Auditions for the Workshop Players production of the family comedy “Squabbles” by Marshall Karp will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 5 and Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 44820 Middle Ridge Rd., Amherst Township.
“Squabbles” is the tale of Jerry Sloan, a successful advertising writer and his wife, Alice, a successful lawyer. Living with the Sloans is Alice’s father, Abe, a humorously grouchy septuagenarian. When a house fire displaces Jerry’s mother, Mildred, she arrives to live “temporarily” with the Sloans. Mildred and Abe can’t stand each other, and with Alice expecting a baby, one of the in-laws has to go. A series of silly squabbles gives way to a heartwarming conclusion.
Director Brad Sales seeks to cast three women and four men:
• Jerry Sloan (age 30-45), an advertising jingle writer whose patience and sensibility is about to be vigorously and humorously tested (must sing a couple of jingles).
• Alice Sloan (late 20s-40), a successful attorney who is expecting her first baby but is not expecting her mother-in-law.
• Abe Dreyfus (65-75), Alice’s curmudgeon of a father who believes that arguments are essential to good health.
• Mildred Sloan (60-75), Jerry’s assertive mother who firmly stands her ground against Abe while she stakes out new territory in her son’s home.
• Hector Lopez (30-50), a handyman, gardener, and jack-of-all-trades with a cheerful disposition and a constant need of a bathroom.
• Sol Wasserman (60-75), the Sloans’ neighbor, a retired pharmacist who is also Abe’s card-playing buddy.
• Mrs. Fisher (45-55), the Sloan baby’s starchy, authoritarian nurse whose best friend probably calls her “Mrs. Fisher.”
Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Performance dates are Feb. 9-11, 17-19, and 24-26. Take a list of conflicts.
For more information, contact the director at firstname.lastname@example.org.