AUDITIONS: 2022/23 SEASON

Southern Fried Nuptials

A comedy by Osborne & Eppler

Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts Inc. 

Directed by Dan Hawkins

Audition Dates: July 25, 26 and 27 @ 6:30 pm at Arts Center at Dunham (1945 Dunham Way, Cincinnati, OH 45238)

Please try to arrive at the beginning of auditions. Bring a resume and conflicts from Aug 21 - Oct 29. Headshot is encouraged but not required. Cold readings will be done from the script. If you cannot make any of these dates, email danhawkins66@gmail.com to arrange an alternate time.

Performance Dates: Oct 14,15, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, and 29

Friday / Saturday performances at 8:00 pm; Thursday performance at 7:300 pm, Sunday matinees at 3:00 pm.

Harlene Frye is going to marry her childhood sweetheart this weekend . . . assuming the typical Frye family hijinks don’t derail the wedding! Harlene and Attie’s future together is threatened when the bride-to-be’s awful ex-flame shows up with information she doesn’t want her fiancé finding out. And Harlene’s not the only Frye keeping secrets: Sammy Jo refuses to tell her family she’s moving even though all her bags are already packed. As if that isn’t enough, Dewey can’t figure out why people keep on asking him to give his sister away and busybody Ozella Meeks has somehow ended up as the wedding coordinator. Will the Fryes be able to get Harlene down the aisle in one piece? A bighearted comedy about family—Southern-style.

Characters:

HARLENE FRYE (30s) The oldest Frye daughter. She’s getting married this weekend. Maybe.

ATTICUS “ATTIE” VAN LEER (30s) The Frye family lawyer and an all-around good guy. He’s marrying Harlene this weekend. Maybe.

DOROTHY FRYE (50s/60s) The Mother of the Bride and the matriarch of the family. She hasn’t been sleeping well since her the death of her husband.

SAMMY JO FRYE-LeFETTE (30s) The middle child. She’s pretty sure she’s the perfect one.

DEWEY FRYE JR (late teens to early 20s) Dorothy’s youngest child. Some folks would say he’s one step short of a square dance, but he’s just dancing to his own tune. He won the lottery and all he bought was a new phone.

MARTHA ANN FOX (pronounced ‘Marthann’) (50s/60s) Dorothy’s best friend. She runs a dress shop with Dorothy.

FAIRY JUNE COOPER (50s/60s) A friend of Dorothy and Martha Ann.

BEECHAM LeFETTE (30s) Sammy Jo’s husband.

OZELLA MEEKS (60/70s) A local busybody, chairwoman of the SonShine committee at the church, and a replacement wedding coordinator.

VESTER PICKENS (60s) A retired gentleman who made his fortune in the pickle business.

CARTER CANFIELD (30s) Harlene’s smooth talking ex-flame. He’s TV- Star-handsome and he knows it.