Good Company Players’ Upcoming Auditions
Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. in
GCP’s 2nd Space Theatre
928 E. Olive, Fresno, CA
For more info, contact Good Company Players’ Business Office at 559-266-0211 or email@example.com
Book by Neil Simon
Rehearsals Begin: May 15, 2017 Performs: June 22 – Aug. 20, 2017
Director: Karan Johnson
Leon Tolchinsky is ecstatic. He’s landed a terrific teaching job in an idyllic Russian hamlet. When he arrives he finds some people sweeping dust from the stoops back into their houses and others milking cows upside down to get more cream. The town has been cursed with Chronic Stupidity for 200 years and Leon’s job is to break the curse. There is a catch: if he stays over 24 hours and fails to break the curse, he too becomes Stupid. The trouble is, he wants to stay. He has fallen in love with a girl so stupid that she has only recently learned how to sit down. Perfect show for performers wanting to show off their comedy chops. Rated PG.
CAST OF CHARACTERS:
LEON TOLCHINSKY (Male 20s – 40s) – The idealistic new schoolteacher. Very sure of himself, frequently speaks directly to the audience.
SNETSKY (Male 20s – 50s) – The sheepherder who keeps losing his sheep.
MAGISTRATE (Male 30s – 60s) – The judge, lawyer, and mayor.
SLOVITCH (M/F 20s – 60s) – The butcher who sweeps dirt into the shop.
MISHKIN (M/F 20s – 60s) – The mail carrier who saves important letters.
YENCHNA (Female 20s – 50s) – The florist who confuses fish with flowers.
ZUBRITSKY (Male 30s – 60s) – The doctor who has never been to medical school.
LENYA ZUBRITSKY (Female 30s – 50s) – Sophia’s mother, who has trouble with doors.
SOPHIA ZUBRITSKY (Male 20s – 30s) – Leon’s new student, she has only recently learned to sit down, but she is very beautiful.
GREGOR YOUSEKEVITCH (Male 20s – 40s) – The melodramatic villain of the play; referred to as “the count with the curse.”