What: Open auditions for The Savannah Sipping Society, a comedy written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten.
When: 1 p.m., Saturday, June 9.
Where: Pentacle Theatre
324 52nd Ave. NW, off Highway 22
About 6 miles west of downtown Salem, Oregon
Casting: Four middle-aged females.
Auditions: Actors will read from the script, copies of which are available on loan at the Pentacle Theatre Business Office, 145 Liberty St. NE in downtown Salem, for a $10 refundable deposit. Call 503-485-4300 to arrange for pickup. Those auditioning should bring a list of calendar conflicts through Sept. 8.
Callbacks (if needed): To be announced.
Read-through: To be announced.
Rehearsals: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays at Pentacle Theatre’s rehearsal studio in downtown Salem. The directors will set weekend rehearsals and work sessions as needed.
Show dates: Friday, Aug. 17, through Saturday, Sept. 8.
About the show: A joyful, touching comedy about four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, who are drawn together by fate and an impromptu happy hour. They decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years. Over the course of six months filled with laughter, hilarious misadventures and the occasional liquid refreshment, these middle-aged women bond and find the confidence they need to jumpstart their new lives. Together, they discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment and, most importantly, realize it’s never too late to make new old friends.
Cast of characters: Seeking four actors able to play the following roles:
- Randa Covington, 49 — A perfectionist and workaholic, Randa is struggling to cope with a surprise career derailment that, unfortunately, reveals that she has no life and no idea how to get one.
- Dot Haigler, 69 — Still reeling from her husband’s recent demise and the loss of their plans for an idyllic retirement, Dot faces the unsettling prospect of starting a new life from scratch — and all alone.
- Marlafaye Mosley, 57 — Earthy and boisterous Marlafaye, a good ol’ Texas gal, has blasted into Savannah in the wake of losing her tomcattin’ husband to a 23-year-old dental hygienist. The strength of her desire to establish a new life is equaled only by her desire to wreak a righteous revenge on her ex.
- Jinx Jenkins, 53 — Also new to town, Jinx, a spunky ball of fire, offers her services as a much-needed life coach for these women. But, blinded by her determination to get their lives on track, she overlooks that she’s the one most in need of sage advice.
More information: Contact co-directors Jeff Witt and Dani Potter or call the Pentacle Theatre office at 503-485-4300.