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Center Stage Community Theatre announces auditions for its first show of 2020 “Don’t Drink The Water” by Woody Allen and Directed by Matt Trgovac. A Cascade of Comedy and a solid hit on Broadway, this affair takes place inside an American embassy behind the Iron Curtain. An American tourist –caterer by trade- and his wife and daughter rush into the embassy two steps ahead of the police who suspect them of spying and picture taking. Its not much of a refuge, for the ambassador is absent and his son, now in charge, has been expelled from a dozen countries and the continent of Africa. Nevertheless, they carefully and frantically plot their escape, and the ambassador’s son and the caterer’s daughter even have time to fall in love.
Auditions will take place at Center Stage Community Theatre at 604 Powell St on January 26th and 27th at 7pm. Show Dates are March 13th-29th on Friday’s, Saturday’s and Sundays.
Actors are asked to prepare a comedic monologue lasting no more than 2 minutes and will read from the script. Rehearsals will begin on February 3rd with the first read through. Rehearsal schedule is TBA and actors are asked to provide a list of conflicts during the rehearsal period.
List of Characters
Axel Magee - An American foreign diplomat who only went into the business due to his father rather than his actual talent in art. He has a tendency to ramble, especially when nervous. He falls in love with Susan during the play. Must be able to play early 20s to early 30s
Walter Hollander - A caterer from Newark, New Jersey. He is married to Marion and is the father of Susan and Seth. He causes his family to become trapped in the American embassy after he takes pictures of a high security area. He is very loud and abrasive but he can be kind when he wants to. Must be able to play mid to late 40s to 50s.
Marion Hollander - Walter's homemaker wife and the mother of Susan and Seth, she too is somewhat abrasive but she's much kinder than Walter. Must be able to play mid to late 40s to 50s.
Susan Hollander - Walter and Marion's daughter who falls in love with Axel- Should be able to sing. Must be able to play mid 20s
Father Drobney - A priest hiding out in the embassy for 6 years with a love of magic tricks. He is the narrator of the play. Actor will be performing a strong amount of physical humor. Must be able to play 40s to 50s. Accent will be used
Kilroy - Ambassador Magee's stuck-up assistant who is much more competent at his job then Axel. Mid 30s to 40s
Krojack - The head of the Communist police who traps the Hollanders in the embassy. Must be able to play late 30s to late 40s. Heavy eastern European accent used. Actor will be performing a strong amount of physical humor. Role is being doubled with other role
Burns - Female assistant working at the embassy. Clean cut, efficient, organized almost to a fault. Mid to Late 40s
Ambassador Magee - Axel's father who is the ambassador of the unnamed country and the head of the embassy. Loud, in charge with little patience. Actor will be performing a strong amount of physical humor. Must be able to play mid to late 40s to 50s. Role is being doubled with other role.
Chef - The embassy's chef, who consistently butts heads with Walter. STRONG ROLE FOR CHARACTER ACTOR, some physical humor required. Accent will be used. Role is being doubled with other role. Mid 30s to late 40s
Sultan Visiting dignitary to the embassy. Role is being double with member of Communist police. Heavy accent used. Age open
Kasnar Embassy party attendant, Role is being double with member of Communist police as well as extra role Age open
Novotny Member of communist police. Must be able to play late 30s to late 40s. Heavy eastern European accent used. Role is being doubled with other role
Sultans Wife Wife to Sultan of Bashir. Role is being doubled with other role
Countess Bardoni Embassy party attendant, Role is being double with other role. Age open