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California Suite - Nantucket Auditions
posted February 25, 2019 in news

California Suite - Nantucket Auditions


We are holding audition for the first Main Stage production of the year, California Suite.  Please sign up for a timeslot by following this link.

To view/print the audition sides in advance, please find them HERE

DAY 1 AUDITION DATE/TIME: Thursday, April 4 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm 

DAY 2 AUDITION DATE/TIME: Saturday, April 6 from 12:00pm - 2:00pm

LOCATION: Bennett Hall, 62 Centre St. 

DIRECTOR: Justin Cerne

REHEARSAL DATES: May 5 - 23

SHOW DATES: May 24 - June 15

ADDITIONAL AUDITION INFORMATION:

SYNOPSIS

California Suite is a 1976 play by Neil Simon. Similar in structure to his earlier Plaza Suite, the comedy is composed of four playlets set in Suite 203-04 of The Beverly Hills Hotel.

In Visitor from New York, Hannah Warren is a Manhattan workaholic who flies to Los Angeles to retrieve her teenaged daughter Jenny after she leaves home to live with her successful screenwriter father William. The bickering divorced couple is forced to decide what living arrangements are best for the girl. Conservative middle-aged businessman Marvin Michaels is the Visitor from Philadelphia, who awakens to discover a prostitute named Bunny unconscious in his bed after consuming a bottle of vodka. With his wife Millie on her way up to the suite, he must find a way to conceal all traces of his uncharacteristic indiscretion.

The Visitors from London are British actress Diana Nichols, a first-time nominee for the Academy Award for Best Actress, and her husband Sidney, a once-closeted antique dealer who has become inceasingly indiscreet about his sexual orientation. The Oscar is an honor that could jumpstart her faltering career, although Diana knows she doesn't have a chance of winning. As she prepares for her moment in the spotlight, her mood fluctuates from hope to panic to despair.

The Visitors from Chicago are two affluent couples who are best friends. Stu Franklyn and his wife Gert and Mort Hollender and his wife Beth are taking a much-needed vacation together. Things begin to unravel quickly when Beth is hurt during a mixed doubles tennis match and Mort accuses Stu of having caused her injury by lobbing the ball.

SEEKING ALL ROLES (NO DOUBLE CASTING)

Visitor from New York 
HANNAH WARREN -  A workaholic Manhattan magazine writer.
WILLIAM [BILLY] WARREN - Former husband of Hannah, a Hollywood screenwriter.

Visitor from Philadelphia 
MARVIN MICHAELS - Nervous husband who discovers a call girl in his hotel room bed the morning his wife arrives to join him. 
BUNNY - Hooker, attractive, no lines, because she is passed out throughout the scene.
MILLIE MICHAELS - Marvin's wife, tired from plane and not happy with the situation.

Visitors from London 
SIDNEY NICHOLS - British, Diana's husband who is bisexual.
DIANA NICHOLS - British, a nominee for Best Actress Oscar.

Visitors from Chicago 
MORT HOLLEDNER - On a disastrous vacation with his wife Beth and best friends the Franklyns; more physically imposing than Stu.
BETH HOLLENDER - Mort's wife, injured while playing tennis.
STU FRANKLYN - Slightly younger colleague of Mort.
GERT FRANKLYN - Stu's wife. 

Email us at auditions@theatrenantucket.org with any questions