The (former) Prostitutes Potluck Supper
by Frankie Little Hardin
Director: Philip Odango
Dates and Times of Audition:
Monday, August 24 7pm
Tuesday, August 25 7pm
Wednesday, August 26 7pm
See www.generictheater.org/parking.html - Auditions will be in the Generic Theater performance space underneath Chrysler Hall, accessible through the Little Hall in the lower level of the Scope parking garage. You can park in the garage ($3 fee after 6pm) or use the stairway through the red door to the right of the Chrysler Hall box office.
PARKING ADVISORY: The Scope garage now charges for parking at night, so be prepared to spend $3, or do as we do and park free on Bute Street and walk across the street. Parking Map
Weeknights and Saturday afternoons
at Generic Theater
October 9, 10, 11, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31
November 1, 5, 6, 7, 8
(Thursday through Saturday nights, Sunday matinees)
Six friends, who once shared the world’s oldest profession, meet for a potluck supper every month, until an expected visitor spells a recipe for disaster. This dramatic comedy is written by Norfolk native and Generic Theater alum Frankie Little Hardin.
Generic Theater is seeking NON UNION actors to fill 6 female and 1 male roles. Headshots and resumes are encouraged but not required. Be prepared to provide all scheduling conflicts through November 8. Auditions will consist of cold reads from the script.
If you have questions about the auditions you may contact the director at podango [at] gmail.com
MISS LYDIA (female / African American, 60’s-70’s). A lovely, gracious and intelligent woman. Well-read as well as wise in the ways of the world. Still, A private person. Very meticulous, fashionable; a woman who takes care of herself, inside and out; wears glasses for reading. Aging gracefully.
ETHEL (female / mid/late 50’s). Could use a good haircut; she colors her own hair. Smart, but sometimes scattered, a queen of multitasking and many projects. Is better at starting things than finishing them, but comfortable with herself and her middle aged spread – a down to earth goddess. Not aging gracefully – doesn’t care.
NORMA/NORMAN (male / African American, mid/late 40’s). An extremely large man, who (sometimes) dresses as a woman. Not afraid to get loud, as needed. Does not suffer fools, unless he’s the one being foolish. He is perfectly aware of correct grammar; he chooses to speak ‘street’ or ‘hick’ whenever it suits him. Formerly homeless and still a sucker for strays. Looking for his soulmate.
RUTH (female/ Asian, 30’s). Been there, done it all, twice. On the surface, tough, quirky, funny, independent; on the inside, a child, robbed of a childhood. Fiercely protective, both of her body and her friends. Her armor is to play clueless – but she’s NOT silly.
CINDY (female/late 20’s). Brunette. Married and Mother to two young girls. Abused as a child and a teenage runaway, she has turned to religion for solace, but not quite a zealot, not yet. Can’t trust anything enough to buy the whole package. Sly and more than a bit cunning. Desperate for validation.
MARY (female / 20’s) College girl. Pretty but maybe not beautiful. She doesn’t mean to offend, but she’s on a mission. Not dumb at all, but naive, not a girl that sticks out in a crowd.
SHANTAI (female/ Latina or African American, early 40’s). Striking; A mature woman at the height of her beauty. Polished and professional businesswoman. Smart and sassy and very tightly wound; on the edge of angry. Single mom to three adolescent and teenage boys.