I OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES
Performances: Thurs - Sun, APR 24 - MAY 16, 2015
Sunday, MAR 1 and Monday, MAR 2
2317 Mechanic Street, Galveston, TX 77550
See below for further details.
Rehearsals will begin on March 16th at 7:00pm. Rehearsals are Sunday through Thursday evenings from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Performances are April 24th – May 16th. Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 8:00pm and Sunday afternoons at 2:30pm. All actors at ETC receive a production stipend at the end of the run.
Island ETC (East-End Theatre Company) is pleased to announce open auditions for all roles in their upcoming production of Neil Simon’s hit comedy I OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES. Auditions will be held on Sunday and Monday, March 1st and 2nd at 7:00pm both evenings. Auditions are at Island ETC – 2317 Mechanic Street in Galveston.
The plot of I OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES revolves around Herb, a struggling, writer's-blocked screenwriter who abandoned his New York family 16 years earlier; Libby Tucker, Herb’s 19-year-old daughter; and Steffy Blondell, Herb’s adoring girl friend. The action begins when Libby shows up unexpectedly from Brooklyn and wants her dad to get her into “pictures.” Dispensing guilt and demanding love, Libby not only forces Herb to deal with the responsibilities of parenthood, but to come to terms with his on-again/off-again relationship with Steffy as well. This is quintessential Neil Simon with lots of humor as well as a healthy dose of pathos.
LIBBY: A cocky yet insecure 19 year old, hungry for and fearful of physical affection. Not hobbled by her fears or shortcomings, she crosses the country to meet the father she never knew. Libby is quick-witted and clever with a comeback.
HERB: 45-55. Libby's father, insecure, floundering in both his professional and personal lives. Herb is verbally witty but emotionally suppressed.
STEFFY: An attractive woman, 40 years old, a Hollywood make-up artist. Tries to nurture Herb's affection for her. Has a wise 'outside" eye of the situation.
I OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES will be directed by ETC guest director Laurel Powell.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Those auditioning are asked to bring a current headshot and resume.
For additional information, please call Kim at ETC at 409-762-3556, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org (please put I OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES in the subject line). Callback time and date (if necessary) will be announced at the initial auditions. All members of the cast will receive a production stipend.