December 19, 2016 − by Ivy Lane Players − in Auditions − Comments Off on Ivy Lane Players AUDITION NOTICE


Ivy Lane Players holding open call for Charles Busch’s Red Scare on Sunset at the Levittown Public Library Community Room (ground floor) at 1 Blue Grass La, Levittown on Wed Jan 11 and Fri, Jan 13 from 7- 10:30PM and Sat, Jan 14 from 1-4PM. Co-directed by Michael-James Caldwell and Henry Brewer. All roles open. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Show dates: weekends Fri, March 17 – Sun, March 26. Matinees on March 19 & 26. Call 516 236 9202 for further info or go to www.ivylaneplayers.com. The time:1951. The place: Hollywood, California. America’s sweetheart, Mary Dale, is about to discover that her husband, her best friend, her director and her houseboy are all mixed up in a communist plot to take over Tinseltown. The ingeniously twisty plot unfolds from there as a campy, film noir-style spoof of the Hollywood Blacklist. This giddily clever satire critiques paranoid conspiracies and comes at just the right moment in our politically turbulent times. Note: Although the role of Mary Dale was originated by the author Charles Busch, it is NOT necessary that it be played by a man in drag. While Mary is often portrayed by a man, the author has specifically advised us that he makes no such restriction and that we may cast as we see fit for that role or any other. Mr. Busch advises that he wishes this production to reflect the fashions and mores of the times in which the play is set. Accordingly, it is essential that anyone who wishes to be considered for a role must change his or her appearance to reflect the 1950s, including hair colors and styles and covering up body art. Actors/actresses cast must embody an on stage appearance appropriate to the time and place (Hollywood in the 1950s rather than Long Island in 2016-17) and be secure enough to create a character other than themselves on stage. Major Speaking roles:
RALPH BARNES – radio actor on Pat’s program
JERRY – Tech on the radio show
PAT PILFORD – radio star, red baiter and Mary’s best friend – the quintessential movie wisecracking, loyal sidekick, a clown who can do a doubletake or a pratfall
FRANK TAGGART – Mary’s husband – a handsome and intense man
MARY DALE – glamorous Hollywood star and the perfect wife
MALCOLM – the Taggarts’ manservant, formerly an actor and studio hairdresser
MARTA TOWERS – starlet and method actress – woman on a mission
SALESGIRL – works at Bullocks
MITCHELL DRAKE – Pat’s old flame – man with an agenda
BERTRAM BARKER – member of the Yetta Felson Academy
R.G. BENSON – Hollywood director)
GRANNY LOU – Mary’s grandmother
YETTA FELSON – owner of Yetta Felson Academy of Dramatic Arts

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