Auditions

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Lamplighters Theatre is holding auditions for Neil Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” directed by Dennis Floyd, on April 24 & 25, from 7 to 9:30 p.m.  No pre-sign-up is necessary.  Sign in and fill out audition forms in the lobby.  

Auditions will be held in the theatre lobby.  All roles are open for inclusivity and diversity.

Our address is 5915 Severin Drive, La Mesa, 91942.

The audition will consist of a reading from the script.  Please bring a resume of acting experience and a headshot to your audition.  For additional information or to request copies of audition sides in advance, please contact the director at                                          (Subject: Brighton Beach Memoirs Auditions).

   

AUDITION DATES

 

Sunday, April 24 from 7 to 9:30 pm

Monday, April 25 from 7 to 9 pm

Callbacks (If needed) on Wednesday, April 27 beginning at 7:00 p.m.

PERFORMANCE DATES

Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday matinee starting

July 15 through August 7, 2022

SYNOPSIS

In 1937 Brooklyn, “almost 15 year old” Eugene Jerome and his quirky family struggle to stay afloat during the depression and the growing threats of war in Europe. This bittersweet memoir captures the life of a struggling household where, as Eugene’s father states, "If you didn't have a problem, you wouldn't be living here."

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

 

Eugene Morris Jerome: Male, “almost 15”.  Pubescent teenager, obsessed with baseball and girls.  Eugene is the play’s narrator and the actor in this role will carry a heavy line load, and can expect to attend almost all rehearsals.

Stanley Jerome: Male, 18½: Eugene's older and more experienced brother.

Kate Jerome: 40, but worn with worry: Eugene's mother.  She is a strong Jewish matriarch.

Blanche Morton: Female, 38: Eugene's widowed aunt, Kate’s sister.

Nora Morton: Female, 16½: Eugene's older cousin, daughter of Blanche.  A talented dancer with dreams of Broadway stardom. 

Laurie Morton: Female, 13: Eugene's younger cousin, daughter of Blanche.  Bookish and a bit manipulative.

 

Jacob "Jack" Jerome: About 40, but worn with supporting a household of seven: Full of wisdom and love for his family and his extended family.