“The Foreigner” by Larry Shue (through Dramatists Play Service Inc.)
This is the show that the adults will perform. (note there is 1 role for a teen/young man in this story/and I would not rule out a high school age girl- who can look and play older). I have seen this twice and it is hysterical! Synopsis is below, along with review quotes.
… “The Foreigner” show dates are Thur(s) and Fri(s), January 10 ,11, 17 & 18,(2013). It will audition in Sept or early Oct., so watch for audition info soon. Now that’s “plenty-o-time” to learn lines!
…the other adult cast” opportunity” will be “The Cemetery Club” (through Samuel French). Show dates are Thur(s) and Fri(s), Thur(s) and Fri(s), April 18, 19 25, 26(2013). This one comes recommended by Lucy and Al Ruffner, along with Robin Rupert.
…and finally, this is not a trick (I repeat, NOT A TRICK!) These 2 plays mentioned above are NOT musicals- I PROMISE!… and therefor, as some of you requested, have NO song or dance numbers (unless your character is one that breaks out into song, as themselves, within story) Truly! See, even directors can take direction sometimes:)
Full Length5 men, 2 women: 7 total
Winner of two Obie Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards as Best New American Play and Best Off-Broadway Production. An inspired comic romp, equal in inventive hilarity to the author’s classic comedy The Nerd, the present play enjoyed a sold-out premiere in Milwaukee before moving on to a long run Off-Broadway. Based on what the NY Post describes as a “devilishly clever idea,” the play demonstrates what can happen when a group of devious characters must deal with a stranger who (they think) knows no English. “Something funny is going on in Milwaukee—to the delight of audiences at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre.” —Variety. “I laughed start to finish at one comic surprise after another.” —The New Yorker. “…a constant invitation to relax and laugh at the foolishness of life…” —Village Voice. “Shue’s comedy is positively antic, yet pleasantly seasoned with a few dashes of sentimentality…He has raided comedy’s storehouse…” —Bergen Record.
AND for the other synopsis,
here is the lowdown on “The Cemetery Club”…
Full Length Play
The Broadway production starred Eileen Heckart as Lucille.
“Funny, sweet tempered, moving.” – Boston Globe“Very touching and humorous. An evening of pure pleasure that will make you glad you went to the theatre.” –Washington Journal Newspapers