Audition Dates: Sunday, January 26 and Monday, January 27
Time: 7pm (Doors will open at 6:30pm)
Where: Narberth Community Theatre 6376 City Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19151 (located in the Overbrook Presbyterian Church)
Director: Christopher Betzler
Assistant Director: Danny Seifert
Performance Dates: May 1,2,8,9 at 8pm and May 3 at 3pm.
Rehearsals: We will rehearse two days a week through March (Monday’s and Tuesday’s) and will rehearse three days a week through April (Sunday-Tuesday).
Tech Week: This is right before the week of the show, Sunday April 26-29. No conflicts will be accepted during this time.
Sides will be prepared for all characters, but if you would like to be considered for Lenny please look at the main monologue at the end of Act 2. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Rumors Character Breakdown:
The below character descriptions have ages listed, but we will look at who shows up at auditions and see who will fit the role best.
KEN GORMAN – (40) A well-to-do lawyer. Wealthy, but by no means pretentious. Takes charge of the situation. Married to Chris. Halfway through the show, a gunshot causes his temporary deafness.
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 of 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 husband’s relationships with other women. Quick to anger. Must rub her quartz crystal to calm herself down.
OFFICER WELCH (M/F) – (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 (M/F) – (20-30) Welch’s partner. A strong but silent type.
Narberth Community Theatre is a membership based organization, all roles are open and unpaid.
If you have any questions or concerns please email: auditions@