Auditions

Winter 2017 

LOVE/SICK by John Cariani

Another quirky, humorous, and poignant play by the same writer of Almost, Maine, one of our most popular productions!

Auditions: Tuesday, January 8 at 7pm in the Duke Theatre

Performances: March 17-26, 2017

Rehearsals: **Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday evenings, until tech/dress week when rehearsals will increase. See rehearsal schedule for details.

**Due to the structure of this play (a series of short plays that are approximately 10 minutes each), the rehearsal schedule can be more flexible to accommodate performers' schedules – this may include some daytime rehearsals!**

 

ABOUT THE PLAY

John Cariani calls this play, “A romantic and tragic comedy.” Quirky, humorous, and poignant, Love/Sick is a “darker cousin” to Cariani’s  Almost, Maine, a big hit for us a few years ago. Love/Sick is a collection of nine slightly twisted and completely hilarious short plays. Set on a Friday night in an “alternate suburban reality,” this 80-minute romp explores the pain and joy that comes with being in love. While each play contains different characters and storylines, put them all together and they chart the journey of a relationship, from the first meeting to the end…or the beginning again. Full of imperfect lovers and dreamers, Love/Sick is an unromantic comedy for the romantic in everyone.

 “Entertaining and fun. A satisfyingly dark look at this thing we call love.”  - BroadwayWorld.com

 
AUDITION INFORMATION

*Please read the play prior to auditions so you can give the audition your best shot! Scripts are available on reserve at the LTCC Library. Audition sides will be available in the Duke Theatre Lobby, and listed on our Facebook page, one week prior to auditions.

*Be sure to be ready to list any rehearsal schedule conflicts on the night of auditions.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

This play can be cast using nine women and nine men, or fewer to play multiple roles. Character ages range from 20s to 50s. The characters in the earlier stories are in their 20s and 30s. As the play progresses, the characters become more worldly, so characters are in their late 30s, 40s, and, in the last play, even their 50s. A wide variety of ages and types!

  1. “Obsessive Impulsive” A WOMAN and A MAN who fall in love at first sight.

  2. “The Singing Telegram: - A SINGING TELEGRAM MAN who delivers a singing telegram to an enthusiastic woman, LOUISE. (MAN doesn’t have to have a great voice).

  3. “What?!?” – BEN, a guy who is surprised that he has fallen in love, and ANDY, the sweet guy he has fallen in love with.

  4. “The Answer” – KEITH and CELIA, a groom and a bride.

  5. “Uh-Oh” – SARAH, an inquiring woman, and BILL, her content husband of a year and a half.

  6. “Lunch and Dinner” – KELLY and MARK, a power couple, married for five years.

  7. “Forgot” – JILL, a woman who wants more than she has, and KEVIN, her husband of nine years, who is happy with what he has.

  8. “Where Was I?” – ABBIE, a hardworking stay at home mom, and LIZ, her hard-working wife.

  9. “Destiny” – JAKE, a recently divorced man, and EMILY, a recently divorced woman.

TECHNICAL POSITIONS 
Positions for Light and Sound Board Operators, Stage Manager, backstage crew, and construction crew are available.

For more information, please call the Theatre Department at 530-541-4660, ext. 240, or http://www.ltcc.edu/academics/academic_programs/theatre_arts.php

 

AUDITION SIDES

  1. “Obsessive Impulsive” A WOMAN and A MAN who fall in love at first sight.

          Pages  1-3, starting with “I’ve been diagnosed!” ending bottom of 3

  1. “The Singing Telegram: - A SINGING TELEGRAM MAN who delivers a singing telegram to an enthusiastic woman, LOUISE. (MAN doesn’t have to have a great voice).

          Page 12-14, starting at the top of the page, ending with “I just didn’t want to sing that to you.”

  1. “What?!?” – BEN, a guy who is surprised that he has fallen in love, and ANDY, the sweet guy he has fallen in love with.

          Pages 15-17, starting “...And, well, I just think you’re great, Andy,” ending at bottom of 17

  1. “The Answer” – KEITH and CELIA, a groom and a bride.

          Pages 26-28, starting with “Oh, my God!” ending at bottom of 28

  1. “Uh-Oh” – SARAH, an inquiring woman, and BILL, her content husband of a year and a half.

              Pages 33-35, starting  top of page 33, ending with Bill “How ‘bout that.”

  1. “Lunch and Dinner” – KELLY and MARK, a power couple, married for five years.

          Pages 38- 42, starting with “Oh, how was your luncheon?” & ending top of 42 “Well, then..have a sandwich!”

  1. “Forgot” – JILL, a woman who wants more than she has, and KEVIN, her husband of nine years, who is happy with what he has.

          Pages 49-51, starting ”…what’s it say right there?”ending bottom of pg 51

  1. “Where Was I?” – ABBIE, a hardworking stay at home mom, and LIZ, her hard-working wife.

          Page 54, starting with “Hey! – Abbie, what are you doing”?, ending on page 57 with “Well, join the club.”

  1. “Destiny” – JAKE, a recently divorced man, and EMILY, a recently divorced woman.

Pages 63 -66, starting at “So…what brings you to the SuperCenter?!?”, ending on page 66 at “Totally unattractive.”

 

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For more information, please call the Theatre Department at (530) 541-4660 x 240