Broken Arrow Playhouse Announces Open Auditions


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The Broken Arrow Community Playhouse is hosting open auditions for their latest performance: “Daddy’s Dyin’ Who’s Got the Will?” Auditions will be held at the playhouse (1800 S. Main) on Sunday, August 19, at 6p.

Ron Friedberg will be directing this hilarious southern comedy. Auditions are open and will consist of cold readings from the script. The show requires three males and five females, age range portrayals thirties to eighty. The play contains adult language and situations. The role of Harmony plays the guitar and Lurlene plays the piano. Resumes and photos not necessary but always welcome. Performance dates will be October 12-21, 2018, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30, Sundays at 2:00.

“Daddy’s Dyin’ Who’s Got the Will?” is a character-driven comedy about a family’s dispute over their father’s estate. Del Shore’s play follows a dysfunctional Southern family as they squabble among themselves over the family fortune. Daddy, the patriarch of this large family, is reaching the end of life’s journey as his health and energy slip away and he watches midget wrestling on a television that isn’t even turned on. Daddy’s children have all returned to the family home, ostensibly to show their support in their father’s final hours, but mainly because they’re eager to know how Daddy’s estate will be divided. As the siblings and their companions bicker, Daddy announces that he can’t remember where he put his will, leading to a frantic search.

Character Breakdown”

Sara Lee Turnover – 36, the middle sister. Twenty pounds overweight, the town beautician, sports a
Bleached beehive. Single and still lives at home. Strong-willed and has a wonderful sense of humor.

Lurlene Turnover Rogers – 42, the oldest sister. A preacher’s wife and elementary school teacher. Attractive, stylish, very Christian – but she has a bite. Plays the piano.

Mama Wheelis- 80, the Turnover children’s grandmother. She’s feisty, speaks her mind, and rules the household.

Evalita Turnover – 35, the youngest sister. Six times married, loves to shock her family. She was a beauty-and still is from a distance. Has a worn look about her. A wounded soul.

Harmony Rhodes – 36, Evalita’s latest fiancé. A musician and vegetarian. Attractive, tan, off-beat, long hair. Has a past. Plays the guitar.

Orville Turnover – 38, the brother. Fat, abusive, unhappy and mean. A redneck trash collector.

Buford “Daddy” Turnover – 67, the father. A stroke victim. Partially paralyzed on his left side, but can walk with a slight limp. Has occasional moments of coherency.

Marlene Turnover – 36, Orville’s wife. Temporarily overweight. A constant victim of Orville’s abuse. However, losing sixty-two pounds can boost a girl’s confidence.

More information for this production can be obtained by calling the BACP at 918-258-0077. The BACP is located in The Main Place at 1800 S. Main in downtown Broken Arrow.

“Daddy’s Dyin’ Who’s Got the Will?” is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. This production is made possible in part by grants from the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. The BACP would like to thank Landmark Business Systems for their generous sponsorship of the 2017-2018 Season. The Broken Arrow Community Playhouse is a member of the Oklahoma Community Theatre Association and the American Association of Community Theatre.


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