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Kentwood Announces Open Auditions

 

March 31, 2016



Kentwood Players will hold open auditions for the comedy “Olive and the Bitter Herbs” by Charles Busch on Saturday, May 14 from 10 am to 2 pm and Sunday, May 15 from 6 pm to 10

Callbacks will take place on Monday, May 16 beginning at 7 pm by invitation only. This is a non-equity, non-paid production directed by Kirk Larson and produced by Lori A. Marple Pereslete by special arrangement with Samuel French.

Performance dates are July 8 through August 13 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm. Auditions and performances take place at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester.

“Olive and the Bitter Herbs” centers on the life of Olive Fisher, an elderly character actress whose claim to fame was her iconic “Gimme the Sausage” commercials of the 1980s. She is a classic New York curmudgeon at war with the world, in particular her gay next door neighbors.

Her closed-off life is shaken by the appearance of a spectral male figure viewed through her living room mirror. This appearance, along with the help of the father of the co-op’s board president and Olive's only “friend,” brings together the feuding neighbors for a comedic Passover Seder. A series of strange and outrageous coincidences reveals that the man in the mirror has intimate links to everyone in Olive’s world, encouraging her that it’s never too late to change one’s life and perhaps find love.

Those auditioning should allow time to sign-in and complete paperwork. Please bring a current headshot and resume as well as your calendar as a rehearsal schedule will be posted at auditions and you will be asked to note any conflicts.

No appointment or monologue is necessary; just be prepared for selected cold readings from the script. If you have any questions or concerns, please email olive@kentwoodplayers.org

For more information about Kentwood Players including its current production and upcoming auditions, please visit the Kentwood Players website at http://www.kentwoodplayers.org. You can also find Kentwood Players information on Facebook and Twitter.

Press Release for OLIVE AND THE BITTER HERBS auditions

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THE FACTS FOR YOUR CALENDAR LISTING

WHO: Kentwood Players will hold open auditions for the comedy “Olive and the Bitter Herbs” by Charles Busch. This is a non-equity, non-paid production directed by Kirk Larson and produced by Lori A. Marple Pereslete by special arrangement with Samuel French.

WHAT: “Olive and the Bitter Herbs” centers on the life of Olive Fisher, an elderly character actress whose claim to fame was her iconic “Gimme the Sausage” commercials of the 1980s. She is a classic New York curmudgeon at war with the world, in particular her gay next door neighbors. Her closed-off life is shaken by the appearance of a spectral male figure viewed through her living room mirror. This appearance, along with the help of the father of the co-op’s board president and Olive's only “friend,” brings together the feuding neighbors for a comedic Passover Seder. A series of strange and outrageous coincidences reveals that the man in the mirror has intimate links to everyone in Olive’s world, encouraging her that it’s never too late to change one’s life and perhaps find love.

WHEN: Auditions take place on Saturday, May 14, 2016, 10:00am to 2:00pm and Sunday, May 15 from 6:00 to 10:00pm. Callbacks will take place on Monday, May 16 beginning at 7:00pm by invitation only. Performance dates are July 8 through August 13, 2016 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm.

WHERE: Auditions and performances take place at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045.

HOW: Those auditioning should allow time to sign-in and complete paperwork. Please bring a current headshot and resume as well as your calendar as a rehearsal schedule will be posted at auditions and you will be asked to note any conflicts. No appointment or monologue is necessary; just be prepared for selected cold readings from the script. A full character breakdown can be found at http://www.kentwoodplayers.org. If you have any questions or concerns, please email olive@kentwoodplayers.org

Press Release for OLIVE AND THE BITTER HERBS auditions

 

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