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Auditions Criminal Hearts
BY JANE MARTIN
SUNDAY, MARCH 9th and MONDAY, MARCH 10th At 7 PM
DIRECTED BY GORDON ELLIS
PRODUCTION DATES May 16-18, 22-23, 30-31 2014
Bo is a street-savvy con-artist who is currently in-between gigs. With the help of her sidekick Robbie she decides to perform a little breaking-and-entering to fill the time and pay the bills until she can get her con up and running again. The only problem is that when she enters the apartment she had cased out as a prime target she finds that every item of value and indeed every last scrap of furniture is gone. All that remains is a mattress, some clothes, and a frightened woman named Ata, who somehow manages to secure.
Bo’s gun and turn the tables on the would-be burglar. Two women from opposite sides of society suddenly find themselves face-to-face and heart-to-heart only to discover that for all their differences they share one common trait: desperation. With the help of Robbie, the trio hatches a plan to steal back all of Ata’s belongings from the man who took them – her egotistical and bitter husband, Wib. That is if they can manage to get Ata to overcome her crippling fear of ever leaving the apartment.
A darkly funny play that is equal parts a clash of cultures and a battle of the sexes, Criminal Hearts is a challenging comedy that puts its female characters front and center and dares its audience to re-think what it knows about the role of women in an ever-changing society.
CHARACTERS: Ages as suggested by the script. The director reserves the right to adjust as needed.
ATA (mid-30’s) – Sweet but deeply neurotic, she is an agoraphobic who survives
BO (32-40) – A street-smart grifter, she is the brains of any operation she
ROBBIE (25-45) – The getaway man, he has a fondness for beer, baseball, and
WIB (35-45) – A man in the worst sense of the word, he is arrogant, vindictive,
Auditions will consist of readings from the script. For more information please
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