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RCF announces auditions for an online Zoom-style production of the hilarious British comedy "Living Together," performing April 2, 3, 9 and 10 at 7 p.m. The play, part of the "Norman Conquests" trilogy, is written by Alan Ayckbourn and directed by Scott B Randall.
Annie lives in a countryside house taking care of her demanding mother. Bored with the routine that her life has become, she has decided that she needs a weekend off. Her older brother Reg and his wife, Sarah, have agreed to come and take care of Mother for a weekend while Annie goes on a short trip. However, Annie is secretly planning to meet up with her sister Ruth's charming, rakish husband Norman for an illicit weekend together. However, things begin to go wrong when Norman shows up at the house early, contrary to plan, and the family dynamics build to a comedic crescendo. Just when it seems things can't get more chaotic, Ruth arrives at the house, to put the cherry on top of the disastrous proceedings.
Auditions will be held March 2 and 3 from 6-9pm on Zoom. Actors should prepare a comedic monologue, no longer than 2 minutes, and show your best English accent.
All roles are open, and RCF encourages diverse, non-traditional casting including gender-blind and color-conscious casting.
Norman: (male, mid 30s-early 40s) Described as being “all wooly and double ended” and “built a bit like a haystack,” yet he somehow manages to seduce all the women in the cast during the course of the plays. He’s wildly romantic, given to bouts of melodrama, and is terribly charming. He is married to Ruth, and is a librarian.
Annie: (female, 25-30) The youngest of the three siblings, she has been left to care for their bed-ridden elderly mother. She is described as being a bit frumpy in her appearance (as a live-in, who does she have to impress?), and very self-sufficient, but she is also terribly lonely. There is an assumption that she and the town veterinarian, Tom, are an item, but that is extremely unclear.
Sarah: (female, mid 30s) A meddling busybody who looks down her nose at everyone and everything around her. She has an opinion on every subject, and is extremely passive-aggressive. She is married to Reg, and they have two children (not seen).
Reg: (male, mid 30s) The middle child in the family, Reg is a true sportsman—he loves nothing as much as a good game, whether it be an outdoor sport, or a table-top game inside. He loves his sisters very much, and while being protective of them, he also loves calling them out on their behavior.
Tom: (male, 25-30) Tom is a blank. He moves through the world at his own pace, in his own head. Does not pick up on social cues or subtlety at all. Might have a thing for Annie, but it’s hard to tell with Tom.
Ruth: (female, mid 30s-early 40s) Ruth is married to Norman. They are very much unalike, but their marriage seems to work, in its own unique way. Ruth is difficult. She is incredibly stubborn and domineering, and her siblings say she is very much like their mother, in her day.