This winner of the 1978 Pulitzer Prize, which originally starred Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn and was later revived with Julie Harris and Charles Durning, uses a card game as a metaphor for life. Weller Martin is playing solitaire on the porch of a seedy nursing home. Enter Fonsia Dorsey, a prim, self-righteous lady. They discover they both dislike the home and enjoy gin rummy, so they begin to play and to reveal intimate details of their lives. Fonsia wins every time and their secrets become weapons used against one another. Weller longs for a victory to counter a lifetime of defeats but it doesn't happen. He leaves the stage a broken man and Fonsia realizes her self-righteous rigidity has led to an embittered, lonely old age.
NON-AEA. $200 STIPEND.
To make an audition appointment, phone (408) 288-7820
Casting: 1W (50-70), 1M (50-70)
Monday, July 18 6:30 - 8:30pm Tuesday, July 19 6:30 - 8:30pm Callbacks on Wednesday, July 20th 6:30 - 9:30pm
Where: Olinder Theatre 848 E. William Street, San Jose, CA
Rehearsals: Mon-Fri from 6:30-9:45 pm starting Monday, August 29th
(one Saturday and one Sunday rehearsal on Oct 1st and 2nd, 12 - 5pm both days)
Thursdays – Saturdays @ 8pm,
Sundays @ 3pm
Runs October 6 - 30, 2016
Requirements: Two contrasting, contemporary monologues.
No more than 5 minutes total.
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