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Audition Info for Winter Reader’s Theatre Shows

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Auditions will be held November 7 & 8 7:30 pm in the community room on the second floor of the Majestic Theatre. Attached is an audition form. Print it, fill it out and bring it with you to the auditions to save time. You don’t have to be present both evenings to earn a part.

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Performance Date January 29, 2017

Written by Lisa Loomer; Directed by Robert Leff

What’s wrong with nine-year-old Jesse?  He can’t sit still, he curses, he raps, and you can’t get him into — or out of — pajamas.  His teacher thinks it’s ADD. Dad says, “He’s just a boy!” And Mama’s on a quest for answers.  A humane comedy – drama.

CHARACTERS (6 men, 2 men, 1 boy) MAMA: Smart, warm, wary, 30s or early 40s. An unfailingly positive person who keep her ironic sense of humor (as long as possible) and will go to any lengths to help her son.  Major role DAD: A guy’s guy, 30s or 40s, bright, with quick impulses. Working class background, designs car crashes. Easygoing — till pushed — and even then the tone of his anger is more incredulous than dark. JESSE: Funny, wild, sweet, impulsive, impatient, exuberant, angry, with a mouth on him, swears, 9. Mostly an offstage voice, but a big one. SHERRY: A well-off suburban mother who wants the very best for her kids. Covers her pain with a smile and chases it with a doughnut. NATALIE: Sherry’s daughter A teenager with big mood swings. Open-hearted and angry. A cutter. VERA: A neighbor with no people skills, obsessive-compulsive, pointed and direct. But she does try to be helpful! THE FOLLOWING CHARACTERS WILL BE DIVIDED BETWEEN 2 WOMEN AND 1 MAN. DR. ZAVALA: A child psychologist, 30s. Very sensitive, dedicated and eager to help, but a bit anxious herself.  She might be rather new at her job.