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Announcing Auditions for 2016 Fringe Festival Shows


Auditions for Fringe Festival 2016

What: Auditions for Mr. Marmalade & Next Fall

When: Tuesday May 31st at 6:30 pm & Thursday June 2nd at 6:30 pm
** Please pick one day to audition

Where: Kodak Center for Performing Arts – 200 West Ridge Road

Due to mature content, only those age 16 and up will be considered. Those auditioning can audition for one show OR both. Rehearsals will not conflict.

Please prepare a 1-2 minute contemporary monologue. Please be prepared to list all rehearsal conflicts between July 11 – September 24th. Both shows are being presented as a part of the First Niagra Rochester Fringe Festival, September 15th-24th.

** If you are unable to make an audition date, or have any questions regarding auditions, please contact Thomas Markham to make alternate arrangements prior to May 31st at thomas.t.markham@gmail.com.

Mr. Marmalade by Noah Haidle Presented by GRRC
Director: Thomas Markham
Stage Manager: Stephanie Nonnenmacher
2 performances (Saturday September 17th & Saturday September 24th @ 6:00pm) at School of the Arts 45 Prince Street Rochester, NY 14607

Synopsis: Lucy is a four-year old girl with a very active imagination. Unfortunately, her imaginary friend Mr. Marmalade doesn’t have much time for her. Not to mention he beats up his personal assistant, has a cocaine addiction, and a penchant for pornography. Larry, her only real friend, is the youngest suicide attempt in the history of New Jersey. Mr. Marmalade is a savage black comedy about what it takes to grow up in these difficult times.

Cast Breakdown:

LUCY - 4 years old. Has a vivid imagination.
MR. MARMALADE - Lucy’s imaginary friend. Dresses nice. Never has any time for her.
BRADLEY - Mr. Marmalade’s personal assistant. Can sing like an angel.
SOOKIE - Lucy’s mom. Relies on men for more than they’re good for.
EMILY** - The babysitter. The first girl in her class to get boobs.
GEORGE** - Her boyfriend. A jock. Wears a letter jacket.
LARRY - 5 years old. The youngest suicide attempt in the history of New Jersey.
CACTUS & SUNFLOWER - Talking plants MAN- a one-night stand.
** EMILY doubles as SUNFLOWER
** GEORGE doubles as CACTUS & MAN

*** NEXT FALL Information

Next Fall by Geoffrey Nauffts
Director: Thomas Markham
Stage Manager: Kat McNally
2 performances at TheatreRocs Stage 287-303 E. Broad St. Rochester, NY 14064

Synopsis: Luke believes in God. Adam believes in everything else. Next Fall portrays the ups and downs of this unlikely couple’s five-year relationship with sharp humor and unflinching honesty. And when an accident changes everything, Adam must turn to Luke’s family and friends for support… and answers. This timely and compelling new American play forces us all to examine what it means to “believe” and what it might cost us not to.

Cast Breakdown:

ADAM - 45, a substitute teacher.
LUKE - 30, an aspiring actor.
HOLLY - 35, a candle shop owner, Adam’s best friend.
BRANDON - 30, a property developer, a friend of Luke’s.
ARLENE - 50, Luke’s mother, has a history with addiction, a divorcee.
BUTCH - 55, Luke’s father, a businessman, re-married after his failed marriage to Arlene.

*** NEXT FALL is being independently produced and is not affiliated with GRRC




GRRC presents Amazing Grace by Nancy Preston Stark

Rochester Fringe Festival

Amazing Grace will be presented on September 16th at 8:00 PM and September 17th & 18th at 3:00 PM at the School of the Arts Black Box Theater. The show will be directed by Bonnie Meath-Lang.

Amazing Grace is another Nancy Preston Stark (Ping, Cocktails) whimsical play about friendship and marriage. Victor is turning 50 and not happy. It's not a good day except that he receives a birthday invitation to visit a mysterious club, Revelations. He coerces his best friend, Joe, to go with him and they both have hilarious, if not strange adventures. We are reminded to be careful what we wish for, we just might get it in this transformational comedy, full of surprises.

Amazing Grace will be followed by Nancy Preston Stark's Amour No More.




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