Auditions for the The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told by Paul Rudnick
Directed by Jimmy Bohr
OPEN CALL…no appointment necessary
Please prepare a 1 – 2 minute non-Shakespearean monologue
May also be asked to read from the script.
Please bring a current picture and resume.
Rehearsals will begin in October Tech and production dates October 29 – November 18
THE STORY: A stage manager, headset and prompt book at hand, brings the house lights to half, then dark, and cues the creation of the world. Throughout the play, she’s in control of everything. In other words, she’s either God, or she thinks she is. Act One recounts the major episodes of the Old Testament, only with a twist: Instead of Adam and Eve, our lead characters are Adam and Steve, and Jane and Mabel, a lesbian couple with whom they decide to start civilization (procreation proves to be a provocative challenge). Act One covers the Garden of Eden, an ark, a visit with a highly rambunctious Pharaoh and finally even the Nativity. Along the way, Mabel and Adam invent God, but Jane and Steve are skeptical. This brings about the Flood, during which Steve has a brief affair with a rhinoceros and invents infidelity. No longer blissful, Adam and Steve break up only to be reunited as two of the wise men at the Nativity. Act Two jumps to modern day Manhattan. Adam and Steve are together again, and Steve is HIV positive. It’s Christmas Eve, and Jane is nine months pregnant even though she always thought of herself as the butch one. The two women want to marry and want Adam and Steve to join them in the ceremony. A wheelchair-bound, Jewish lesbian Rabbi from cable access TV arrives to officiate. The ceremony is interrupted as Jane gives birth, and Steve confides to Adam that his medication isn’t working and that he’ll probably not survive much longer. Bound by their long life together, and the miracle of birth they’ve just witnessed, the two men comfort each other even though they know their remaining time together will be short.
Stage Manager: Female, any age
Adam: 20 – 35
Steve: 20 – 35
Jane: 20- 35
Mabel: 20 – 35
Actor #1: Male, 30 – 50. Various roles.
Actor #2: Male, 20 – 30 Various roles
Actor #3: Female 30 – 50 Various roles
Actor #4: Female 20 – 30 Various roles
*****PLEASE NOTE: There is kissing between both couples and Adam and Steve have brief nudity.
All roles are paid. Both Equity and non-equity.
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