The Vermont Theatre Company is pleased to announce auditions for our upcoming production of It Runs in the Family, written by Ray Cooney. Auditions will take place on Sunday, October 2 at 1:00 p.m. and Monday, October 3 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hooker Dunham Theater in Brattleboro, VT. The show will be performed at the Evening Star Grange in Dummerston, VT on December 2 – 4 and 9 – 11, 2022.
Set in a hospital four days before Christmas, It Runs in the Family contains the usual assortment of farcical nuts running in and out of doors mistaking everybody for someone else, as Dr. Mortimore tries to fend off a paternity suit, an ex wife, a punkish son, and various other lunatics so that he may, at last, deliver the Ponsonby Lecture in an international conference.
Interested actors are asked to prepare two contrasting contemporary monologues. Total time not to exceed 4 minutes.
For questions or to schedule an alternate audition time, please email the director, Charlene Kennedy, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Mike Connely: Supporting, Male, 20-35
An exuberant, boyish doctor who loves acting and dressing up; eager to please but is often frenetic.
Rosemary Mortimore: Supporting, Female, 35-45
Head doctor David Mortimore’s attractive wife; she is refined, outgoing and pleasant; nothing gets past her.
Dr. David Mortimore: Head doctor at St. Andrew’s Hospital. Early 50’s, charming and slightly pompous.
Matron: A no-nonsense type of woman; robust, ample, strict, a rule follower.
Sir Willoughby Drake: Supporting, Male, 43-75
Chair of the Board of St. Andrew’s Hospital; a stern administrator, and a bit out of touch with what really goes on in the hospital.
Jane Tate: Lead, Female, 34-47
Pretty, likeable former nurse; a good mother, though perhaps overly protective.
Sister: Supporting, Female, 18-36
Incredibly pleasant and efficient nurse at the hospital; no one knows anything about her and everyone constantly forgets she exists.
Leslie Tate: Lead, Male, 16-22
Punk exterior; exudes a constant physical threat, though surprisingly intellectual and emotional; uses very simple logic; excitable.
Police Sergeant: Supporting, Male, 30-57
Practical; down to earth; by the book; no sense of humor; he is logic.
Bill Lesley: Eccentric and fun-loving; his self-image is 35 years ago; his brain has short circuited.
Dr. Hubert Bonney: Early 50’s male. A colleague of Dr. Mortimer at St. Andrew’s Hospital; insignificant but enthusiastic!