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Auditions for "The Dining Room"
Playwright: A.R. Gurney
Director: Jackie Black
Audition Dates: 9/3 and 9/4 at 7pm; callbacks at 7pm 9/5 (if necessary). Open call; appointments a possibility (for appointment, please e-mail Jackiepierceblack@yahoo.com or call (510)538-2941.
Description: 3M and 3F; all adults of all ages, as actors play many roles. Read from script. San Leandro Museum/Auditorium, 320 West Estudillo Ave, San Leandro. Next to the historic Casa Peralta, and 2 blocks east of the San Leandro BART Station!
Rehearsals begin 9/9 (generally Monday thru Thursday eves). Performances: Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm, 10/26 thru 11/24/13. Non-equity; no pay.
Plot Summary: One room, several dinners, and a multitude of characters figure into "The Dining Room." Scripted over a series of overlapping vignettes, the play visits a host a characters as they go about their daily business. Each of the 18 scenes, which range from the comic to the serious, explores the dynamic relationships of family life.
The play is unique in that the characters change around the scenery. In one vignette, the dining room is the scene for an unexpected homecoming when a returning college student realizes his mother has had an affair with his father's best friend. Another features a beaming aunt who displays her prized silverware for her nephew who is conducting anthropological research on the "WASPS of Northeastern United States." A seamless collection of such moments glimpses into the human condition: the joys, sorrows, love, and sadness that accompany everyday life.
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