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The Beverly Theatre Guild is holding auditions for Harvey.
Myrtle Mae Simmons: (Age range 18-30) The daughter of Veta Simmons, Myrtle Mae is in her early twenties and still unmarried, a source of concern to her mother.
Veta Simmons: (Age range 35-55) Myrtle Mae's mother and Elwood's sister, Veta considered herself a member of the "better society" of their small town and is a member of the Wednesday Forum, a social club for the ladies of the town. She is, however, slightly embarrassed by her brother.
Elwood P. Dowd: (Age range 35-55) Veta's brother, Elwood is forty-seven years old and owns the family home he lives in with Myrtle and Veta. He is pleasant, loveable, and a friend to everyone. He enjoys his visits to the neighborhood bar but is by no means a drunk.
Miss Johnson: (Age range 18-30) A maid in the Dowd household.
Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet: (Age range 50-80) Sixty-five years old, Mrs. Chauvenet is wealthy and a member of the Wednesday Forum. She also has a marriageable grandson about Myrtle's age.
Ruth Kelly, R.N.: (Age 18-35) Twenty-four years old and pretty, Ruth is head nurse at Chumley's Rest, a sanitarium for mental patients.
Duane Wilson: (Age range 20-50) About twenty-eight years old, large, and muscular, Duane is the sanitarium's attendant and strong arm. He admires Dr. Chumley, perhaps excessively.
Dr. Lyman Sanderson: (Age range 20-35) A young doctor of psychiatry, Dr. Sanderson is quite attractive and has caught Ruth's eye.
Dr. William R. Chumley: (Age range 50-80) In his late fifties, Dr. Chumley is the head of Chumley's Rest. He is a confident, sometimes pompous, man.
Betty Chumley: (Age range 50-80) Dr. Chumley's wife, Mrs. Chumley is a lovely woman about fifty-five years old.
Judge Omar Gaffney: (Age range 40-80) An elderly lawyer, Judge Gaffney represents the estate of Veta and Elwood's late mother.
E.J. Lofgren: (Age range 30-50) A "salt of the earth" cab driver, who ultimately knows more than you would think he does.
All casting will be race/type neutral.
Performances at Morgan Park Academy Arts Center, 2153 W. 111th Street, Chicago on Feb 4 - 7, 2021.
Audition Dates: Sunday, Nov 22 starting at 2:00 PM, or Monday, Nov 23, starting at 7:00 PM.
Sunday afternoon, and 2 evenings per week until tech week
Material To Prepare:
Auditions will consist of readings from script, which we will provide via email. (Audition sides are also posted on the website auditions page.) Monologues also welcomed.