Audition Call for GALA Community
Theater’s Summer Production
Gulf Alliance for Local Arts (GALA) announced that on April 27th auditions will be held for its 2010 Summer Production of Sex Please We’re Sixty!, an American farce written by Michael and Susan Parker and directed by Margy Oehlert. The three performances are scheduled for July 9th, 10th and 11th, 2010.
The farce takes place at Mrs. Stancliffe’s Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast, a successful B&B for many years. Her guests (nearly all women) return year after year. Her next door neighbor, the elderly, silver-tongued, Bud “Bud the Stud” Davis believes they come to spend time with him in romantic liaisons. The prim and proper Mrs. Stancliffe steadfastly denies this, but really doesn’t do anything to prevent it. She reluctantly accepts the fact that “Bud the Stud” is, in fact, good for business. Her other neighbor and would-be suitor Henry Mitchell is a retired chemist who has developed a blue pill called “Venusia,” after Venus the goddess of love, to increase the libido of menopausal women. The pill has not been tested. Add to the guest list three older women: Victoria Ambrose, a romance novelist whose personal life seems to be lacking in romance; Hillary Hudson a friend of Henry’s who has agreed to test the Venusia: and Charmaine Beauregard, a “Southern Belle” whose libido does not need to be increased! Bud gets his hands on some of the Venusia pills and the fun begins, as he attempts to entertain all three women! The women mix up Bud’s Viagra pills with the Venusia, and we soon discover that it has a strange effect on men: it gives them all the symptoms of menopausal women, complete with hot flashes, mood swings, weeping and irritability! When the mayhem settles down, all the women find their lives moving in new and surprising directions.
“When the director first approached us with just the title, I must admit a few eyebrows were raised,” stated Blake Denton, GALA Community Theater Chairperson. “But after reading it and its reviews from across the country, we realized it was not inappropriate as the title may suggest,” continues Denton.
There are 6 roles to be cast, 4 women and 2 men all age 50+. There are also crew positions available as well for those who wish to participate but not be on stage. It will be open audition. Those wanting to audition or seek crew positions simply have to show up that day to do so. Auditions will take place Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 7:00 p.m. EST at the Cape San Blas Firehouse. The firehouse is located off C-30, just after you turn on the Cape Road.
“I had never attempted acting at all until last year. I had absolutely no experience whatsoever. It ended up being one of the most enjoyable and fulfilling things I have ever done. I encourage anyone to give it a try,” says Mr. Denton.
For more information about Sex Please We’re Sixty!, auditions, rehearsal schedule and performances, please contact director Margy Oehlert at (850) 670-8874. To find out more about GALA Community Theater and Gulf Alliance for Local Arts, as well as sponsorship and volunteer opportunities for this and other projects, please contact Don Ouellette at (850) 229-2748.