Auditions for Picnic
Company/Venue: Wimberley Players, Wimberley Playhouse, 450 Old Kyle Rd., Wimberley, 78676
Production Dates: August 30-Sept. 22, Fri/Sat curtain at 7:30, Sun at 2:30
Director: Tracy Arnold
Audition Dates: Monday July 1st and Tuesday July 2nd at 7:00 PM at the Wimberley Playhouse located at 450 Old Kyle Road, Wimberley TX 78676. Callbacks will be held on Monday July 8th.
Process: 1st round – Actors they will be asked to read from the script.
Callbacks – Group readings, sides will be provided.
Please schedule a reserved audition time slot by emailing the address below and bring a headshot and resume. Callbacks will be by invitation only. Not all potential cast members will be called back.
On a sweltering Labor Day morning, the women of a quiet neighborhood on the wrong side of the tracks are preparing for the annual picnic. Watchful mother Flo Owens has hopes that her beautiful daughter Madge will get a proposal from Alan, the local millionaire’s son. Younger sister Millie, the “smart one”, yearns to grow up and leave her small town behind. Good-natured Mrs. Potts is happy to get a break from taking care of her aged mother. And spinster schoolteacher Rosemary Sydney cheerfully keeps her boyfriend Howard at arms’ length. This seemingly placid feminine environment is disrupted when Hal Carter, a muscular and charming young drifter who happens to be a former fraternity brother of Alan’s, hops off the freight train, and straight into Mrs. Potts’ hospitable home. Hearts are broken, and lives are changed in the following twenty-four hours, as Hal’s lively, dangerous, masculine energy wakes up the sleepy community.
Helen Potts-Widow lady, 40-60, pleasant, even tempered, nurturing, sweet spirited
Hal Carter-Vagabond, 20’s, good looking, sexy, drifter, lonely, wants desperately to fit in somewhere
Millie Owens-student, 16, smart, boisterous, assertive, insecure
Bomber Gutzel-newsboy, teens, smart-mouthed, picks on Millie, worships Madge
Madge Owens-18, beauty queen, charming, searching to escape to from a small town
Flo Owens-mother, 40’s, hard exterior, untrusting of strangers, left jaded by unhappy marriage
Rosemary Sydney-school teacher, 30’s-40’s, bawdy, very lonely, desperate
Alan Seymour-wealthy college student, 20’s, smart, polished, in love with Madge
Howard Bevans-business owner, 42, friendly, content, loves Rosemary
Irma Kronkite-school teacher, Rosemary’s friend, jokester
Christine Shoenwalder-school teacher, somewhat shy, looks up to Rosemary and Irma
For information and to schedule audition, please email firstname.lastname@example.org