When Mrs. Savage choses not to share her inheritance with her greedy step-children, she is sent to a sanitorium to “bring her to her senses.” She quickly befriends the other residents, who seem sane compared to her family. She vows to use her millions to help her new friends, but first they’ll lead everyone on a mad hunt for the missing cash. (PG)
March 2, 3, 4, 10, 11 at 7:30PM
March 5 & 12 at 2:30PM
Please arrive early to fill out an audition form.
Auditions will consist of cold reads from the script. Actors have the option of a comedic monologue.
Cast Breakdown (5 men, 6 women):
Mrs. Ethel P. Savage: Referred to as "Mrs. Savage" for the majority of the play, she is a witty, kindhearted, blue haired woman with a shifted viewpoint of humanity. She dislikes her stepchildren, but learns to love the residents of The Cloisters, accepting their own realities and delusions with an open-mindedness that others on the outside do not.
Florence Williams: (20's-40's) The elegant "mother" of The Cloisters, she believes she has a five-year-old son named John Thomas; in fact, John Thomas is a doll.
Fairy May: (early 20's) Fairy is a compulsive liar who is obsessed with having others love her. She is very childlike, behaving and speaking in the tone of a six-year-old.
Jeffrey: (20's-30's) Once a military pilot, Jeff was shot down in the war, surviving a crash that killed all his men. He now believes that he has a scar on his face, which he constantly hides from others.
Hannibal: (20's-40's) Hannibal, once a statistician, was fired and replaced by an electronic calculator. He has then taken up the violin, which he wrongly believes he can play beautifully.
Mrs. Paddy: (40's-50's) Mrs. Paddy paints with the quality of Hannibal's violin playing. She only speaks to announce what she hates. She hates "everything in the world."
Titus: The eldest step-son of Mrs.Savage. He is sober, humorless, and direct. Titus also has a temper that tends to come out most when dealing with his mother.
Lily Belle: Lily Belle, the middle step-child, a celebrity heiress, she is arrogant, chic, and self-assured.
Samuel: The youngest step child of Ethel, he walks in the shadows of his siblings, offering a sassy, short comment every once in a while, only to be shot down.
Dr. Emmett: The staff doctor for this wing of The Cloisters, Dr. Emmett is kind, warmhearted, and he works hard to help his patients.
Miss "Willie" Wilhelmina: Miss Willie is an administrative assistant and nurse.