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Rose Valley Theatre Group

Sunday Evening

Category: Non-Equity Audition
Pay: $350 Stipend

Rose Valley Theatre Group is holding auditions for the English language world premiere of Sunday Evening by Zachary Karabashliev (2009 Winner, Best New Bulgarian Play), directed by Zlatomir Moldovanski, produced by Magura Bulgarian Cultural Center.

Rose and Nick are an immigrant couple trapped between the demons of their past and betrayal of the present. Their turmoil is witnessed by their neighbor and best friend Stella-an actress with a vibrant past but without any recent success. The main reminder of her glorious early days is their victim-her daughter Jenny, who must resort to manipulation in order to receive love, understanding, and affection that are long overdue. Sunday Evening intertwines and juxtaposes the illusion of the "American Dream" with the reality of everyday existence.

Sunday Evening was first produced in Bulgaria in 2009 at Theatre Sofia, with director Zdravko Mitkov.

Seeking actors for:
Nick: This role has been cast.

Rose: 30s, Eastern European immigrant, living in a wealthy suburb of Los Angeles. Nick's wife. Artist turned business professional. By anyone's account, she has achieved the American Dream. However, her personal life and marriage are deteriorating. She is disillusioned with her own existence and bored with its monotony. What she once dreamed of is now proving to be dull and often unbearable. No accent required for the audition

Stella: 40s-50s, Nick's and Rose's neighbor, former successful Broadway and film actress who gave up on her career to better care for her troubled family. She is now presented with a new opportunity that would require her to once again turn her back on her loved ones. The severed relationship with her daughter Jenny is the main source of her grief and turmoil.

Jenny: 20s, Stella's daughter. Her troubled childhood and early teenage years have turned her into a manipulator. She has learned to use her mother's guilt to her advantage. Jenny yearns for the loving family life she never had, but she puts on a rough exterior and does her best to conceal her vulnerability.

TWO actors to play the following:
Cop #1

Cop #2 (stage combat experience preferred, but not required)



Theatre Director

Time Commitment:
Rehearsal period: Dec. 3-Jan. 12 (with breaks around the holidays):

Tech: Jan. 13-Jan. 16

Preview: Jan. 15

Run: Jan. 16-Feb. 9, 7:30pm Thurs-Sat, 2:30pm Sun

Rehearsals will take place at Pride Arts Center's "Wilson Space", 1411 W. Wilson

Performances will take place at the UPSTAIRS STUDIO of GREENHOUSE THEATER CENTER, 2257 N Lincoln Ave

Material To Prepare:
Sides will be provided with appointment.

Contact Info:
To be considered, please submit headshot/resume, desired role, and audition availability to
Rose Valley Theatre Group does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or disability and is committed to giving a platform to the underrepresented. Actors of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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Audition Location:

About Face Theater
5252 N Broadway
Chicago, IL

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Audition Dates:

Sep 28 10-4pm
Sep 29 Callbacks 10-4pm
Posted Date: Sep 4, 2019