Ghosts in the Afternoon at the Overtime Theater
November 17 and 18
Written by Bernard J. Taylor, Directed by Matthew Byron Cassi
To kick off its 2012 season, the Overtime Theater in San Antonio presents a new melodrama, Ghosts in the Afternoon. Ross Everett, an introverted and burned-out writer, ends a hollow relationship with a married woman at the same time he rents a room in his New York apartment to Rachel, an extravert Texan. He is torn between his attraction to her, his self-consciousness, and his fear of involvement. Complicating the situation is the fact that he is haunted by the ghost of his youth and the specter of a diminished old age.
Audition Dates: Thursday, November 17 and Friday November 18, 7-10 pm. 1- to 2-minute comedic or dramatic monologues are requested. Auditions will consist of monologues and cold readings from the script. Callbacks: Saturday, November 19, 4-7 pm.
Cast: All roles are open, no pre-casting.
Ross Miller - Mid to late forties, with a strong physical presence, English accent
Rachel - Early to mid twenties, vivacious, attractive
Old Man - Wheelchair-bound, older, dissolute version of Ross Miller
Young Man - Idealistic, intense, angelic face, same coloring as Ross Miller
Margot - Mid-thirties, poised, slightly aloof in her bearing
Rehearsals: December 2011 – January 12, 2012, Sundays - Wednesdays 7-10 pm. (1 week off for holidays - open for discussion.); Performances: January 13 - February 11, 2012. 8 pm Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Also, one Sunday matinee at 3 pm, date to be announced.. No show on First Friday, February 3.