The Arctic Playhouse (117 Washington Street, West Warwick, Rhode Island) is pleased to announce open auditions for Steel Magnolias, by Robert Harling and directed by Ida Zecco (www.idazecco.com).
Written by: Robert Harling
Directed by: Ida Zecco
AUDITIONS: Sunday, March 3rd
6:00 – 8:00 pm and
Monday & Tuesday, March 4th and 5th
7:00 – 9:00 pm
LOCATION: 1249 Main Street, West Warwick
(back entrance and parking
behind building on Archambault Avenue)
“The funniest show to make you cry.”
Set in a small town in Louisiana, Chinquapin Parish, in the time of really big hair, six women gather in Truvy’s beauty shop for gossip, friendship, love and support. These women are true steel magnolias: southern belles who are flowery on the outside, but tough as steel on the inside. The play is alternately hilarious and touching as it moves from the excitement of Shelby’s wedding to sadness; as friends mourn one of their own. The dialogue is sharp and funny and all six roles are interesting. challenging and must work as a complete ensemble.
CHARACTERS: (all roles are open)
Truvy Jones – Age 35‐45 Owns the beauty shop. Vivacious. Witty/funny without trying to be. Dispenses advice with lots of hairspray.
Annelle Dupup‐Desoto – Age 19 -25 Newly, hired assistant at Truvy’s salon. Moves from unsure to wild to religious.
Clairee Belcher ‐ Age 55 – 70 Widow of former mayor. Grand dame of the small down. Elegant, sophisticated, beautifully “put together” at all times.
Shelby Eatenton‐Latcherie – Age 19 – 25 Prettiest girl in town. Loves pink. Strong willed, passionate.
M’Lynn Eatenton ‐ Age 40- 55 Shelby’s mother. Always knows what’s best, strong, stubborn, the “heart and conscience” of the group.
Ouiser Boudreaux – Age 55 – 70 Wealthy, curmudgeon. Tough, eccentric. As salty as they come
Actors must prepare a one to two minute monologue. Sides will be read from the script. Looking for strong, passionate actors, and ethnicities are encouraged to audition.
Please do not role type against the movie.
The Arctic Playhouse stands firm on the fact that strong actors with strong direction can play a role, no matter what their type, look, or ethnicity. Those interested should bring a resume (not an option) with photo. Auditions will consist of readings from the script.
Questions? Contact Director, Ida Zecco, firstname.lastname@example.org, 401-781-5231.