Friday, October 14, 2011

Auditions for Paradox Players' Getting Betta by Don Fried, October 26

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Paradox PlayersAuditions for Paradox Players Production for 2012 FronteraFest Long Fringe

The Play: “Getting Betta,” a serio-comedy being presented by Paradox Players at the 2012 FronteraFest Long Fringe, January 24th – February 5th. We are working on getting 3 or more additional performances to be presented at another venue after the Fringe run.

“Getting Betta,” premiered simultaneously in the Denver area and Southern California in March, 2011.

Audition Date and Time: Wednesday, October 26th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm.

Roles: Michael: Age 70+. A crotchety, technologically challenged senior;Betta: Age 30 – 60. An anthropomorphic computer program who progresses from mechanical to zany; Crystal: Age 25 – 35. High strung and on the verge of losing it. Paid -- hopefully: The three actors will share 50% of ticket sales in excess of the cost of the production.

Director/Playwright Don Fried's work has been produced throughout North America and in the United Kingdom. Contact: for more information.

Synopsis: Michael is a technologically challenged senior citizen in a sheltered independent living facility. Betta is a virtual computerized assistant assigned to him against his wishes by the administration of the facility. After a brief period of conflict, Michael and Betta reach a truce and settle down to live together. However, as Betta acquires technology upgrades to make her more human, she becomes paranoid and schizophrenic. Crystal, Betta’s programmer, arrives and it soon becomes clear that she’s no more in control of Betta than Michael is. But at the same time that the situation is spinning out of control, Michael and Betta are becoming increasingly dependent on each other: Michael because he is growing infirm, and Betta because she fears being “shut off.”

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