THEATER VOICES announces Auditions for a staged reading of Rx by Kate
Fodor, directed by Yvonne Perry, to be held on *Sunday and Monday, August 27 and 28, from 7pm-9pm* at Steamer No. 10 Theatre, 500 Western Avenue, Albany.
Please arrive at start of auditions and be prepared to stay the entire time.
Audition sides from the script will be provided.
Actors will be asked to read scenes from the play.
Performances of Rx will be Friday, October 13 at 8pm, Saturday, October
14 at 3 & 8pm and Sunday, October 15 at 3pm. There will also be an open
rehearsal/performance on Saturday, October 7 at 3pm.
Rx is an intelligent, dark comedy about our desire to find the fix-it
pill not just for any ailment – but also for any emotion that could upset us.
Meena had dreams of being a poet, but somehow ended up as the Managing
Editor of Piggeries, American Cattle & Swine Magazine. Desperate, she
signs up for the clinical trial of a drug to treat workplace depression,
where she meets Phil, the disillusioned doctor managing the study. Fodor?s
sweet and pointed comedy takes a stab at Big Phama and its cynical mission
to medicate the whole world for the condition of being human.
ALISON: Pharmaceutical Marketing Executive. Smart. Verbose. Logical
but slick. Her smile isn?t always real. God, she loves marketing. 25-40
RICHARD: Works for an ad agency that specializes in health and wealth
products. He is a salesman. And he sells. Hard. 30-50
ED: Scientist. He’s a mess. Idolizes Einstein. Probably has the same
hair, too. 30-50
SIMON: Meena’a boss. Knows his stuff. Not a “complicated” guy.
Actually and inexplicably likes his job. Is, in fact, rather passionate
about it. And – perhaps – about Meena. 30-50
FRANCES: Talkative, lonely and sweet elderly woman. Still mourning her
husband’s death 27 years earlier. Has every cause to be depressed, and she
is SO ready to NOT be depressed. Her enthusiasm becomes infectious. 60-80
The roles of PHIL and MEENA have been cast.
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