Way Off Broadway Community Players in Leander will be holding auditions for Wild Dust by Flip Kobler, directed by Rick White, on Monday March 12 at 7 p.m. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. There are roles for 8 women, and 1 man.
Auditions are open to the public and will be held at Way Off Broadway's new theater, located in the 2243 Business Park at 11880 West FM 2243, Leander, 1 mile west of Hwy. 183, just east of Bagdad Road. (click for map)
The time is the 1800’s and one of the worst dust storms of the century has hit a western town. All the townsmen have left to help move the ranchers’ precious livestock to safe shelter. The women in the area are left to find their own safe shelter in the strongest building in town: the saloon and brothel. Tempers flare and sparks fly, injected with comedy, when society ladies are forced to take refuge with the “fallen” women. Now a lone cowboy stumbles in, a mysterious stranger who may or may not be a U.S. Marshal. Which adds to the tension because the women of the saloon are trying to dispose of the bartender’s body - who was killed in self defense - before anyone discovers the murder! As the storm kicks into high gear, there’s a tempest brewing inside. For three days everyone is forced to face each other and themselves. Femininity meets machismo and both are stripped bare as everyone fights the roles in which society has them pegged. Love, self esteem and a healthy dose of laughter are the results.
COOPER - A decent horseman who somehow got off track.
MARION - The boisterous, flamboyant mama of the saloon.
BELLE – Georgia-born eye candy with a huge heart. A few peaches short of a full load.
SALLY - A cynical but pretty woman of Asian descent. She has the heart of a banker.
HARD CORA - A woman out of time. The town’s blacksmith and better than any man.
DENISE - A dreamer who for too long has been lost in make believe.
LOUISE STYLES - A smart, sophisticated, opinionated and self-righteous mother.
GERTIE - Louise's daughter. Repressed as a child, she’s a good girl about to hit the fan.
REBECCA - A sturdy woman, recently blind and hating that this cost her independence.
All interested parties are encouraged to audition. Way Off Broadway is continually searching for performers, technicians, and other volunteers of every experience level.
Additional information is available at our website, http://www.wobcp.org .
Performances will be at 8:00 PM on April 27, 28, May 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, and 19 and at 3:00 PM on May 6.