THERE SHOULD BE ROSES by Dave Williams
February 28 & March 1, 2022 at 7pm
Lofino Center Theatre
3868 Dayton Xenia Rd, Dayton, OH 45432
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
Production dates April 22 – May 1, 2022
ROLES TO BE CAST
- LESTER BLUM – M – 86 year old resident of retirement home
- ALBERT SMITH – M – Lester’s 82 year old Best friend
- MEGAN – F – Nurse at the retirement Home mid to late 20’s
- KEVIN – M – Megan’s colleague and fiancé mid to late 20’s
- MRS. MACMURTLE – F – administrator of the retirement home 50s to early 60s
- MARY HANDLEMAN – F- 84 years young and a firecracker
- STREET PUNK – M – Late teens early 20’s
- POLICE OFFICER – Flexible
- FLOWER SELLER – Flexible.
- Nurses, orderlies, street people, residents of the retirement home
Lester and Albert are lifelong best friends sharing their twilight years in an upscale San Francisco retirement community they sometimes refer to as Stalag Sun City. On the eve of Lester’s sixtieth wedding anniversary he and a reluctant Albert plot to escape from the home to deliver roses to the grave of Lester’s beloved wife, Elizabeth. Along the way they are mugged, arrested, and they meet Mary, an elderly woman who lives in cold luxury with a family too busy to appreciate or even notice her. Together the three of them lead some frantic retirement home employees on a pursuit through San Francisco to a cemetery in Oakland, where an officious hospital administrator, two young nurses and Lester’s middle aged children learn important lessons through the wisdom of the aged. Originally written for the stage, winner of three national play writing awards, THERE SHOULD BE ROSES is the warm, funny and poignant story of the love that endures for those who live long and well.