The Weekend Theater will hold auditions Feb. 15-16 for two upcoming plays: Paul Rudnick’s “Regrets Only” and “Race” by David Mamet.
Auditions will begin at 10 a.m. on Feb. 15 and at 6 p.m. on Feb. 16 at The Weekend Theater, 1001 W. Seventh St., Little Rock.
Show dates for “Regrets Only” are April 24-May 3 with rehearsals starting March 21. Justin A. Pike will direct.
“Regrets Only,” modern day social comedy explores the topics of marriage, friendships, and squandered riches. Set in a lavish Manhattan penthouse,the story revolves around a powerhouse attorney, his deliriously social wife and their closest friend, a staggeringly successful fashion designer.
“Race” will be performed May 15-24 with rehearsals beginning in mid-April. Directed by Duane Jackson, “Race” tackles controversial topics in a provocative new tale of sex, guilt and bold accusations. Two lawyers find themselves defending a wealthy white executive charged with raping a black woman. When a new legal assistant gets involved in the case, the opinions that boil beneath explode to the surface.
Auditions for both plays will consist of cold reads.
REGRETS ONLY – Characters
Performance dates: April 24, 25, 26, 30, May 1, 2 and 3
Seeking a diverse cast of 4 women and 2 men.
Age specifications reflect type vs. literal ages.
Myra Kesselman – Middle-aged. Smart. Sane. Efficient. Myra is the McCullough’s longtime maid, who finds quirky ways to keep herself entertained. When she is around, anything can happen. Knowledge of various accents and acting styles preferred. (Late 30 – 40s)
Hank Hadley – A handsome and enormously successful fashion designer. A blend of Cary Grant and a Texas tycoon type. Beautifully mannered but unpretentious. Hank is rich, masculine, graceful, and an international icon of perfect taste.
(Late 40s – Early 60s)
Tibby McCullough – A lifelong Manhattan social heroine. A woman who has wanted nothing more than a fabulously interesting and expensive life. WASPy background. Extravagant and wonderfully poised. Regal but warm. Best friends with Hank. (Late 40s – Early 60s)
Jack McCullough – Tibby’s husband and one of Manhattan’s most powerful white-shoe attorneys. He loves his wife, his family, and his own dazzling eminence. You can often see him glowing with delighted self-esteem.
(Late 40s – Early 60s)
Spencer McCullough – Jack and Tibby’s daughter. A fire-breathing take-no-prisoners corporate attorney. Stylish and expensive, she is exciting, sharp, and yet hilariously narrow. Depth would not be her strong suit. (Late 20s – 30s)
Marietta Claypoole – Tibby’s mother. A grande dame. She wears a towering beehive hairdo that she is able to make gloriously timeless and strangely elegant.
(Woman of a certain age)
RACE – Characters
Performance Dates: May 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24
Jack Lawson and Charles Strickland – white men in their 40s
Henry Brown – black man in his 40s
Susan – black woman in her 20s
AUDITION FORM — Please print and fill out the Audition Form before you arrive. Sheets will also be available at auditions.
TWT Audition Form
HEADSHOT — Please bring a recent black & white or color, medium- or head-shot with you. It should be no larger than 4in x 4in. If you have a recent photo on file at TWT, then we can still use that.
We are a theater which features plays of social significance, and we strive to treat each other with kindness, empathy and respect. Auditioning with us is designed to be a sharing and learning experience, not a competitive trauma, so please come join our Weekend Theater family!