Open Auditions for “The Kitchen Witches” come to Brush Creek on July 15 and 16

Brush Creek’s next hilarious comedy is Caroline Smith’s The Kitchen Witches — winner of the 2005 Samuel French Canadian Playwrights Contest — to be directed by John Sams.

Come be part of this entertaining production. Brush Creek will be holding open auditions at 2 pm on both Saturday, July 15, and Sunday, July 16.  The play requires two females in their 50s or 60s and one man in his 30s or early 40s. It also includes a very funny non-speaking role that can be played by young man or young woman.

Samuel French, Inc. describes the play as follows:

Isobel Lomax and Dolly Biddle are two “mature” cable-access cooking show hostesses who have hated each other for 30 years, ever since Larry Biddle dated one and married the other. When circumstances put them together on a TV show called The Kitchen Witches, the insults are flung harder than the food! Dolly’s long-suffering TV-producer son Stephen tries to keep them on track, but as long as Dolly’s dressing room is one inch closer to the set than Isobel’s, it’s a losing battle, and the show becomes a rating smash as Dolly and Isobel top both Martha Stewart and Jerry Springer!

The characters are….

DOLLY BIDDLE, who indulges herself with anything life has to offer whenever possible – even if it’s not good for her!? – and her creative imagination knows no bounds. She is intensely proud of her son Stephen, loves to dispense advice along with recipes for cabbage rolls and borscht and hates Isobel Lomax with an intensity usually reserved for detonating nuclear devices.

STEPHEN BIDDLE, a nervous, prematurely balding but decent young man who actually enjoys producing low-budget cable TV shows, even when his Mom is the star. Bright and capable, if somewhat shy, but always reluctant to confront Dolly on her many shortcomings. He’s not a fighter – he’d rather be a lover, but nobody’s asked him yet.

ISOBEL LOMAX  thinks Martha Stewart could learn something about homemaking from her. She trained at the Cordon Bleu and enjoyed a successful career, including her own show “Busy Izzy”. Isobel likes people to think she has a much classier background than reality supports; she would never go out without being properly accessorized. At heart, she is a bright funny and articulate woman who has come to terms with the choices she made early in life.

ROB THE CAMERA GUY (or ROBERTA THE CAMERA CHICK) – Non-speaking role (except for one line!). Rob is a young “Goth” inspired person; Stephen is a little afraid of him/her. He/she cleans up the sets, resets props, carries the portable camera around during the “live broadcasts” and despite his/her appearance, is generally extremely efficient and precise.

The play is scheduled to run Friday, September 22 thru Sunday, October 8.

For more information contact Director John Sams at Sams426@comcast.net.

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