2012-13 Audition Information
by Jane Anderson
Director: Fred Sebulske
Cast: 9 (5 Men/4 Women)
Audition Dates: March 16 & 17, 2013 - 2PM1, Spectrum Theater
Production Dates: May 23 - June 1, 2013
Description: Roy and Irma have been married for twenty-five years. They have two children. Roy works in tractor plant in the heartland and both are active in church and their community. When Roy and Irma see their pastor for a marriage counseling session, though, Roy reveals that he's a woman trapped in a man's body and wants an operation to correct the situation. Looking for Normal is a powerful, yet often funny play about an individual’s journey to personal truth, the cost of that journey on those he loves, and the hope that transformation brings. [Explore Looking for Normal]
ROY (40s-50s) middle-American, family and community oriented, and a woman trapped in a man's body.
IRMA (40s-50s) Roy's wife of 25 years.
WAYNE (20's) Their son. A roadie.
PATTY ANN (13) Their daughter. A tomboy.
REVEREND MUNCIE (40s-50s) Their pastor.
ROY SENIOR (60s-70s) Roy's father, a farmer.
EM - (60s-70s) Roy's mother, a farmer's wife.
FRANK (40s-50s) Roy's boss at the John Deere plant.
GRANDMOTHER RUTH Roy's grandmother from another time.
1Auditions begin at the time posted but may end early, per the director's discretion. We therefore recommend that you arrive as close to the starting time as possible. If you are unable to attend at this time, please call Chris Carnevale, Director of Operations, at (616) 234-3968. We may be able to arrange an appointment time to accommodate you.
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