Little Fish Theatre is casting
by William Inge
Directed by Mark Piatelli
Little Fish Theatre
777 S. Centre Street
San Pedro CA 90731
Auditions: Sunday 9/7 3pm, by appointment only
Callbacks: Tentatively Tues. 9/9
Submit picture and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the ROLE in the Subject line by Monday 9/1.
Rehearsals: Weeknights & Weekend Days, starting 10/4
Tech: Sat. 11/8 – all day, Mon-Thurs- evenings
Run: Friday & Saturday evenings 11/14-12/13; Sunday matinee 11/30; Thursday 12/11 @ 8pm; Possible extension date: 12/7
Pay for Union talent per AEA 99 seat code
The play is set in a diner about 25 miles west of Kansas City in early March 1955. A freak snowstorm has halted the progress of the bus, and the eight characters (five on the bus) have a weather-enforced layover in the diner from approximately 1 to 5 a.m. Many shades of love fill the air as people bide their time through the late hours. For some, love catches hold. For others, love is a fleeting pleasure to pass the time until morning. And for the rest, love keeps its distance. The play is a snapshot – a postcard – an isolated moment of a different time with characters who breathe innocence, pain and triumphs of an era gone by.
Grace Hoylard (female) 30′s to 40′s. Owner of the diner and pretty in a fading, hard-bitten way. Passionate, independent, loves a good fight and a good man (or two).
Elma Duckworth (female) Late teens. Curious, intelligent, but naive and impressionable – She is Grace’s waitress.
Will Masters (male) 30′s – 40′s. The local by-the-book sheriff – rigid, masculine but goodhearted in a staunch Christian way. Prides his moral integrity.
Dr. Gerald Lyman (male) 40′s to 60′s. A charming, articulate lapsed college philosophy professor with an insatiable appetite for young women and alcohol.
Cherie (female) 20′s. A sexually charismatic hillbilly “chanteuse”. A lonely heart looking for stardom in all the wrong places.
Bo Decker (male) Late teens/early twenties. Orphaned at 10. A brash young cowboy with boorish manners that hide a naivete almost as profound as Elma’s.
Virgil Blessing (male) 30′s to 50′s. Must play guitar. An older, wiser cowboy who has become a father figure to Bo. Resigned to living his life as a bachelor.
Carl (male) age open. The flirtatious bus driver, who has an ongoing “just passing through” relationship with Grace.
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Little Fish Theatre is on the Equity 99-seat plan. Equity and Non-equity actors welcome to audition. Pay for union actors only.
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Little Fish Theatre – 777 Centre St. San Pedro, CA 90731 [map-directions].