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  1530 Central Avenue  
  Middletown, Ohio 45044  
  513-425-7140  
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2018 - 2019 AUDITIONS
         
         
  PLAY AUDITIONS      
         
  THE LOMAN FAMILY PICNIC      
  By Donald Margulies      
  Directed by: Charley Shafor      
         
  AUDITION DATES & TIMES:      
  Tuesday, March 12th – 7:00pm – 8:30pm      
  Thursday, March 14th at 7:00pm – 8:30pm      
         
  AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:      
  Cold Reading form the script      
         
  PRODUCTION DATES:      
  JUNE 7, 8, 14 at 8:00 pm      
   JUNE 15th at 3:00 pm & 8:00 pm      
         
  REHEARSAL AND PRODUCTION WEEK COMMITMENT:      
  Rehearsals begin: End of April / Beginning of May      
  Production Week: June 2nd – 6th      
   Once the show is cast and we have everyone’s conflicts, etc. We will build a rehearsal schedule that will hopefully work for all involved.      
         
  CHARACTERS:
HERBIE: 30’s/early 40’s
DORIS: 30’s/early 40’s
AUNT MARSHA: somewhere in her mid to late 20’s
STEWIE: 13
MITCHELL: 11

ALL Characters sing in the show. While it is not a requirement to sing for the audition you may be ask to sing a short recognizable song.
     
         
  ABOUT THE SHOW:      
  ABOUT THE SHOW: The setting is a new "luxury" high-rise apartment with Spanish décor in Coney Island, the home of a middle-class Jewish family struggling to put up a good front even though continually short of cash. The father, Herbie, who sells lighting fixtures, is chronically overworked and underpaid; his wife, Doris, tells herself (and whomever may be listening) that she loves her life—even though, as the play begins, she is shredding her wedding dress to make a Halloween costume; their older son, Stewie, eagerly awaits his bar mitzvah with an eye less on its religious aspects than on the potential loot to be gained in gifts; and the youngest son, Mitchell, is absorbed in writing a musical version of Death of a Salesman (entitled Willy!) for his class at school. While they all strive to present an appearance of contentment and closeness, the family is beset by underlying tensions which burst forth when Herbie seizes his son's bar mitzvah money and, after an unseemly confrontation with everyone about how the bills for the celebration should be paid, storms out of the apartment. T

Mitchell's pain prompts him to show us a good portion of his new musical about the picnic the Loman family should have. When—and if—Herbie returns home is dealt with ironically by the interpretation of four possible endings, played one after the other, and culminating in the most comically depressing of all—the actual outcome, in which Herbie and Doris sit in their usual oppressive silence while Herbie stabs moodily at his tuna salad diet plate