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Oil Lamp Theater

Cry It Out

Category: Non-Equity Audition
Pay: Yes

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.

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 Dates:

Nov 14 7-10pm
Nov 21 Callbacks 7-10pm
Posted Date: Oct 22, 2019