Neil Simon’s The Sunshine Boys

Auditions will be held at The Village Players Theatre on February 22 and 23 from 1:00-3:30 PM.

Directed by Barbara Barkan
Performances: May 15-23, 2020

Al and Willie as “Lewis and Clark” were top-billed vaudevillians for over forty years. Now they aren’t even speaking. When CBS requests them for a “History of Comedy” retrospective, a grudging reunion brings the two back together, along with a flood of memories, miseries, and laughs. The story follows the attempt by a young theatrical agent to re-unite his elderly uncle, a former vaudevillian great, with his long-time stage partner for a TV reunion. Despite their celebrated reputation, the two old men have not spoken in twelve years. Besides remastering their sketch, the two men have numerous issues to work out before they are ready to return to the public eye.

All roles are available. Performers of all ethnicities are highly encouraged to audition.

Willie Clark – male, 60s+
Al Lewis – male, 60s+
Ben Silverman – male, 30s+
Registered Nurse – female, 35-60
Nurse (comedy) – female, 18-25
Eddie – male, 20-30
Patient – male, 25-60
Announcer (off-stage voice) – male, 25+

How we do auditions

Our auditions are all “cold reads,” meaning that no preparation is necessary. If you feel inclined to get a jump on the competition, many scripts are available at The Toledo Lucas County Public Library. Headshots and résumés are not required, however, they are always welcome. We provide a brief information sheet that you will need to complete in order to audition. So what are you waiting for?!

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