NAPLES — The Naples Players have scheduled October auditions for two productions on their winter, 2011, season schedule.
On Saturday, October 16, auditions for A. R. Gurney’s unusual and delightful comedy, Sylvia, will begin at 2 p.m. Gurney, long known for his treatments of Wasps in the Northeast, takes a different approach in Sylvia, which treats of men, women, middle age and the animal kingdom. Sylvia, a dog, is played by a girl, just the thing to create an eternal triangle between a man and his wife.
The N.Y. Times said this comedy is “for anyone who ever owned a dog, loved a dog, wanted to wring a dog’s neck or wished the dog would take a long weekend.” The comedy, to be presented January 12-February 5, will be directed by Megan McCombs. The script calls for two women, Sylvia, aged 20 to 30, and the middle aged wife; the husband is also middle aged, and a second man, any age, will play a number of roles of varying genders.
Auditions for the witty mystery Art of Murder are set for October 30, beginning at 2 p.m. Playwright Joe DiPietro’s play received the Edgar Award for Best Mystery Play, and looks at talent vs. commerce and plot vs. counterplot in the world of art. You’ll meet an eccentric painter, his wife and an unethical art dealer, who describes his ideal client as “prolific, talented, and dead.” Art of Murder will be presented February 2-26, directed by Theresa Bill. Cast members include two men ages 30-55, a successful artist and his art dealer; and two women of the same ages, his wife and housekeeper.
No appointments are necessary for these open auditions, and anyone interested is encourage to attend at the dates indicated between 2 and 4 pm at the Sugden Community Theatre, 701 5th Avenue South, Naples. Perusal scripts are now available at the Box Office for 72 hours with a $20 deposit. The Box Office is open from 10 am – 4 pm Monday-Friday and 10 am – 1 pm Saturday; for information, call 434-7340, ext. 10.
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