Paul Osborn’s heart-warming Tony award-winning comedy focuses the four Gibbs sisters who share in each other’s lives, sometimes perhaps too much!
The family is anxiously awaiting the arrival of Ida and Carl’s son, Homer, and his fiancee, Myrtle. Homer and Myrtle have been engaged for seven years and it’s difficult to believe, but this will be the first time anyone in the family has met her!
Note: the four sisters – Aaronetta (Arry), Cora, Esther, Ida, and their husbands are in the 60-70 age range, unless otherwise noted. Casting will depend on the performers’ look and ability to play older.
AARONETTA (ARRY) GIBBS: An “old maid”, living with sister Cora and her husband Thor. Disappointed about her life situation and jealous of Cora, she harbors a family secret.
CORA SWANSON: Married to Thor; she and her husband took in Arry when she had nowhere else to go, and sometimes regret this decision.
ESTHER CRAMPTON: Married to David. Lives a few streets away from her sisters, and often cowered by her domineering husband, but may discover she is made of sterner stuff.
IDA BOLTON: Married to Carl. Lives next door to Cora and Thor, she worries about her son Homer and wants to see him married and settled down.
THEODORE (THOR) SWANSON: Salt of the earth, sense of humor, devoted to Cora; he shares a secret with Arry.
CARL BOLTON: Loves his wife and son but dissatisfied with his lot in life. Has “spells” (panic attacks) from time to time.
DAVID CRAMPTON: Unfailingly polite and soft-spoken, but sarcastic, caustic, and something of a tyrant. Wants little to do with the rest of the family.
THE YOUNG FOLKS:
HOMER BOLTON: (40); Ida and Carl’s son, painfully shy and awkward; he is reluctant to commit to 7-year fiancee Myrtle and leave his parents’ home. Given to the same sort of “spells” as his father.
MYRTLE BROWN: (39) Homer’s fiancée; enthusiastic, sweet, and kind. She wants a good impression on Homer’s family, but is frustrated by Homer’s reluctance to marry.
By: Paul Osborn
Directed by: David Berti
Production Dates: June 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 & 26 2022
Auditions: By appointment, Mar 20 & 21 at 6:30pm
Callbacks: Mar 22 at 6:30pm
AUDITIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT, and will consist of cold readings from the script.
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