AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT!

Melancholy Play: A Contemporary Farce

By Sarah Ruhl
Director: Matthew Weil
Stage Manager: Sara Viniar

Audition Date: August 2, beginning at 6:30pm
Callbacks: August 4, as needed, by invitation only
All roles will pay a small stipend.
Performance Dates: October 22, 23, 24, 27, 29, 30, 31, November 3, 5, 6, 7

The Ritz Theatre Company is currently accepting submissions for our upcoming production of MELANCHOLY PLAY. Rehearsals will be held Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings beginning August 8.

*PLEASE NOTE: IN AN EFFORT TO KEEP OUR ACTORS, CREW, AND STAFF SAFE, THE RITZ WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FROM ACTORS WHO HAVE BEEN FULLY VACCINATED AGAINST COVID-19.*

All those wishing to audition should send an email containing their headshot, resume, and proof of vaccination to RitzTheatreCasting@gmail.com with the subject line “MELANCHOLY PLAY.” Deadline for submissions is July 30 @ 5:00pm.

For the audition actors should prepare a one-minute cut of a comedic or romantic monologue.

THE STORY

Tilly’s melancholy is of an exquisite quality. She turns her melancholy into a sexy thing, and every stranger she meets falls in love with her. One day, inexplicably, Tilly becomes happy, and wreaks havoc on the lives of her paramours. This contemporary farce by Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl, best known for Eurydice, In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play), and Stage Kiss, is a fast-paced, comedic, and action-packed journey of five characters in search of an almond.

THE CHARACTERS

FRANK: a tailor (male, 20-50)

TILLY: a bank teller (female, 20-50)

FRANCES: a hairdresser (female, 20-50)

JOAN: a British nurse (female, 20-50)

LORENZO: a psychiatrist (male, 20-50)