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Kentwood Players
announces auditions for
Sordid Lives

A dark comedy about white trash

Auditions for Sordid Lives
on Saturday, May 17
and Sunday, May 18 2014
at the Westchester Playhouse.

Kentwood Players will hold open auditions for Sordid Lives by Del Shores on Saturday, May 17 from 10am-3pm and Sunday, May 18 from 6-9pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue, Westchester, CA 90045. Production dates are July 11 to August 16, 2014 for a six-week run on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm with Sunday matinees at 2pm. The production is directed by Kirk Larson and produced by Lori Marple-Pereslete and Virginia Mekkelson by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Sordid Lives premiered in Los Angeles on May 11, 1996 and ultimately won 14 DramaLogue Awards. The dark comedy about white trash centers on a colorful family from a small Texas town who must come to grips with the accidental death of the elderly family matriarch during her clandestine meeting in a seedy motel room with a much younger, married neighbor. The woman’s family must deal with their own demons while preparing for what could be an embarrassing funeral. This play is filled with adult situations and language.

Please come to the auditions prepared with headshot and resume. No advance appointment required to audition. Script sides of monologues and short scenes will be provided at the auditions. Rehearsal schedule will be posted in the lobby during the audition period, so please bring your calendar to list scheduling conflicts. For further information or copies of the audition script sides, please email sordidlives@kentwoodplayers.org.

Cast breakdown: Please note: All characters require a Texas accent.
The Men
Ty
27, The good-looking man on a journey of discovery.
G.W.
Late 40s, The drunken distraught legless Vietnam Vet.
Wardell
Late 40s, The handsome bartender with secret regrets.
Odell
Mid 40s, The simple man disturbed by what he’s seen.
Brother Boy
Late 40s, The Tammy Wynette transvestite.
Rev. Barnes
Age Open, The Southern Baptist preacher.
The Women
Bitsy Mae
Age Open, The guitar playing ex-con singer. Please bring a prepared song and guitar to the auditions.
Sissy
Mid 50s, The peacemaker who picked the wrong day to quit smoking.
Noleta
Early 40s, The overweight housewife who’s been done wrong.
Latrelle
Early 50s, Ty's mother. Believes she’s the only one with any sense in this town.
La Vonda
Late 40s, Latrelle’s sexy liberal-minded sister.
Dr. Eve
The therapist on the verge of a nervous breakdown.
To meet the Sordid Lives production team and learn more about Kentwood Players, the public is invited to attend our general membership meetings, which are free and held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm at the Westchester Playhouse located two blocks west of the San Diego Freeway and two blocks north of Manchester at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045.
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