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Oil Lamp Theater

Jake's Women

Category: Non-Equity Audition
Pay: Yes

Oil Lamp Theater is holding auditions for it's productions of Jake's Women by Neil Simon. Josh Johnson will direct. The production will run January 16 to March 1. These auditions will be held on Sunday, October 13 from 7 to 10 pm with callbacks on Sunday, October 20 from 7 to 10 pm. They will be held at the theater at 1723 Glenview Road, Glenview, IL.

America's premier comic playwright makes another hilarious foray into the world of modern relationships. Jake, a novelist who is more successful with fiction than with life, faces a marital crisis by daydreaming about the women in his life. The wildly comic and sometimes moving flashbacks played in his mind are interrupted by visitations from actual females. Jake's women include a revered first wife who was killed years earlier in an accident, his daughter who is recalled as a child but is now a young woman, his boisterous and bossy sister, an opinionated analyst, his current wife who is leaving Jake for another man, and a prospective third wife. Jake and his women definitely deliver.

We are casting all roles:

JAKE: Male identifying, a middle aged novelist

MAGGIE: Female identifying, Jake's current wife

KAREN: Female identifying, Jake's sister

MOLLY: (age 12) Female identifying, Jake's daughter when she was a teenager - to be portrayed by an adult

MOLLY: (age 21) Female identifying, Jake's daughter at her current age

EDITH: Female identifying, Jake's psychiatrist

JULIE: Female identifying, Jake's first wife

SHEILA: Female identifying, having an affair with Jake

Compensation will be $1000 for rehearsals and the run. There will be understudies for this production and they will be compensated at $500.

Material To Prepare:
If you are invited to audition we would like to see a 60 to 90 second comedic monologue. We ask that you bring a hard copy of your headshot and resume.

Contact Info:
If you are interested and available for this production, please submit your headshot and resume to Stephen Smith, Associate Artistic Director at

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Audition Location:

Oil Lamp Theater
1723 Glenview Road
Glenview, IL

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Audition Dates:

Oct 13 7-10pm
Oct 20 Callbacks 7-10pm
Posted Date: Sep 10, 2019