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Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage, the “Sweet Delilah” on North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each others’ lives.

Directed by John Vinopal

Produced by Maggie Fredricks

details

WHEN: Sunday, March 17 @ 7pm and Tuesday, March 19 @ 7pm

You only need to attend one of these two dates
Invited Callbacks if needed on Wednesday, March 20 @7 pm

WHERE: Village Theatre Guild of Glen Ellyn, located at the corner of Park Blvd. and Butterfield Road.

WHAT: This is an “Open Call” audition. No appointment is necessary. This is a non-equity, non-pay production.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Sides are posted on VTG website. No monologues are necessary. All those auditioning are encouraged to provide a resume of their onstage experience and must provide a list of all potential conflicts including travel. Any conflicts with the posted schedule must be discussed with the Producer and agreed to by the Director before casting can be confirmed.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

  • 12 Total Performances
  • Fridays and Saturdays – May, 17, 18, 24, 25, 29, 31 and June 1, 7, 8 at 7:30 pm
  • Matinees at 2 pm May 19, 26 and June 1, 2

roles/character descriptions

5 women, mid-40s

SHEREE HOLLINGER: the perennial team captain, is practical, supportive and a fount of boundless energy. Never without her to-do lists or Pocket Scheduler, her tendency to be hyper-organized occasionally drives her friends a bit crazy. She’s the eternal tomboy, a health nut and an all-American mom who lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her family.

DIANH GRAYSON: the wise-cracking cynic of the group, has fought her way to the top and relishes the view. A lawyer in the biggest and most prestigious law firm in Atlanta, Dinah excels at everything… except romance. Armed with a dry martini and even drier sense of humor, Dinah seldom reveals her softer side as she tackles life head-on.

LEXIE RICHARDS: from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is the delightfully vain, youth-obsessed event planner for a chain of four-star hotels. She has never shied away from the occasional nip or tuck and keeps her cosmetic surgeon on speed dial. Always one to revel in her status as a man-magnet, Lexie can be counted on to share wild and hilarious tales of her romantic exploits.

JERI NEAL MCFEELY: is the ditzy ray of sunshine of the group. She’s perky and naïve and always sees the positive side of everything. Having been a nun. For many years, Jeri Neal has been protected from life’s seamier side. Even though she appears to be predictable on the surface, Jeri Neal, recently relocated to Roanoke, Virginia, continually makes life choices that surprise and amaze her friends.

VERNADETTE SIMMS: is a hard luck case if there ever was one. Marriage and motherhood came shortly after college, a dark cloud has hovered above her ever since. A public school teacher, with limited finances and a problematic home life. In Spivey’s Corner, North Carolina, Vernadette is self-deprecating by necessity. She faces her tribulations with gallows humor and the unwavering support of these lifelong friends.

The play takes place over a period of 33 years.