The Curious Savage Auditions ARE POSTPONED

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The Curious Savage by John Patrick

Directed by Diane Parness

March 15 - 16, 2020 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Performances - weekends May 1 - May 10, 2020

Available Roles

The Residents

 Florence Williams: (20s-40s) The elegant "mother" of The Cloisters, she believes she has a five-year-old son named John Thomas but it is really a doll.

Fairy May: (early 20s) Fairy is a compulsive liar who is obsessed with having others love her. She is believes herself to be stunningly beautiful. She is also very childlike, behaving and speaking in the tone of a six-year-old.

Jeffrey: (20s-30s) Once a military pilot, Jeff was shot down in the war and believes that he has a scar on his face, which he constantly hides from others. He doesn’t remember that he is married to Miss Willie.

Hannibal: (20s-40s) Once a statistician, he was replaced by an electronic calculator. He thinks he is a good violinist. He is a kind man with a vast array of knowledge stored

in his sometimes sarcastic head.

Mrs. Paddy: (40s-50s) Mrs. Paddy paints only seascapes. She only speaks to announce what she hates. She hates "everything in the world." She has given up electricity for Lent and turns off all the lights multiple times throughout the play, causing mayhem.

The Savages

Titus: The eldest step-son of Mrs. Savage, is listed as a “tangible asset” by Western Union because he has received so many threatening letters. Titus is the least popular senator in congress. He also has a temper that tends to come out most when dealing with his mother.

 Lily Belle: Lily Belle, the middle step-child, has been married six times. A celebrity heiress, she is arrogant, chic, and self-assured. A truly vicious woman, she bit her new stepmother's finger. 

Samuel: The youngest step child of Ethel, Samuel has the distinction of being the judge with the most overturned decisions in the U.S. He walks in the shadows of his

siblings, offering a sassy, short comment every once in a while, only to be shot down.

Mrs. Ethel P. Savage: Referred to as "Mrs. Savage" for the majority of the play, she is a witty, kindhearted, blue haired woman with a shifted viewpoint of humanity. The events of the play are centered around her and her decision to hide the money which she has inherited from her late husband from her greedy stepchildren, to give away to those less fortunate or to fulfill others' random, yet important lifelong dreams. She dislikes her stepchildren, but learns to love the residents of The Cloisters, accepting their own realities and delusions with an open-mindedness that others on the outside do not.

The Staff

Dr. Emmett: The staff doctor for this wing of The Cloisters, Dr. Emmett is kind, warmhearted, and he works hard to help his patients.

 Miss "Willie" Wilhelmina: Miss Willie is an administrative assistant and nurse. She is married to Jeff, who doesn't remember her.

Auditions will be cold readings from the script. Headshots and biographies or resumes are appreciated but not required. Please arrive no later than 8:15pm to be considered for a part.

Questions? Contact Diane at

Unless otherwise noted, all auditions are held at:

6978 Lebanon Road

Mt. Juliet, TN