Audition – Errant Phoenix, Come Back to the Five & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

May 21, 2017

May 21, 2017

7:00 pm To 9:00 pm


Event Description

Errant Phoenix Productions is proud to announce auditions for:
“Come Back to the Five & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean”
by Ed Graczyk

Directed by John Ewing

Sunday, May 21, 2017 @ 7:00PM
Second Round and Callbacks: Monday, May 22, 2017 @ 7:00PM

Mesa Verde High School (look for signs on campus)
7501 Carriage Dr, Citrus Heights, CA 95621
Call 415-963-2442 if you have any issues.

In a small town dime store in West Texas, the “Disciples of James Dean” gather for their twentieth reunion. Now middle-aged women, they were teenagers when Dean filmed Giant two decades ago in nearby Marfa. One of them, an extra in the film, has a child whom she says was conceived with Dean during the shoot. The ladies’ congenial reminiscences mingle with flash backs to their youth; then the arrival of a stunning but familiar stranger sets off a series of confrontations that smash their delusions and expose bitter disappointments.

Juanita (40s+)- Owner of the Five & Dime. A simple Texas woman who is guided by her religious convictions.

Mona (30s-40s)- Seemingly fragile; she prefers to live in a dream world rather than the real one. Has remained in this small town and changed very little in 20 years.

Mona (THEN) (teens-30’s)- Naïve, deeply romantic; imagines herself as different and better than the small town people she grew up around.

Sissy (30s-40s)- Vivacious, outgoing with a quick, sarcastic wit. On the surface, she is only concerned about her attractiveness and having a good time, but she has unexpected depths.

Sissy (THEN) (teens-30’s)- A young woman with big plans to escape her humdrum life. Extremely aware of her sexuality, she has a “reputation” as the town tramp.

Joe (teens-30s)- He does NOT fit into the small town and struggles to find his place in the world. Sensitive, confused, he’s an outcast to everyone except Mona and Sissy.

Joanne (30s-50s)- Mysterious visitor who comes to the reunion with a big secret. Sensual, escaped west Texas to live a very different kind of life.

Stella Mae (30s-50s)- One of success stories of McCarthy, she has done well with her life – at least financially. She is loud and boisterous, but her obnoxious behavior covers some deep longings.

Edna Louise (30s-40s)- Pregnant with her seventh child. Shy, awkward, but extremely sweet-natured.

Errant Phoenix is committed to casting actors who can “embody” these characters, not necessarily “look like” them. All ages, types, sizes, genders, and colors are welcome!

*Because the characters reside in West Texas, a southern dialect is requested.

August 4,5,6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20
Performances will be at the Mesa Verde Performing Arts Center

June 19-August 3


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