An audition notice from Michael Wanzie:
AUDITIONS – Wanzie Presents Fuddy Meers
Open call auditions for hilarious contemporary dark comedy Fuddy Meers will take place on Monday, June 21, 2010 at 6:30PM at the Parliament House. Two roles have been pre-cast. Available roles include:
- Clarie – About 40, a generally sunny woman with amnesia
- Richard – About 40, a chatty, friendly sometimes nervous man
- Kenny – 17, A troubled pot smoking teen
- Millet – 30’s – 40’s, A very odd man whose best friend is his sock puppet
- Gertie – 60’s, a clear headed lady who’s had a stroke and can’t speak properly
Already cast are Monique Byrnes as Heidi and Joe Swanberg as the Limping Man.
The show dates will be Saturdays August 7, 14, and 21, 2010. Also Monday August 23. All performances will be at the Footlight Theatre at the PH. Show times will be 7:30 PM on Saturdays, 8PM on Monday
Non Equity – Paid positions
The Parliament House Resort
410 N. Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, Fl 32805
No appointments. Sign-ins are accepted between 6PM & 8PM. Auditions will begin at 6:30PM. Actors will be seen in the order in which they arrive. Please prepare a 1 to 2 minute comic monologue and be prepared to read from sides opposite other actors.
About the play:
Fuddy Meers is a deliriously entertaining and contemporary Off-Broadway comedy that clips along at breakneck speed while putting the “fun” in dysfunctional.
This hilarious modern-day farce focuses on a woman who is suffering from a strange form of amnesia; Every day she wakes up as a blank slate, wiped clean of any sense of prior identity and she seems to be a magnet for misfits: There’s an overly nervous husband, a half-blind, half-deaf guy who says he is her brother. There’s a stroke-impaired granny who talks in whimsical audience-friendly stroke-speak and may or may not be her mother. There’s a weirdo who can only communicate what may be truths through a foul-mouthed sock puppet, and a limping, lisping criminal recidivist who would love to go straight but whose life “shows ya that stability is a fragile figurine.” Finally there’s the perennially stoned and troubled 17 year old son, and the arresting officer who may or may not actually be a policewoman.
One morning amnesiac Claire is abducted by the limping, lisping man who claims her husband wants to kill her. The audience views the ensuing mayhem through the kaleidoscope of Claire’s world. The play culminates in a cacophony of revelations, proving that everything is not what it appears to be.
By David Lindsay-Abaire
Saturdays August 7, 14, and 21, 2010 at 7:30PM
Industry Night Performance: Monday August 23 at 8PM
Tickets: $14: www.WANZIE.com/boxoffice
Tickets go on sale Friday July 9, 2010 through the WANZIE.com online box office.