Classic Theater Guild is pleased to announce auditions for Neil Simon’s comedy, “RUMORS”
- Please memorize a short comedic monologue (2 – 4 minutes)
- Audition will also include group improv games.
- You may bring a current resume and head shot if you have one.
- RSVP to Peggi Perrone at firstname.lastname@example.org indicating your name and desired role.
charge of the situation. Married to Chris. Halfway through the show, a gunshot causes his
CHRIS GORMAN – (mid-30’s) Another lawyer, married to Ken. Beautiful, easily flustered.
Frantically tries to maintain normalcy at the party. Has recently quit smoking, which
drives her to drink a bit more.
LENNY GANZ – (Late 30’s, early 40’s) – A wealthy accountant, distraught over the recent
destruction over his new car. Starts the show with an extreme case of whiplash. Intolerant
of the gossipy-lifestyle that he is often involved in.
CLAIRE GANZ – (Late 30’s) – Lenny’s wife. Very concerned with appearances (hers and
others’). Starts the play with a swollen lip. Likes to gossip.
ERNIE CUSACK – (Early 50’s) – a psychiatrist. Affable, smokes a pipe. Loves his wife very
much. Tries to be as helpful as possible cooking the evening’s dinner.
COOKIE CUSACK – (40’s) – has her own cooking show. Suffers from extreme back spasms.
Loves her husband very much. A bit absent-minded at times.
GLENN COOPER – (30-40) A handsome man running for State Senate. Worried about his
own reputation. Struggles with placating his wife, who is convinced he is having an affair
(which he may or may not be).
CASSIE COOPER – (late 20’s, early 30’s) Glenn’s beautiful wife. Obsesses over her
husbands’ relationships with other women. Quick to anger. Must rub her quartz crystal to
calm herself down.
OFFICER WELCH (M) – (30-50) – A city police officer having a rough night. Does not
tolerate lying. Sees through the “classy” façade that these high-society types put up.
OFFICER PUDNEY (F) – (20-30) – Welch’s partner. A strong but silent type.
- Ages are suggestions but can be flexible.
- We welcome all experienced applicants regardless of race, ethnicity or physical ability.
- This is a non-equity, volunteer production.
- You must be available for rehearsals at least 3 days a week in the evenings from 7 to 9:30 pm, and possibly some weekends.
- Performance dates are tentatively planned for June 1 – 11 at Beth Israel in Schenectady. Show days will be Thursdays (evening), Saturdays (matinee and evening) and Sunday matinees.
- Tech week may require daily attendance from May 28 thru opening night. Please note that this is Memorial Day weekend and attendance is mandatory for tech week. Actors who have major conflicts after April 1 may not be considered for a lead role.