By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten
Performances 22 May – 13 June
Audition Date: 28 January 2020
Time: 7.30pm for an 8pm start
Set in the bridal parlour of Laurelton Oaks, Virginia, a stunning wedding reception venue, tensions are high as pre-wedding jitters take over when one bridesmaid arrives without a dress and another with a streaming nose and hacking cough. Add in a drunker-by-the-minute bride and a determined Maitre d’ Wedding Planner and you have a recipe for some laugh out loud antics . . . .
Always a Bridesmaid is a costume dream (maybe nightmare) comedy for six fabulous females to play the following characters (all ages are approx and flexible):
Kari Ames-Bissette (20s) – a kind hearted, spirited Southern charmer
Libby Ruth Ames (40s) – hopeless romantic sweet country woman, plain-spoken and guileless
Sedalia Ellicott – (60s) a gregarious, energetic Virginia hostess and life-force
Monette Gentry (40s), kinda flash, kinda trashy, Southern-to-the-bone flirt
Charlie Collins (40s) tree-hugging, Birkenstock-wearing, acerbic Southern free spirit
Deedra Wingate (40s), headstrong with a dry wit, no-nonsense Northern transplant
A ‘Southern’ American accent is required for all except Deedra who can be from further north but still American.
I am auditioning early with the intention of providing time to learn lines before rehearsals commence with books down by week 3 of the rehearsal schedule.
For the audition please prepare a 1-minute monologue of your choice using an American accent. We will also work from the script. For more information, any questions or a copy of the script please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or txt or call on 0402 645 808.
This is a light-hearted and fun play with some lines that are comedy gold. This will not be high art but it will be a whole lotta fun.
I hope to see you audition