Auditions for Farce of Habit
by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten
Tuesday and Wednesday, November 13 & 14, 7 – 9 pm at the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater (100 California Dr., Yountville, CA 94599)
Non-AEA. No Pay. 5W, 4M.
Performances: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, February 15 – 24 at the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater.
Please prepare a short (2 minutes at most!) comedic monologue and be prepared to cold read from the script. Auditioners are welcome to attend either or both nights.
PLEASE NOTE: Auditions on November 13th will take place on the stage; Auditions on November 14th will take place upstairs in the Board Room. Use the Performers’ Entrance (see map). We’ll be waiting to give you directions from there!
For those who haven’t been to the Lincoln theater before, take the Veteran’s Home exit off of Highway 29 in Yountville and follow California Drive to the Veteran’s Home. Turn right at the stop sign at the end of California Drive. Parking will be on your right just past the Napa Valley Museum. Please use the performers’ entrance to the left where the sidewalk meets the round-about!
Comic fireworks explode in FARCE OF HABIT, an absurdly funny Southern-fried romp that takes us to the Reel ’Em Inn, the finest little fishing lodge in the Ozarks. Wanelle and D. Gene Wilburn run the Inn on a peaceful little lake – but peace is the last thing that happens the weekend that Wanelle picks to white-knuckle her way through caffeine withdrawal. Her son Ty’s marriage to Jenna is falling apart fast – could it have something to do with the French can-can costume Ty is wearing? And how on earth did D. Gene’s feisty sister, Maxie, allow herself to get caught up in a bizarre undercover police assignment? And that’s just the family. There is a gaggle of nuns who’ve converged on the Inn, hell-bent on experiencing a nature retreat—which might be tolerable if D. Gene didn’t have a chronic fear of anything in a habit. Add to this the presence of Jock McNair, a nationally known relationship guru whose colossal ego threatens everyone’s sanity; a shy retiree anxious to cut loose and embrace his “inner caveman”; and a couple of wild women who may or may not be who they claim to be. Throw in the storm of the century that’s fast bearing down on Mayhew, Arkansas, and no one has a prayer of baiting a hook any time soon. Oh, and did we mention there’s an axe murderer on the loose? If you enjoy gloriously preposterous hilarity, then laughing your way through the take-no-prisoners lunacy of a Jones-Hope-Wooten comedy is one habit you’ll never want to break!
CAST OF CHARACTERS
WANELLE WILBURN (F) 50s, a determined ball of fire, D. Gene’s wife
D. GENE WILBURN (M) 50s, good-hearted guy, loves to fish, Wanelle’s husband
MAXIE WILBURN SUGGS (F) 60s, D. Gene’s sister, hearty, no-nonsense country woman
JOCK MCNAIR (M) 40s, handsome, macho, self-centered womanizer
JENNA SEALY WILBURN (F) 30s, sweet and fresh faced, Ty’s wife
TY WILBURN (M) 30s, handsome and charming, Jenna’s husband
HUDDLE FISK (M) 50s, kind and meek
SISTER MYRTLE AGNES (F) 60s, a nun, stern and driven
BARBARA STRATTON (F) 40s, a determined bundle of nerves