What: Open auditions for Leading Ladies, written by Ken Ludwig.

When: 1 p.m., Saturday, March 11.

Where: Pentacle Theatre, 324 52nd Ave. NW, off Highway 22. About 6 miles west of downtown Salem, Oregon.

Casting:Three women, five men. For a full list of parts, genders and ages, please see below, or visit the Pentacle Theatre website at pentacletheatre.org. Click on “Auditions” at the top of the page. We encourage you to visit the Pentacle Theatre Facebook page for additional information and updates.

Auditions: Actors will read from the script, copies of which are available on loan at the Pentacle Theatre Business Office, 145 Liberty St. NE in downtown Salem for a $10 refundable deposit. Call 503-485-4300, ext. 22, to arrange for pickup.

Things to know:
Actors should:
-Please arrive promptly by 1 p.m. and plan to stay as late as 5 p.m.
-Plan to arrive early to fill out the 2016-audition-disclosure-and-photo-release or complete it before you arrive. Be sure to write clearly, especially your contact information.
-Bring your calendar and a complete list of conflicts through June 17.

Callbacks (if needed): To be announced.

Rehearsals: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays at Pentacle Theatre’s rehearsal studio in downtown Salem. The director will set weekend rehearsals and work sessions as needed.

Show dates:Friday, May 26, through Saturday June 17.

About the show: In this hilarious comedy, two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing on the Moose Lodge circuit in Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in York, Pennsylvania, is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long-lost English nephews, they decide to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. But, when they get to York, they discover that the lost relatives aren’t nephews, but nieces. No problem, Jack and Leo are actors! Romantic entanglements abound when Leo falls in love with the old lady’s niece, Meg. This funny farce feature great roles for a variety of ages and types.

Cast of Characters:
Meg Snider (Lead): Female, 25-35 — Local girl, vivacious, warm, great sense of humor. Has unfulfilled dreams of the great big world outside of central Pennsylvania she has yet to experience.

Duncan Wooley (Supporting): Male, 40-45 — Local minister, engaged to Meg. A good man, but fussy, headstrong, set in his ways, egocentric.

Doc Myers (Supporting): Male, 45-55 — Local doctor, Chief Moose, likeable curmudgeon, boisterous, stocky, father to Butch.

Leo Clark (Lead): Male, 30-45 — Male, 30-45 — A clean-shaven, Shakespeare actor from England, who’s marginally gifted, charming, yet mildly pompous. He longs to achieve stardom. Comic timing a must. Also plays one of Florence’s nieces, Maxine.

Jack Gable (Supporting): A clean-shaven, Shakespeare actor from England, Leo’s partner, easily dragged into Leo’s harebrained schemes, nice guy, longs to settle down. Comic timing a must. Also plays one of Florence’s nieces, Stephanie.

Audrey (Supporting): Female, 20-26 — A well-built, extremely sweet and good-natured “intelligent airhead.” Audrey roller-skates.

Butch Myers (Supporting): Male, 20-26 — A little slow on the uptake, sincere, good-hearted.

Florence Snider (Supporting): Female, 60-75 — Extremely crusty, terrible eyesight, wealthy, wily, ailing, possibly a hypochondriac.

For more information: Contact director Jennifer Gimzewski at 503-983-3592 or jgimzewski@gmail.com, or call the Pentacle Theatre office at 503-485-4300.

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