April 19, 2017
Susan Goes, Executive Director, 541-942-8001
Cottage Theatre holds auditions May 20 & 21 for The Good Doctor
Cottage Grove, OR —Cottage Theatre will hold open auditions for the fourth production of its 2017 season, The Good Doctor, on Saturday, May 20 at 6:00 pm and Sunday, May 21 at 6:00 pm. No appointment is necessary. This comedy, which will run from August 11 - 27, will be directed by Kory Weimer.
The Good Doctor blends the talents of two widely respected writers from different countries and centuries. American playwright Neil Simon dramatizes several short stories by Russian author Anton Chekhov in this amusing concoction, first produced on Broadway in 1973. The play consists of a series of sketches, narrated by a character called The Writer, who introduces the stories, comments on them, and occasionally plays a role in them. In one sketch a neurotic government clerk sneezes on a General during an opera performance, with spectacularly unfortunate results. In another, a crafty seducer sets his sights on a wedded woman, with the unwitting aid of her husband. Let us not forget the ridiculous tale of a man who offers to drown himself for three rubles. Animated by Simon’s rapid-fire one-liners and witty dialogue, the sketches illuminate Chekhov’s take on the human condition through stories that are droll, outlandish, and fun.
Auditions for The Good Doctor will consist of readings from the script. Roles are available for both men and women and the cast size is flexible. Further audition details are available at www.cottagetheatre.org, or by calling Cottage Theatre at 541-942-8001.