Upcoming Actor Auditions

The Tale of the Allergist's Wife

By Charles Busch
Directed by Debbie Levin

auditions Mon & Tues, Feb 22 & 23 from 7:00 - 8:30

Marjorie Taub, a middle-aged Upper West Side doctor's wife, is devoted to mornings at the Whitney, afternoons at MOMA and evenings at BAM. Plunged into a mid-life crisis of Medea-like proportions, she's shaken out of her lethargy by the reappearance of a fascinating and somewhat mysterious childhood friend. Can Marjorie, her long-suffering mother and her loving husband Ira, Board Certified Allergist, survive the shake-up? This uproarious comedy received a Tony Award nomination for Best Play of 2001.

Character Breakdown

Marjorie Tuab (mid 40's – mid 50's)
A stylish, attractive middle-aged woman, Marjorie is the epitome of the upper middle class New York housewife. She tends towards the dramatic, and is on a constant search for validation against her vision of what an intelligent, enlightened, erudite woman should be.

Ira Taub (50's)
Ira is a highly successful, handsome and energetic man who elicits respect and admiration from his patients, his students….everyone he meets. He is aware of his effect on people and feeds on their high opinion of him, but isn't arrogant about it. He is reasonable, empathetic and generous.

Frieda (70's – 80's)
Marjorie's mother, Frieda is a tough as nails, old-school Jewish mother. She speaks her mind, and calls Marjorie out without a moment's hesitation.

Lee Green (mid 40's – mid 50's)
An energetic, beautifully groomed woman with a very comfortable sense of her own sensuality. She is very worldly, and there is a slight air of mystery about her.

Mohammed (20's)
The young, good-looking Iraqi doorman for Marjorie and Ira's building. He is intelligent and resourceful, frequently offering assistance and companionship to Marjorie.

Audition Sides

Additional Notes

Auditions will consist of reading from the script.

TheatreWorks offers a stipend to all performers and technicians.

All roles are available and both professionals and amateurs are welcome.

No appointments are necessary.

Production Runs April 29, 2016 – May 21, 2016.

Rehearsals begin in March