Monday, 09. January 2017, Albany, Auditions: The Trouble with Cats

from 09. January 2017 - 19:00
till 11. January 2017 - 22:00
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Event description
The Trouble with Cats

by: Gary Ray Stapp

directed by: Scott Harvey

Auditions: January 9, 10 and Callbacks January 11, 2017

Performances: March 24, 25, 31, April 1, 2(m), 6, 7, 8

An experienced house-sitting couple gets more than they bargain for when a Minnesota homeowner intentionally double-books her lakefront domicile through in order to ensure she can get away from it all for an entire month. When the second house-sitting couple arrives, there is an-immediate clash between generations. In one corner, there are the upper middleclass and socially-skilled Julians from New Jersey, and in the opposite corner, the anti-materialist and free spirited vegans from North Carolina who have decided they don't even need a last name. Personalities collide even further when the Bombays from next door add their own twist to being neighborly with either a constant barrage of trivial pursuits or an onslought of candid crankiness. And if that weren't enough for the Julians to deal with, they got another surprise...the uninhabitable master suite is in the midst of being actively remodeled by the Cheshires, a **** of sisters, two of whom are skilled laborers with personal problems of their own and the other who is a chocoholic ditz. Without a head of household, there is little rest or relaxation for for maybe the cat...if the house sitters could only find the elusive little creature.

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Joanne Birdman (f)...........Aged 40s to 50s. a Minnesota homeowner anxious to be away from home.

Ivy Julian (f)......................Aged 50s to 60s. A housewife and house sitter from New Jersey, she is a diplomatic and consummate hostess.

Phillip Julian (m)..............Aged 50s to 60s. Ivy's husband, he is a little self-centered and easily annoyed.

Sunshine (f)......................Aged 20s to 30s. A new-age spiritualist, she is a devout vegan.

River (m)...........................Aged 20s to 30s. A new-age beatnik, he had difficulty relating to his parents generation.

Parker John (P.J.) (m)......Aged 20s to 30s. A dependent and unmotivated "kid," he is content to be living a carefree life under his parents' roof.

Joy Bombay (f)...................Aged 50s to 60s. A cranky and sassy neighbor, she's no "joy" to be around.

Nelson Bombay (m)...........Aged 50s to 60s. A triva buff, he is the polor opposite of his wife, Joy.

Mitzy Cheshire (f)..............Aged 30s to 40s. A confident, no-nonsense woman who struggles between her emotional apathy toward men and her physical desire for them.

No (Noelle) Cheshire (f).....Aged 30s to 40s. A nun of some variety, she would prefer Heaven to be a place for women only.

Onie Cheshire (f)...............Aged 30s to 40s. A certified chocoholic, she has the emotional maturity of an eight year old.

Amos (m)...........................Aged 40s to 50s. An animal caregiver, he's a likeable man, but he's a goober...and then some.


Scott Harvey is a 1st time director. He got started with ACT in 2001. Since then he has been involved in almost every aspect of the theater productions; from Assistant director (Singin' in the Rain,Waiting for Godot) acting (Peter Pan, The Secret Garden, It's a Wonderful Life, Man of La Mancha, Looking for Normal) and the behind the scene duties (Treasure Island,The Games Afoot,The Mouse Trap) and many more. He is also the ACT board Vice President and current Volunteer Manager.

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