Designed by Anna Carmolli, artwork property of CPP

Auditions March 19-20, 2018

Auditions begin at 7:00, but auditionees are encouraged to come at 6:30 to fill out paperwork.  Auditions will consist of cold reads from the script.

Due to the nature of the show we will only be auditioning actors ages 18 and up

Performances: May 11-13 and 18-19, 2018

Directed by Trudi Kerkstra

A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you've got a major new play that unflinchingly—and uproariously—exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family.

Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award. Produced in cooperation with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. More info.

Characters (Age included as a reference only, actor age is flexible):

Beverly Weston (69) – The patriarch of the Weston clan. A former award-winning poet.

Violet Weston (65) – Bev’s wife and the matriarch of the Weston clan, sixty-five. In treatment for oral cancer.

Barbara Fordham (46) – Bev and Violet’s oldest daughter, forty-six years old. An academic.

Bill Fordham (49) – Barbara’s husband, in the mist of a divorce.

Jean Fordham (14) – Barbara and Bill’s daughter. Wild Child.

Ivy Weston (44) – Bev and Violet's Middle daughter. Quite and Self-conscious.

Karen Weston (40) – Bev and Violet's Youngest daughter. She is newly engaged to be married.

Mattie Fae Aiken (57) – Violet’s younger sister

Charlie Aiken (60) – Mattie Fae’s husband.

Little Charles Aiken (37) – Mattie Fae and Charlie’s Son. Shy, unemployed.

Johnna Monevata (26) – New housekeeper. Native American.

Steve Heidebrecht (50) – Karen’s fiance. Works in “security”.

Sheriff Deon Gilbreau (47) – Old classmate of Barbara’s.

Central Park Players
P.O. Box 564
Grand Haven, MI  49417

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software