Auditions for the fourth production of our season, “Bill W. and Dr. Bob”, written by Samuel Shem and Janet Surrey and directed by Ed Faver, will be held:
- Sunday, 1/17 7-9pm
- Tuesday, 1/19 7-9pm
Performances are April 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, and 23rd, 2016, at 8PM, and April 24th, 2016, at 3 PM.
Auditions will be held at Circle Playhouse, 416 Victoria Ave, Piscataway, NJ 08854
- Bill W, aged 30-40 for much of the play, should be able to suggest 60 for a brief section of the play. Bill is lanky, on the tall side, and VERY charismatic. He has a salesman’s touch. When he speaks, he gets the attention of everyone in the room. Using vernacular of the time, one character tells Bill he could “talk a dog off a meat wagon.” He has become what he fears, a drunk like his father and grandfather.
- Lois, aged 35-45, BIll’s wife and slightly older than him. Patient and supportive, but she has her limits. Lois is nobody’s “little woman.” She knows she doesn’t want to live with a drunk and isn’t certain that life with a newly sober Bill is any better.
- Dr. Bob, aged 55-60, He is a surgeon and Bill’s partner in the creation of Alcoholics Anonymous. Dr. Bob is a bear of a man, gregarious, salt of the earth, and as stubborn as a mule. Alcohol is destroying his surgical skills and turning him bitter and hateful.
- Anne, aged 55-60, wife of Dr. Bob. She is petite and can appear soft-spoken and shy, but she is a plain-spoken, no-nonsense woman of faith. Anne, like Lois, has patience to a point. She is no longer charmed by Bob’s antics and has no problem telling that to Bob.
- An ensemble of 2-4 men and women of various ages are also needed. The ensemble plays a variety supporting characters in Bob & Bill’s lives.