Sunday, May 27, 2018
Scheduled Auditions


Wilbraham United Players will be holding auditions for their Fall production of PLAY ON by Rick Abbot. Roles are available for 7 women (age range 17-65) and 3 men (age range 20-65). 

Play On is the hilarious story of a theatre group trying desperately to put on a play in spite of maddening interference from a haughty author who keeps revising the script. The action starts as a director, stage manager, and team of actors struggle to put together a successful murder mystery in the face of an ever-changing script, and the potential for anything to go wrong. What results is a madcap, whirlwind farce that will leave the audience in stitches.

Show dates are November 2-4 and November 9-11, 2018. Auditions will be held Thursday May 31 at 6:30 PM and Friday June 1 at 6:30 PM. Auditioners will be asked to do a cold reading from the script. For further information contact director Joe Van Allen at Auditions and performances are held at Wilbraham United Church - 500 Main Street - Wilbraham, MA. ALL ROLES ARE OPEN

Gerry: The director of the show, and often a voice of reason... but not always
Aggie: The stage manager, trying to wrangle both actors and production members alike
Louise: The technical director, a source of technical expertise and snark 
Phyllis: The playwright
Henry: An actor in his 40s-50s, married to Polly
Polly: An actress in her 40-50s, married to Henry and target of Saul's jokes from time to time
Marla "Smitty": An actress in her late teens/early 20s, just trying to get home to do homework
Saul: An actor in his 30s-60s who has trouble keeping a joke inside where it belongs
Violet: An actress in her 20s-30s, a classic ingenue 
Billy: An actor in his 20s-30s, a classic opposite-of-ingenue

Note that Wilbraham United Players is an inclusive acting community and encourages individuals from all walks of life to join for auditions. If for some reason you cannot attend auditions, please reach out to Joe Van Allen ( to express interest.

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