Oil Lamp Theater is holding auditions for its production of Cry it Out by Molly Smith Metzler. Elizabeth Mazur Levin will direct. The production will run March 19 to May 3 with performances Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings (8pm) and matinees on Saturdays and Sundays (3pm).
Rehearsals will begin mid January and are typically held from 7:00-10:00pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and 10:00am-1:00pm on Saturdays. Pending actor availability, there may also be some weekday, daytime rehearsals in lieu of weekday evenings.
Auditions will be held on Thursday, November 14 from 7:00-10:00pm with callbacks on Thursday, November 21 from 7:00-10:00pm. They will be held at the theater at 1723 Glenview Road, Glenview, IL.
Four months ago, Jessie was a corporate lawyer with a glamorous Manhattan life. Today, she is in dirty yoga pants, covered in breast milk, trying to comfort a screaming newborn. Isolated in a sleepy Long Island suburb while her commuter husband works long hours, Jessie is desperate to talk to anyone besides Food Network. So when she spies a fellow new mom and neighbor, Lina, at the local Stop & Shop, she vaults over the cantaloupe to introduce herself. A comedy with dark edges, Cry it Out takes an honest look at the absurdity of having a baby, the power of female friendship, the dilemma of going back to work, and the effect class has on parenthood in America.
We are casting all roles:
JESSIE (mid-30s): Married to a Long Island native; recently relocated to Port (from Manhattan) to raise her family. Educated, articulate, lovely, warm.
LINA (late 20s/early 30s): From Long Beach (on South Shore of Long Island) and you can tell immediately-she is very South Shore. Acrylic nails, big hoops, velour tracksuits, Mets trucker hats, and a huge Italian family.
MITCHELL (late 30s/early 40s or slightly older): Adrienne's husband, works in investment capital. A math nerd who is amazing with numbers, but not people. Serious, shrewd, sensitive.
ADRIENNE (mid/late 30s): Mitchell's wife. Elegant, powerful, aloof and slightly rock 'n' roll. A successful jewelry designer.
Compensation will be $1,000 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 contemporary monologue not to exceed 90 seconds. We ask that you bring a hard copy of your headshot and resume.