Males Needed for MOTHERS AND SONS at Middletown Lyric Theatre

MLT_logoMiddletown Lyric Theatre
1530 Central Avenue
Middletown, Ohio 45044
513-425-7140
cshafor@middletownlyric.org

Casting Call for MOTHERS & SONS as part of a two play performance with ANDRE’S MOTHER by Terrence McNally

Directed by Charley Shafor

Contact Charley Shafor for an audition: cshafor@middletownlyric.org

PRODUCTION DATES
November 1, 2, 8 & 9 – there is a matinee on the second Saturday

ANDRE’S MOTHER
At Andre Gerard’s memorial, his lover Cal Porter tries one last time to get through to André’s mother, an imposing figure in Andre’s life. Not realizing her hidden emotions, he tells her everything he can before leaving her alone to deal with her own sense of grief and loneliness. Also attending are Cal’s father Arthur and his sister Penny. This small group of mourners let us see into the AIDS health crisis and how it can affect society’s outlook on acceptance.

MOTHERS AND SONS
It’s now twenty years since Andre Gerard’s funeral and his mother Katherine has decided to pay an unexpected visit to her late son’s partner Cal, who is now married to another man and has a young son. Challenged to face how society has changed around her, generations collide as she revisits the past and begins to see the life her son might have led. A multi-generation look at the AIDS crisis, gay marriage, survivor guilt, homophobia and fear are revealed through humor, anxiety, regret and longing and possibly a lesson that any problem can be solved with Oreos and milk.

CAL OGDAN – This character plays himself at two different ages ranging from early 30’s to his early 50’s. He is a financial advisor. He was Andre’s partner and perhaps like other widows and widowers, still has deep feelings for a deceased partner that they will carry forever. Now married to Will, Cal is only too aware of how they live in a safer more accepting world

WILL PORTER—Will is in his late 30’s to early 40’s and carries a physical confidence that gay men are now living in a more inclusive world and can marry the one they love. He is a writer who is very aware of what Andre meant to Cal but has accepted that Cal is in love with him until Katherine’s arrival.

BUD OGDAN-PORTER—Bud, son of Cal and Will, is a precocious 6-year-old boy who brings an innocence and love to an otherwise tense situation. We are looking for a boy between the age of 7 to 10 who can pass for a about an 8 year-old.

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