Workshop Theatre:  Calgary's Longest Running Community Theatre

2015-2016 Season

All the Kings Women
A play by Luigi Jannuzzi

October 9 – 17

The story of Elvis Presley told through the eyes of 17 Women! Some Enthralled! Some Appalled! ALL OBSESSED! A fast paced series of 5 comedic plays and 3 monologues based on the Life of Elvis Presley. From Tupelo Mississippi where 11 year old Elvis wanted a BB Gun instead of a guitar, to The Steve Allen Show, from President Richard Nixon's office, to Andy Warhol's studio, from Cadillac Salesmen, to Graceland guards, this is a touching, bring-the-family comedy with a heart that captures the effects that fame, generosity & just being a nice guy can bring to others!


Mounting Sex in the Afternoon Zone
A Comedy by Caroline Russell-King

November 20 – 28

In this hilarious comedy a theatre is mounting a new production of “Sex in the Afternoon”. The playwright changes the genre of the play four times before opening night. The play starts out as a British farce, then a Canadian comedy, then a musical Canadian comedy then finishes a sci-fi musical. The actor in the play is caught between his wife who is playing his mistress and vice versa.

 Proof
A Drama by David Auburn

March 4 - March 12, 2015

Catherine has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, Robert. When he dies she has more than grief to deal with: there's her estranged sister, Claire, and Hal, a former student of her father's who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that Robert left behind. And a further problem: how much of her father's madness or genius  will Catherine inherit?

In Love and Warcraft

A comedy by  Madhuri Shekar

June 10 - June 18

Evie Malone- gamer girl, college senior and confirmed virgin- has it all figured out. Not only does she command a top-ranked guild in Warcraft with her online boyfriend, she also makes a little cash on the side writing love letters for people who've screwed up their relationships. Love is like Warcraft, after all. It's all about strategies, game plans, and not taking stupid risks.

Well, that's what she thinks... until she actually falls for a guy. In Real Life. And no amount of gaming expertise will help her out when she finds herself with a non-virtual, totally real, and incredibly cute boyfriend, who wants more from her than she's willing to give.

Pumphouse Theatre
Auditions

All the King’s Women, Luigi Jannuzzi

Monday, July 20, 7pm – 9pm

Tuesday, July 21, 7pm – 9pm

Women!! And Men, too!

The story of Elvis Presley told through the eyes of 17 Women! Some Enthralled! Some Appalled! ALL OBSESSED! A fast paced series of 5 comedic plays and 3 monologues based on the Life of Elvis Presley.

- A salesperson's experience when Elvis and his Mother come in to buy Elvis' 11th birthday gift, his 1st guitar.
- The final check, demands, and argument at the Steve Allen show by a NBC censor, Steve Allen's secretary, and Elvis' messenger about hound dogs and pelvic movement.
- A women who runs into Elvis in a supermarket at 3 am and how it changes her life.
- 3 secretaries at the White House gushing out of their minds over a new visitor at the gate who comes to visit Pres Richard Nixon.
- Andy Warhol's assistants planning the angle of the invite to Andy's new Pop Art Elvis exhibition.
- 2 Saleswomen dueling over who will or will not sell Elvis the next Cadillac.
- A security guard inside Graceland divulging on the kindness and charity of Elvis Presley.
- A young woman, who has quit the Graceland souvenir shop, and her obsessed boyfriend contemplating souvenirs, Elvis, and life.

Looking for a variety of ages, 16 +. The specific roles are written with the following descriptions:

RADIO ANNOUNCER(S) - can be distributed among 1-8 actors
SALESWOMAN - a saleswoman in a music store in 1946 Tupelo, Mississippi
ABBY - Steve Allen's secretary, of the Steve Allen Show on NBC, 1956
BARBARA - a TV censor for NBC, 1956
CYNTHIA - Elvis's messenger, 1956
EVE - a woman who runs into Elvis in a Memphis supermarket, 1967
ALICE - a White House secretary, 1970
BETH - a White House secretary, 1970
CATHY - a White House secretary, 1970
ALLIE - one of Warhol's assistants, 1963
BONNY - one of Warhol's assistants, 1963
CINDY - one of Warhol's assistants, 1963
LORA - a Cadillac saleswoman, 1976
MONA - a Cadillac saleswoman, 1976
PAULA/PAUL - manager of a Cadillac dealership, 1976, can be male or female
GUARD - a guard at Graceland, 1977, can be male or female
EDDIE - Leslie's boyfriend and Elvis superfan, the present
LESLIE - former employee of the Graceland gift shop, the present

There is room for age adjustments, or to double cast actors in multiple roles.

 

We will be doing a prepared reading, and booking audition times in 10 minute slots. Bring your resume, your headshot, and your BLUE SUEDE SHOES!! Please contact Kayte Davies for your time, the sides, as well as any questions, kayteparnell@yahoo.ca

 


 

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