Auditions Schedule

  • Rumors

    Times -
    Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Monday, February 27, 201 - 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

    Callbacks (if needed): February 28, 2017 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    No special appointments or considerations will be made for any reason. You must appear at the theater on one of these two dates and time periods or you will be ineligible for casting in this production. Callbacks are by invitation ONLY.

    Also be reminded that it is unprofessional and unethical to contact members of the production team directly. If you need information about the auditions or audition process, please contact Rockaway Theatre Company by using the contact form on our website, by clicking the button on the bottom of this page or by clicking here.

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    Location - Post Theater, Building T4 - Gateway National Recreation Area, Fort Tilden, Breezy Point, NY (See main website to obtain driving directions)

    Audition Requirements - Directors: Peggy Page & Michael Wotypka

    Performance Dates: May 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, and 28 2017
    Must be available for ALL performances
    Please do not audition if you are not available on all of the dates above.
    AGE NOTE: Ages listed are stage ages. Some characters can be played older or younger depending on the director’s vision. Your actual age is less important than your ability to portray a character of the required age.

    Character Descriptions and Preparation

    Rumors is a farce with a contemporary setting. Settings Of Play - A house in Sneden's Landing, New York. An evening in June.?At a large, tastefully appointed Sneden's Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken and wife Chris must get "the story" straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.

    KEN GORMAN –A well-to-do lawyer. Wealthy, but by no means pretentious. Takes charge of the situation. Married to Chris. Halfway through the show, a gunshot causes his temporary deafness.

    CHRIS GORMAN – Another lawyer, married to Ken. Beautiful, easily flustered. Frantically tries to maintain normalcy at the party. Has recently quit smoking, which drives her to drink a bit more.

    LENNY GANZ – A wealthy accountant, distraught over the recent destruction over his new car. Starts the show with an extreme case of whiplash. Intolerant of the gossipy-lifestyle that he is often involved in.

    CLAIRE GANZ – Lenny’s wife. Very concerned with appearances (hers and others’). Starts the play with a swollen lip. Likes to gossip.

    ERNIE CUSACK – a psychiatrist. Affable, smokes a pipe. Loves his wife very much. Tries to be as helpful as possible cooking the evening’s dinner.

    COOKIE CUSACK – has her own cooking show. Suffers from extreme back spasms. Loves her husband very much. A bit absent-minded at times.

    GLENN COOPER - A handsome man running for State Senate. Worried about his own reputation. Struggles with placating his wife, who is convinced he is having an affair (which he may or may not be).

    CASSIE COOPER – (10 yrs. Younger than Glenn) Glenn’s beautiful wife. Obsesses over her husband's relationships with other women. Quick to anger. Must rub her quartz crystal to calm herself down.

    OFFICER WELCH (M) – A city police officer having a rough night. Does not tolerate lying. Sees through the “classy” façade that these high-society types put up.

    OFFICER PUDNEY (F) – Welch’s partner. A strong but silent type.

    what to bring - Sides will be provided for all roles.

    Please bring headshots and resumes if available.

    (Do not attempt to email this material in advance)

    This is an unpaid gig. No monetary compensation or stipends are available.
    Good Luck!

    Last Date - February 27, 2017