Rex's Exes
Authors Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten
May 8-10, 15-17

 This deliriously funny Southern-fried farce finds the Verdeen cousins of Sweetgum, Texas—Gaynelle, Peaches and Jimmie Wyvette—teetering on the brink of disaster again.

Location:

Lincoln Community Center

110 Fulton St

Mankato, MN 56001

Auditions
Location

Lincoln Community Center

110 Fulton St

Mankato, MN 56001

What are the parts?

Cee Cee Windham - Late 40s to 50

Gaynelle Verdeen - 50

Jimmie Wyvette Verdeen - 40s

Peaches Verdeen Belrose - late 40s

La Merle Verdeen Minshew - late 60s to 70

Aubrey Verdeen - late 80s

Bitsy Verdeen - late 40s

Theodore Rexford Belrose - 50

Gentle Harmony - 40s to 50s

Mama Doll Hargis 80s to 120

Marlissa Crutchfield - 40s

Wild Bill Boudreaux - 50s

The ages for these characters are just a guide.  The director will cast based on who they think will be the best person for the part.

Who may audition?

Anyone may audition for a Merely Players production. All the performers are volunteers. Some come to Merely Players with a lot of experience, others are first-timers. No experience is required.

How are auditions conducted?

Performers are usually asked to read scenes from the script. Depending on the nature of the production, the director may ask everyone to read the same scene or may have a number of scenes to read. Directors also utilize improvisation exercises in some auditions. Often, in the first audition, the director is looking for general characteristics, technique, and ability to work with others. In callbacks, the director will be doing more role-specific readings.
 

How should I prepare?

Wear comfortable clothing and shoes.  You may be asked to be active. Feel free to talk with the director prior to auditions to ask about the play and what is being looked for in various roles.  Copies of the script will be available at auditions to read while you wait.

Bring personal calendars to auditions in order to share potential conflicts with the director in advance of casting.

Sponsors

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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