AUDITIONS FOR EXIT LAUGHING
Winneshiek Theater is holding auditions for Exit Laughing, winner of the AACTNewPlayFest by Paul Elliott, directed by Odette Little, On July 30 & 31, 2018 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm.
Mandatory performance dates are September 14, 15, 21 at 7:30 PM and Sept. 22 at 2 PM and 7:30 PM.
Exit Laughing: When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly bridge night out with the “girls,” what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? If you’re Connie, Leona and Millie, three southern ladies from Birmingham, you do the most daring thing you’ve ever done. You “borrow” the ashes from the funeral home for one last card game, and the wildest, most exciting night of your lives involves a police raid, a stripper and a whole new way of looking at all the fun you can have when you’re truly living. Exit Laughing broke all records for a nonmusical in Springfield Little Theatre’s 50-year history at its premiere.
We are looking for three female contemporaries with a stage age in their 50s, one female with a stage age in her 20s, and one male with a stage age in his 20s.
Monologues, resumes, and head shots welcome but not required. There will be individual and group cold readings from the script and some improvisation activities. The director will be looking for Southern accents and actor chemistry.
RACHEL ANN: 21, a young woman who seems to have issues with life and men until bridge night opens her eyes.
CONNIE HARLAND: 55-year-old mother of Rachel, who finds on this fateful bridge night that life doesn’t end at 55.
LEONA: One of Connie’s closest friends and a member of the bridge club for over 30 years. A woman who’s a beautician by profession and a rather caustic lush by preference.
MILLIE: Another of Connie’s friends and a long-standing member of the bridge club. This is a woman who moves to her own special drummer, even though she’s the only one who can hear him.
POLICEMAN/BOBBY: 23, a young man of many talents, and they all come to “care” on the ladies’ bridge night.