Auditions Announced for 5 One-Acts at Sunset Players

SSP_logoSunset Players will hold open auditions for five one-act plays on Sunday, October 28 and Monday, October 29 at 7:00 pm at The Art Center at Dunham at 1945 Dunham Way, Cincinnati, OH 45238.

The one-act plays are:

  • The Philadelphia by David Ives
    Directed by Michele Mascari
    Celebrates and mocks how we cope with negativity and everyday hardship in the City of Brotherly Love. Two guys meet in a diner in New York, but they’re both in very different states of mind. Al is in a Los Angeles state of mind where nothing can faze him and, even if it did, he would just make it a Hollywood movie. Mark finds the whole world is against him. He can’t get a newspaper at the newsstand, aspirin at the drugstore and the diner gives him a cheesesteak when he wants a burger. He is trapped in a Philadelphia state of mind. It could be worse. You could be stuck in a Cleveland. It’s like death without the advantages.
    The cast consists of two males age 30s to 50s and one female age 20s to 30s.
  • The Next Level by A. K. Forbes
    Directed by Dan Hawkins
    Trapped in between this world and the next, ghosts Lillian and Jay try to communicate with their grieving son Alex. Their efforts have little effect until Jay interferes with a video game and Lillian delivers a heart-felt note, allowing the whole family—Alex, Lillian and Jay—to move on.
    The cast consists of one male and one female ages 40 and up and one male age late teens to 20s.
  • Breaking and Entering by A. K. Forbes
    Directed by John Wesseling
    A married couple’s attempt to spice up their love life with a role-playing game is inadvertently interrupted by an inexperienced burglar. The interruption creates a case of mistaken identity, leading the couple, Darryl and Penny, to reveal details about their troubled relationship and ultimately, toward healing.
    The cast consists of two males and one female ages late 20s to late 30s. 
  • Bad Connection by A. K. Forbes
    Directed by Denise Schnieders
    Lydia and Tim, sales associates attending an out-of-town conference, wake up in the same bed with no memory of the evening before. As they gather their belongings and attempt to gather their pride, they discover that they may have crossed paths in the past.
    The cast consists of one male and one female ages late 20s to late 30s. 
  • The Other Room by Ariadne Blayde
    Directed by Bob Brumberg
    Austin is a brilliant teenager astronomer who happens to have autism. Lily is his popular classmate who happens to have an interest in astronomy. When a chance encounter after school leads to a growing connection between them, Austin’s imagination, intelligence and constant struggles to connect with the world are revealed in the form of four characters representing his inner life.
    The cast consists of two males and one female age teens to early 20s and four males ages teens to 60s.

Auditions will involve cold readings from the script. Actors can read and be cast for more than one act. Performances are March 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15 and 16. All shows are at 8 PM, except Thursday at 7:30 PM and Sunday at 3 PM.

For additional information, contact John Wesseling at wesseljj@ucmail.uc.edu or Amelia Burke at amelialburke@gmail.com.

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