Submitted by the Vermont Theatre Company
The Vermont Theatre Company announces auditions for the George Axelrod comedy.
The Seven Year Itch to be directed by Robert DuCharme of Brookline. Auditions will take place Thursday, September 3, at 7 p.m.; Friday, September 4 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, September 5 at 10 a.m., all at the Brattleboro Union High School in the auditiorium.
The play deals with a thoroughly domesticated publisher's assistant, Richard Sherman, whose wife of seven years, Helen, takes off to Maine with their child, to escape the heat of New York City. Richard roams restlessly around his empty apartment with a sworn promise not to drink or smoke while his wife is gone. He does both and more, when a flower pot tumbles down from an overhead balcony. It was knocked over by a young TV model who has moved into the floor above. The latter day Don Juan invites her down and his fantasies, real and imagined, take flight. Richard believes that other females he comes in contact with during his work day, Miss Morris, Elaine, Marie and Pat are all after him. To ease his guilt feelings, he is positive that a writer, Tom Mackenzie, is getting a little too friendly with his wife in a cabin in the woods, He seeks help from Dr. Brubaker while editing the doctor's copy of his current book about a notorious sex maniac.
The movie version featured Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell. The play calls for four men, six women and a young boy or girl. Rehearsals, in most cases, will be during the week avoiding the weekends when ever possible. The play is an ideal vehicle for anyone looking for a small female character walk on. The production will run October 30, 31 and November 1, also November 6,7 and 8 at the Dummerston Grange.
People interested in back stage work, props, lights, costumes or crew are encouraged to sign up at one of the auditions.