Little Theatre of Owatonna (LTO) has announced auditions for its 2021 spring production of The Gin Game by D.L. Coburn.
The auditions will take place on Monday February 15 and Tuesday February 16 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Sharon Stark Auditorium at West Hills. Please see our website at: https://littletheatreofowatonna.org/upcoming-auditions/ for more information.
Jeffrey Jackson is the director and Kathy Purdie the technical director.
This winner of the 1978 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, which originally starred Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn, and was later revived with Julie Harris and Charles Durning, uses a card game as a metaphor for life. Weller Martin is playing solitaire on the porch of a seedy nursing home. Enter Fonsia Dorsey, a prim, self-righteous lady. They discover they both dislike the home and enjoy gin rummy, so they begin to play and to reveal intimate details of their lives. Fonsia wins every time, and their secrets become weapons used against one another. Weller longs for a victory to counter a lifetime of defeats, but it doesn’t happen. He leaves the stage a broken man, and Fonsia realizes her self-righteous rigidity has led to an embittered, lonely, old age.
LTO is looking to cast 2 roles aged 60s-70s.
Weller Martin – Mature adult male, sees life about winning and losing.
Fonsia Dorsey – Mature adult female, prim and proper.
LTO will be following the State of MN guidelines of required facial coverings, physical distancing, and temperatures will be taken upon arrival. Thank you for keeping Minnesota safe!
Audition packets are now available at Tri M Graphics 625 E. Main Street and online at:
Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. April 23rd, 24th, 30th, and May 1st with matinee performances at 2 p.m. April 25th and May 2nd.
The Gin Game is presented by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com