Auditions

Silver Summit Theatre Company in conjunction with Arts Muses announces auditions for 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche By Evan Linder and Andrew Hobgood. Auditions will be held on Wednesday January 14, 2015 from 5:45 PM to 8:30 PM at the Ruth Vine Tyler Library in Midvale, located at 8041 South Wood St. (55 West).

The play is set in the 1950s and takes place in a church basement (and bomb shelter) at the meeting of the Susan B. Anthony Chapter of the Sisters of Gertrude Stein. We are seeking five actresses, ages 20-50, for the following roles:

LULIE STANWYCK, Society President (younger than Vern & Wren)
WREN ROBIN, Events chairwoman (older than Lulie, Dale, & Ginny)
VERONICA”VERN”SCHULTZ, Buildings and grounds chairwoman (older than Lulie, Dale, & Ginny)
GINNY CADBURY, Secretary (younger than Wren & Vern, may have a British accent.)
DALE PRIST, Historian (youngest in ensemble)

All roles are open and will receive a modest stipend. There are no AEA contracts available. Sign up for your audition time slot:
Those wishing to audition should prepare a one to two-minute comedic monologue. A current head-shot and resume is appreciated if available. Please have all scheduling conflicts available and completely accounted for on your audition form. You must be available for all tech/dress rehearsals and all performances. Callbacks will be held on Saturday January 17th from noon until 4 PM- you must be available for the entirety of callbacks or we cannot consider casting you- this is an ensemble piece. A complete copy of the script may be available for check out upon request (please email sstcauditions@gmail.com). Get your cheap My Fair Lady musical tickets. Copies are available for purchase through the publisher, Samuel French.

There will be some promotional photography and potentially a first read-through in late January or early February, with regular rehearsals beginning in late February. Performance dates are April 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 . If you have additional questions or requests for more information please email sstcauditions@gmail.com.

Winner! 2012 NYC International Fringe Festival, Best Overall Production

It’s 1956 and the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are meeting for their annual quiche breakfast. Will they be able to keep their cool when Communists threaten their idyllic town? The premise is a satire on the melodramatic fears of America during the Cold War. The actresses hold their focus on making the characters seem real, these women do not in any way find the events in the play funny; in fact the complete opposite is true; this is the most serious day of their lives.

The basic foundation of this play revolves the irony of fundamentalism. While it is easy for the rest of the world to see fundamentalists and their beliefs and traditions as absurd and outrageous, fundamentalists themselves see only the absolute truth and majesty of their mission. These women never speak in double entendres or comment on the absurdity of the situation. All of the comedy in this script originates from one source, real honest people diverging ridiculous dialogue and tackling insane situations as if what they are saying and doing is commonplace and expected. These women love each other; They are fellows, officers, and best friends.

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche was first presented by The New Colony, under Co-Artistic directors Andrew Hobgood and Evan Linder and producing director Will Rogers, at Dank Haus in Chicago, Illinois, on June 24, 2011. It was directed by Sarah Gitenstein. This production was subsequently presented in New York City at the 2012 New York International Fringe Festival, before transferring to the SoHo Playhouse, Off-Broadway, on October 20, 2012. It enjoys a cult following today