Auditions for The Old Friends by Horton Foote
Wednesday and Thursday, May 2 & 3, 7 – 9 pm at the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater (100 California Dr., Yountville, CA 94599)
Cold read from script. Non-AEA; no pay. 6W, 3M. Characters range from 30’s to 80’s. Drama. Resume and headshot requested but not required.
Directed by Barbara McFadden.
Matriarch Mamie Borden and the remaining members of two longtime Texas farming families await a visit from Mamie’s son, Hugo and his wife Sybil. When Sybil arrives alone, with alarming news, old friends must confront the issues surrounding legacy, loyalty, and the meaning of happiness that have hounded them for generations. The Old Friends is an absorbing and vital chapter in Foote’s beloved and distinctly American body of work.
CAST OF CHARACTERS
Gertrude Hayhurst Sylvester Ratliff – 54, a heavy and constant drinker.
Julia Price – Early 50’s, tries everything to look young and attractive.
Sybil Borden – Late 40’s, a natural and unaffected beauty.
Albert Price – Mid to late 50s, large, over-fed, over-indulged.
Tom Underwood – 30’s – early 40’s, a younger man. Back in town looking for work.
Hattie – middle-aged, serving woman/maid. Works in the Price/Borden household.
Catherine – Any age, serving woman/maid. Works for Gertrude.
Howard Ratliff – Early 50’s, a handsome man.
Mamie Borden – 80, small, wizened, has worked hard all her life.
Performances: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, July 7 – 15 at the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater.