Rock River Players hold open auditions for evening of contemporary one-act plays

WILLIAMSVILLE — Rock River Players hold open auditions for “An Evening of One: Contemporary One Acts” at the Williamsville Hall. The public is welcome to audition either Thursday, March 30, from 5:30 to 7:30 or Saturday, April 1, from 10 to 12. Scripts will be provided.

One-acts to be cast include Beautiful Noises by Scott Sickels. Directed by Randy Lichtenwalner, this piece is about a recently deceased man who encounters his long-lost sister in the afterlife. But instead of offering guidance, she needs his help reaching out to the mother she left behind. However, the animosity between their mother and the man's lover may prevent any communication between the living and the dead. This short but complex exploration of family dynamics, love and loss, remembering and cherishing calls for one man in his 20s; two women in their 20s; a 50-something woman.

Punked by Robert Cullinane will be directed by Cris Parker-Jennings. The story is that, out of boredom, two young teens want to punk someone. So, they decide to make a call to a number they found on a Medicare pamphlet. However, this would not be the first time these two Medicare representatives have had a prank caller. In the end, who gets punked? There are roles for two teens and two adults.

The Caltrop by Pamela Corkey is a short character comedy about three felons and a prison chaplain engaged in an illicit act of carefully crafted escapism. In the process, they are forced to reconcile the fantasy of who they wish to be with the reality of who they really are. Directed by Amy Donohue, its roles are a man and a woman, each over 25; a man over 50; a large man between 20 and 50 and an unspecified role.

Eggs by Jennifer Jasper will be directed by Pamela Corkey. Perfection is the brutal enemy of the good in the fraught gauntlet of modern-day parenthood: that is the plot's spine. Needed are a man and a woman in their 30s or 40s.

Also on the program will be two experimental pieces, one of which, I Have to Get This, is a structured improvisation conceived and directed by Bahman Mahdavi with Susan O'Hara and Stewart McDermet.

An Evening of Contemporary One Acts will be presented Friday through Sunday, June 2, 3, and 4, at Williamsville Hall. For more information, visit or write producer Annie Landenberger at [email protected].

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