COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA.
written by William Inge
Directed by Dana Anderson.
AUDITION DATES: January 20th and 21st at 7:00pm
Call backs on January 27th at 7:00pm
WHERE: Altarena Playhouse 1409 High Street, Alameda, CA 94501- No appointments. Read from script and be familiar with the piece.
PERFORMANCE DATES: May 24th – June 23rd
Fridays, Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sunday matinees at 2:00pm, other than May 26th (dark) and one performance on June 20th. Travel stipend provided. No AEA.
For two decades Doc and Lola Delaney avoided coming to terms with what Doc considered a “shot gun” marriage. Lola lost the baby and gives a lot of her affection to Sheba, a dog that disappeared a few months before the opening scene. Doc blames Lola for having to drop out of medical school and not becoming a “real” doctor. Until joining AA a year ago, his escape was alcohol. Then college student Marie rents a room in their home. Doc feels passion for the first time in 20 years. But Marie has two suitors her age. Lola — unaware of Doc’s emotions –becomes as interested in Marie’s future as if Marie were her daughter.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ROLE OF LOLA HAS BEEN PRE-CAST
DOC: Male, 40’s to 50’s world worn, a recovered alcoholic
MARIE: Female, early 20’s, attractive and full of life
TURK: Male, Marie’s suitor early 20’s, bodybuilder “type” handsome and sexual
MRS.COFFMAN: Female, middle aged, Lola and Doc’s neighbor
BRUCE: Male, late 20’s early 30’s Marie’s other suitor – but with prospects
MILKMAN: Male, any age
MESSENGER: Male, 20’s
ED ANDERSON: Male, 40’s – late 50’s Doc’s friend and AA “buddy”
ELMO HUSTON: Male, 40’s – late 50’s another AA “buddy”
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