by Joni Fritz
directed by Patricia Durante
WHEN: Thursday, February 4 6-9pm. Please send an email, with the time you would like to audition, to firstname.lastname@example.org
WHERE: Parsippany Playhouse, 1130 Knoll Rd., Lake Hiawatha
Girl’s Room by Joni Fritz is about a young ballet dancer about to break into the big time, but has another kind of break—an accident that could end her career. This charming new comedy about three generations of lively women, the lies that bind them together, and the truths that tear them apart will develop into a laugh-filled evening wrapped in a moving roller coaster of emotions.
Performance dates are March 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20; Friday and Saturdays at 8PM; Saturday and Sundays at 3PM. Rehearsals start February 22nd.
Three generations of women—all quirky, funny, emotional —with a great sense of the ridiculous. All three actors must have ability to do fast-paced comedy.
- Katie: A ballet dancer (age: early 20's): An only child. Serious and dedicated to her dancing from an early age. Ethereal in appearance—can be alternately very childlike or very adult, depending upon the situation. Very smart with a dry, ironic wit.
- Marilyn: Katie’s mother (age range: approximately late 40's to very early 50's): A former dancer who gave it all up to have a child. She is the only child of Florence, who she has tried to please her entire life, without much success. Devoted to her own daughter. Warm, giving, naïve, easily embarrassed, a real people-pleaser. (Must be able to move well, as a dancer, during dance sequence.)
- Flo: Kate’s grandmother (age range: Late 60's to early 70's): Bawdy, sharp and no-nonsense. A real “pistol”. Calls them as she sees them. Street-smart, self-involved, a former “card shark”. Flo needs to always be the center of attention – and whatever the stakes, must always win.