City Park Players Auditions – Daddy’s Dyin’, Who’s Got the Will?
April 8 @ 6:00 pm
City Park Players is holding auditions for Daddy’s Dyin’, Who’s Got the Will? on Saturday, April 6th at 10:00 AM and Monday, April 8th at 6:00 PM. Auditions will be held in the Lobby of the Kress Theatre. For more information, email City Park Players at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All auditions are a cold read.
Comedy / 3 males, 5 females
Directed by Jim Leggett & Michael Dalme
The Story: Set in a small Texas town in anytime, U.S.A., Daddy’s Dyin’ concerns the reunion of a family gathered to await the imminent death of their patriarch, who has recently suffered a physically as well as mentally disabling stroke. In essence, however, it is not the story of the impending demise of the father or of the drafting of his will, but of a rebirth of the spirit of the family unit. Without becoming ponderous, losing a sense of humor or pandering to timeworn cliches about Texans or Texas drawls, the story shares many elements of a good summer novel: it’s a fast, delicious, easy read with funny moments, tense moments, touching moments, and characters you care about.-The Hollywood Reporter
Setting: The action of the play takes place in the living room! dining area of the Turnover farmhouse, one-half mile outside of Lowake (pronounced Lo-way-kee), Texas.
SARA LEE TURNOVER, 36, the middle sister. Twenty pounds overweight, the town beautician, sports a bleached beehive. Single and still lives at home. Strong-willed and has a wonderful sense of humor.
LURLENE TURNOVER ROGERS, 42, the oldest sister. A preacher’s wife and elementary school teacher. Attractive, stylish, very Christian-but she has a bite.
MAMA WHEELIS, 80, the Turnover children’s grand mother. She’s fiesty, speaks her mind, and rules the household.
EVALITA TURNOVER, 35, the youngest sister. Six-times married, loves to shock her family. She was a beauty-and still is from a distance. Has a worn look about her. A wounded soul.
HARMONY RHODES, 36, Evalita’s latest fiance. A musician and vegetarian. Attractive, tan, off-beat, long curly hair. Looks like Jesus with earrings. Has a past.
ORVILLE TURNOVER, 38, the brother. Fat, abusive, unhappy and mean. A redneck trash collector.
BUFORD “DADDY” TURNOVER, 67, the father. A stroke victim. Partially paralyzed on his left side, but can walk with a slight limp. Has occasional moments of coherency.
MARLENE TURNOVER, 36, Orville’s wife. Temporarily overweight. A constant victim of Orville’s abuse. However, losing. sixty-two pounds can boost a girl’s confidence.