Audition: A Bad Year For Tomatoes

A hilarious comedy by John Patrick

Directed by James Luckett
Produced by Chuck Learn

Fed up with the pressures and demands of her acting career, the famous Myra Marlowe leases a house in the tiny New England hamlet of Beaver Haven and settles down to write her autobiography.

She is successful in turning aside the offers pressed on her by her long-time agent, but dealing with her nosy neighbours. “Everyone knows those nosy neighbours” – who won’t mind their own business. They’re quirky, odd and sometimes even a little crazy – and Beaver Haven is full of them.

Directors Notes: A cute fun play.

Audition Dates
Sunday November 18, 2018 – 7:00-9:00 PM
Monday November 19, 2018 – 7:00-9:00 PM

Rehearsals
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 7:00-10:00 PM.

Production Dates
Dates: April 12-13, 19-20, 26-27, 2019
Curtain at 8:00 PM

Characters: 3 men, 4 women
Myra Marlowe
… She is a successful actress and  decides to come to New England to write her autobiography. Although the neighbours don’t know who she is, they are constantly interrupting her so she invents a mad sister. She also plays her mad sister whom she invents to scare off her nosy neighbours. Age : approximately in her forties
Tom Lamont … Myra’s agent, he is quite fond of Myra. He isn’t sure that this was a good plan for Myra to drop out and write her autobiography.
Cora Gump … Just likes to gossip. Local girl from Beaver Haven. Very much like Reba.
Reba Harper … Local gossip like Cora. Not really up to date on anything outside of the Hamlet of Beaver Haven.
Piney … Very blunt kind of a hick, unusual character.
Willa Mae Wilcox …  Local witch reads palms, fortune telling and the like.
Sheriff … Sherlock to the rescue.

Please Note:

  1. Auditions are open auditions, no appointment necessary.
  2. Auditions are cold read. No prepared monologues required.
  3. Must be available for all of the rehearsals.
  4. Auditions take place at the Drama Centre, Central Park, 2311 New Street (beside Central Library).  Enter using the red stage door facing the Library back parking lot.
  5. Limited rehearsal scripts available. $20.00 refundable deposit.

Theatre Burlington is a Community Theatre and non-professional.
For more information: www.theatreburlington.on.ca and 905-637-1728