Auditions for ‘VanChocStraw’

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Group auditions for Van Choc Straw will be at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4 and 5 in the Green Room of the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St.
Scripts are available at the Reference Desk of the Mesa Public Library.
Anyone who wishes to have a private audition rather than attend the group audition should contact John Gustafson at johngus@cybermesa.com or at 412-3235.
Callbacks, if necessary, will be at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6.
“VanChocStraw” (think Neopolitan ice cream), an unpublished play by Albuquerque-based playwright Mark Dunn, will be produced at Los Alamos Little Theatre in March 2013, and will be LALT’s entry into the AACTFest competition to be hosted at LALT, also in March.
Mimi Adams is the director and Gustafson the producer. Anyone interested in helping with crew for this show is also invited to let them know of your interest. Casting will be for four women and one man.
Characters in order of appearance
• Althea Witlin, female, mid- to late-70s
• Leif Morrell, male, 33
• Mattie Pleshette, female, mid-20s to early 30s
• Connie Morrell, female, 31
• Ina Gluck, female, mid-70s
This is a comedy/drama. Althea Witlin has one jigsaw puzzle among her large collection that she’s never worked.
It contains 5,000 pieces and she has less than a day to finish it, because poor health is forcing her to leave her longtime home and move in with her younger sister … without her puzzles.
A young couple looking to buy a home gets caught up in the attempt to finish the puzzle.
A bittersweet comedy about tenuous family ties and the often stronger bonds of friendship that lattice the final years of our lives.