The Oldest Profession
THE DAYTON THEATRE GUILD
NOTE: Audition Info for “Lost In Yonkers” below!
The Dayton Theatre Guild run of The Oldest Profession by Paula Vogel, continues through Sunday, September 11, 2011, with Friday performances at 8:00 p.m., Saturday shows at 5:00 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 3:00 p.m. It is directed by Greg Smith and produced by Barbara Jorgensen.
Once the toast of Storyville, the infamous red-light district of New Orleans, five very senior ladies of the night have transferred their talents to Reagan-era New York City. They now find both their clients and their own appearance slipping away with time. But every girl has a right to go out in her own style, doesn’t she? Don’t miss the laugh-filled chronicle of five very special ladies – how they lived the life and how they say goodbye. Warning: This production contains strong language and adult content. (Raunchy, racy and fun!)
The cast includes Jackie Engle from Dayton (Wallis, Pygmalion), Ellen Finch from Kettering (Kimberly Akimbo, Fuddy Meers, Hallelujah Girls), Marcia Nowik from Yellow Springs (Independence, God’s Favorite, and Octette Bridge Club at Beavercreek Community Theatre), Patty Bell from Dayton (Brooklyn Boy,) and Marcella Balin from Xenia, who makes her acting debut with The Oldest Profession.
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Tickets & Performance Information:
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Tickets Prices: $10 student / $15 senior / $17 adult
Location: Dayton Theatre Guild at The Caryl D. Philip’s TheatreScape – 430 Wayne Ave. Dayton, Ohio 45410 (MAP)
No one under the age of seven will be admitted.
Tickets are on sale now through DTG’s Online Box Office, or via phone at (937) 278-5993 (due to a volunteer staff, phones are not monitored continually).
For more information about Dayton Theatre Guild’s entire 2011-12 season, visit www.DaytonTheatreGuild.org
Dayton Theatre Guild at the Caryl D. Philips TheatreScape
AUDITION INFORMATION: Lost In Yonkers by Neil Simon
September 6 & 7, 2011
The Dayton Theatre Guild will hold open auditions for Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 6 and 7, at 7:00 p.m. It is directed by Fran Pesch and produced by Deirdre Bray Root.
The Lost in Yonkers production dates are October 21 through November 6, 2011.
Simon’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning laugh-filled piece tells the tale of two young boys left by their widowed father in a strange world called Yonkers. Their father must travel to pay back loan sharks, so the boys are entrusted to a tough-minded grandmother and a child-like aunt. The aunt, now in love with a man who is just as unable to cope with the boys’ care as she is, tries to figure out the next step in this funny, touching and unforgettable drama.
The director is looking to cast seven actors of varying ages:
- JAY KURNITZ – mid-teen or older, able to play 16
- ARTY KURNITZ – mid-teen or older, able to play 13
- EDDIE – 41, Jay and Arty’s father
- BELLA – mid-30’s, Eddie’s sister
- GRANDMA KURNITZ – 70+, Eddie’s mother
- LOUIS – 36, Eddie’s brother
- GERT – mid-late 30’s – Eddie’s sister
Lost in Yonkers is a dialect play. Grandma Kurnitz speaks in combination Yiddish/NYC dialect. All other roles speak in NYC/Yonkers dialect. Actors will be asked to read from the script (with dialect.) Head shots & résumés are not required but are encouraged. PLEASE NOTE: If this is your first time auditioning for the director, be prepared to present a one-minute contemporary monologue. Dialect not required for monologue.
The cast meeting and read-through will be Thursday, September 8th at 7 p.m.
Additional casting information may be found on the website at www.daytontheatreguild.org or by calling (937) 654-0400.
ABOUT THE DAYTON THEATRE GUILD:
The Dayton Theatre Guild opened with “Outward Bound” at the Dayton Art Institute in 1945.
The 1963-1964 season opened with “Night of the Iguana” at 2330 Salem Avenue, the Guild’s home for over 45 years, where “Outward Bound” was performed as a part of the final season at that location.
The 2009-2010 season opened with “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” at the Guild’s new home at the Caryl D. Philips TheatreScape at 430 Wayne Avenue in Dayton’s historic Oregon District in August 2009. Over 400 plays have been produced, utilizing all-volunteer casts, crews and administration. You may reach the Dayton Theatre Guild at 937.278.5993 or www.daytontheatreguild.org.