Auditions for the World Premiere of Ordinary Day by Lorraine Midanik

Monday and Tuesday, August 6 & 7, 7 – 9 pm at the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater (100 California Dr., Yountville, CA 94599)

Non-AEA. 4W, 1M.

Performances: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, October 5 – 14 at the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater.

If you have never worked with director June Alane Reif before, please prepare a short (2 minutes at most!) contemporary dramatic or comedic monologue. All auditioners should be prepared to cold read from the script. Auditioners are welcome to attend either or both nights.

Please email valley-players@majico.com with a copy of your headshot and resumé (if you have them), this completed audition form, and indicate which night(s) you will be attending. Scripts available upon request.

SYNOPSIS

Memory problems, sleeping pills, and an agreement swirl around the lives of Henry and Maggie as they struggle with their future in this world premiere by Bay Area Playwright, Lorraine Midanik.

CAST OF CHARACTERS

MAGGIE A woman in her 70s, she is the devoted wife of HENRY for over 40 years and a retired attorney.  She has a wry sense of humor and tends to hide behind her attorney demeanor when asked about her personal life by a therapist.

HENRY A man in his late 70s or early 80s, happily married to MAGGIE and a retired CPA.  He is crotchety, very unhappy, and terribly scared about the future given his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s.

JOSIE A woman in her 40s, daughter of MAGGIE and HENRY.  She is married to someone who has an unstable work history which is worrisome to her parents given that she has three children.  She is devoted to her parents but is torn between the needs of her family and her parents’ needs.  A classic “sandwich generation.”

DR. GOLDSMITH A woman who can range in age from 40-70, MAGGIE’s psychiatrist, who is intrigued with her patient.  She hopes their work together is helping MAGGIE, but in the back of her mind, she wonders if her purpose (as seen by MAGGIE) is to write prescriptions for sleeping pills.

DOREEN A woman 50-70, next-door neighbor and friend of MAGGIE and HENRY’s.  DOREEN is sympathetic to MAGGIE’s position with her husband and is supportive to both of them.