weekday availability is NOT required, but we will be holding SOME rehearsals during the day during the week, so if you do have some availability in October and/or the first week of November, that will be helpful.
Questions should be directed via e-mail to SRT's Audition Coordinator, Cristyn Chandler, at [email protected]
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For further information about SRT, and for directions, go to scrippsranchtheatre.org.