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MARVIN’S ROOM by Scott McPherson

to be staged from March 16 – 24, 2012 at the Masque Theatre, Muizenberg
directed by Brenda Gray

Audition date: Saturday 22 October (Call backs: Saturday 29 October)

Time: 2.30 p.m.

Place: The Hok, Campground Road, Claremont (Under the bridge)

“Marvin’s Room” had its premiere in Chicago in 1990 and went on to national acclaim, winning the 1992 Outer Critics Circle award for best play, the 1992 Drama Desk award for best play and the Joseph Jefferson award in Chicago for best original work. Described as a ‘mordantly funny comedy’ and ‘a zany and emotionally-affecting story about death, aging parents, reconciliation, and the healing power of selfless love’, it was made into a film in 1996 with Dianne Keaton, Meryl Streep, Leonardo di Caprio and Robert de Nero.


BESSIE: 40s. Takes care of her father and aunt (large role)

LEE, late 30s. Bessie’s sister. A hairdresser who is about to get her degree in cosmetology. (large role)

RUTH: 70s Bessie’s aunt – frail and delightfully dotty. (medium role)

DOCTOR CHARLOTTE Psychiatrist – head of the mental clinic. (small/cameo role)

DR WALLY: 50s -could be older, because he is very dithery. (medium role)

HANK: 17 Lee’s son. In a mental clinic for burning down his mother’s house.(medium role)

CHARLIE: 12 Hank’s younger brother. Is ‘doing poorly at school because he reads too much’. (small role)

BOB: Dr Wally’s brother and receptionist. A ‘sheltered employment’ candidate. (cameo role.)

RETIREMENT HOME DIRECTOR. m/f (small/cameo role)

MARVIN: Bessie’s bedridden father. (Non-speaking part, but onstage a good deal of the time)

Enquiries: phone: 021 6863554 Cell: 083 3300670

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