Encore Theatre Company, Inc. 
P.O. Box 929          Mt. Juliet TN          615-598-8950

Performing at 6978 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet TN  37122

A 501(c)3 non-profit community theatre serving Wilson County and surrounding areas

Unless otherwise noted, all auditions are held at
Encore Theatre Company, Inc.
 6978 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet

615-598-8950

Audition Notice

"Rumors"
By Neil Simon
Directed by Daniel DeVault
Co-Producers - James Bealor and Mary Gingold

Audition Dates:  Sun. 12/13/2015 and Mon. 12/14/2015 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Show Dates:  1/29, 30, 31, 2/5, 6, 7, 2016

At a large, tastefully appointed Sneden's Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken and wife Chris must get "the story" straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.

Cast

KEN GORMAN – (40) A well-to-do lawyer. Wealthy, but by no means pretentious. Takes 
charge of the situation. Married to Chris. Halfway through the show, a gunshot causes his 
temporary deafness. 
 
CHRIS GORMAN – (mid-30’s) Another lawyer, married to Ken. Beautiful, easily flustered. 
Frantically tries to maintain normalcy at the party. Has recently quit smoking, which 
drives her to drink a bit more. 
 
LENNY GANZ – (Late 30’s, early 40’s) – A wealthy accountant, distraught over the recent 
destruction over his new car. Starts the show with an extreme case of whiplash. Intolerant 
of the gossipy-lifestyle that he is often involved in. 
 
CLAIRE GANZ – (Late 30’s) – Lenny’s wife. Very concerned with appearances (hers and 
others’). Starts the play with a swollen lip. Likes to gossip. 
 
ERNIE CUSACK – (Early 50’s) – a psychiatrist. Affable, smokes a pipe. Loves his wife very 
much. Tries to be as helpful as possible cooking the evening’s dinner. 
 
COOKIE CUSACK – (40’s) – has her own cooking show. Suffers from extreme back spasms. 
Loves her husband very much. A bit absent-minded at times. 
 
GLENN COOPER – (30-40) A handsome man running for State Senate. Worried about his 
own reputation. Struggles with placating his wife, who is convinced he is having an affair 
(which he may or may not be). 
 
CASSIE COOPER – (late 20’s, early 30’s) Glenn’s beautiful wife. Obsesses over her 
husbands’ relationships with other women. Quick to anger. Must rub her quartz crystal to 
calm herself down. 
 
OFFICER WELCH (M) – (30-50) – A city police officer having a rough night. Does not 
tolerate lying. Sees through the “classy” façade that these high-society types put up. 
 
OFFICER PUDNEY (F) – (20-30) – Welch’s partner. A strong but silent type. 


Auditions will be cold readings from the script.
Please bring your resume and headshot if you have them, and any potential scheduling conflicts.
PLEASE NOTE for your planning purposes:  In 2016 Encore shows will run a total of six performances over two weekends.

Questions?  Send an email to info@encore-theatre-company.org.  Be sure and include your phone number.

 

 

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