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Auditions for “Eternity”
February 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
One event on February 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Monday, February 11 at 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 12 at 7:00 p.m.
(It is only necessary to attend one night of auditions.)
February 18 – March 27
Monday through Friday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Ocala Civic Theatre. Please bring to auditions a list of potential conflicts with rehearsals.
SHOW DATES: March 28 – April 21, 2019
DIRECTOR: Chip Morris
STAGE MANAGER: Virginia “Frenchie” Bisiaux
ABOUT THE SHOW: And you think your job is tough: Try being a Grim Reaper. Abe may not look like the traditional dark hooded figure with a scythe, but escorting departed souls to the afterlife is his job just the same. So can you blame Abe for delaying an “appointment” long enough to treat himself to an ice cream sandwich? Would it kill anyone? Well, actually, it might… since this little detour changes the lives (and deaths) of a young couple, a hotel detective, and a casino cocktail waitress. But what can’t be fixed in a Las Vegas wedding chapel complete with Elvis impersonator – and a few ghosts? This divine comedy is to die for!
• Jeff Lane: A young man in his 20s.
• Zoe Phillips: Jeff’s girlfriend. In her 20s.
• Abe: An older man. Escorts departed souls to the afterlife.
• Edith: An older woman. Abe’s counterpart.
• Tony: A young streetwise male. In his late teens.
• Freddy: A Las Vegas hotel detective. In his late 30s/early 40s.
• Dinky: A cocktail waitress at a Las Vegas hotel. In her 30s. Freddy’s girlfriend.
• Priscilla: The co-owner of the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel. Has a Priscilla Presley look. In her 20s/30s. Doubles as Girl in the Park.
• Elvis: The white-jumpsuit Elvis impersonator and Reverend of the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel. In his 30s/40s. Doubles as Homeless Guy.
AUDITIONS, REHEARSALS, AND PERFORMANCES
Actors will be asked to read selected scenes from the script at auditions.
Newcomers and theatre veterans alike are welcome and encouraged to audition. If you are unable to attend the scheduled auditions, please contact the Theatre to make a separate appointment.
Copies of the script are available at the Theatre and may be checked out from the box office for one week with a $10 refundable deposit. Box office hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Please call (352) 236-2274 before coming to make sure a script is in stock. If you check out a script the week before auditions, you must return it by 5:30 p.m. on Friday, February 8.
Rehearsals begin February 18 and will be held Monday through Friday from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Ocala Civic Theatre. Please bring to auditions a list of potential conflicts with rehearsals.
There will be 22 public performances from March 28 – April 21, 2019.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR: Chip Morris has appeared in or directed more than 60 local theatrical productions. Shows he has directed at Ocala Civic Theatre in recent seasons include “The Foreigner,” “The Affections of May,” “The Fox on the Fairway,” “Sleuth,” “The Odd Couple,” “Self-Help,” “Steel Magnolias,” and “When Bullfrogs Sing Opera.” Well-known to OCT audiences as a performer for the past 30 years, some of his most recent roles include Mike Francisco in “Breaking Legs,” Thenardier in “Les Miserables,” Pseudolus in “A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum,” and Tevye in “Fiddler On the Roof.”