Jeffrey – A Play by Paul Rudnick
This classic and hilarious LGBTQ comedy will be presented by University Wits at Dog Story Theater.
Directed By: Shane German
Jeffrey, a promiscuous gay actor/waiter, has sworn off sex after too many bouts with his partners about what is “safe” and what is not.
Suddenly, just after he’s reconciled himself to celibacy, Jeffrey’s flamboyant friends introduce him to the man of his dreams, who also happens to be HIV-positive.
What follows is an audacious and moving romantic comedy with a difference—one in which the quest for love and really fabulous clothes meet, and where unflagging humor prevails even when tragedy might be just around the corner.
Seeking strong comedic actors for a very fast-paced ensemble show. Improv background is a plus.
All ethnicities, sexual orientations, and body types encouraged.
Auditions will be cold-readings from the script.
7 Men, 1 Woman
Jeffrey- (Late 20’s – 40)
Steve- Handsome and charming. A dreamboat. (Late 20’s – 40)
Sterling- Elegant and quick witted. (30-60)
Darius- Sterling’s younger lover. Not very bright. Cast member of CATS on Broadway. (20’s)
Man #1: Gym Rat, Skip Winkly – Game Show Host, Casting Director, Waiter, Acolyte #2, Man in Jockstrap, Thug #2, Dave, Angelique Marcangelo (20-40)
Man #2: Gym Rat, Salesman, The Boss, Acolyte #1, Man in Chaps, Thug #1, Father Julian, and Sean (20-40)
Man #3: Gym Rat, Don, Tim, Jeffrey’s Dad, Father Dan, and Chuck Farling- TV News Reporter. (30-60)
Woman: Showgirl, Ann Marwood Bartle, Debra Moorhouse, Mother Teresa, Sharon, Jeffrey’s Mom, and Mrs. Marcangelo (30-60)
Saturday, April 14: 7pm-10pm
Sunday, April 15: 5pm-8pm
Monday, April 16: 7pm-9pm (if necessary)
AUDITION & REHEARSAL LOCATION:
Grand Rapids Civic Theatre – Snell Hall
30 N. Division Ave Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Sundays- Thursdays 7:00pm-10:00pm
April 17th – May 31st
**Based on schedules and availability –
Be prepared to fill out a conflict sheet at auditions (be as specific as possible about conflicts.) Please make sure you can fully commit to the rehearsal and performance schedules before auditioning.
Friday, June 1, 2018 at 8pm
Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 8pm
Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 3pm
Friday, June 8, 2018 at 8pm
Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 8pm
Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 3pm
Dog Story Theater is an ALL-VOLUNTEER , 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Dog Story Theater is a VENUE and does not produce shows. Our mission is simply to provide an affordable, flexible performance space for performers, directors, writers, dancers, comedians, poets, filmmakers and musicians to showcase their work!