Upcoming Actor Auditions

The Lyons

By Nicky Sliver
Directed by Matt Austin

Monday & Tuesday, DEC 8th & 9th from 7:00pm – 8:30pm at TheatreWorks

 

Ben Lyons lies dying in a hospital room. Rita, his wife of forty years, flips through decorating magazines, planning a living room makeover. It's clear Ben and Rita have been at war for many years, and that Ben's impending demise has brought no relief. When they're joined by their children, Lisa and Curtis, all efforts at a pleasant visit or a sentimental goodbye are soon abandoned. Terrible secrets and vicious accusations replace sentimental memories. After Curtis's desperate attempt to make a new connection ends disastrously, each of THE LYONS take their first tentative steps toward making a new human connection in this intense and comedic tale.

 

Character Breakdown

Rita Lyons (Female, 55+)
The Matriarch of the Lyons family. A smothering, belittling Jewish mother with a quick wit and fiery passion. Thinks she wants what is best for her children but ends up suffocating them. She is at the end of her rope and wants move on from her current situation.

Ben Lyons (Male, 55+ )
The patriarch of the Lyons family. He is dying but maintains energy and a quick wit. He puts on a bitter facade to mask his fragility and uses his illness as an excuse to torment his family.

Lisa Lyons (Female, 30+)
The daughter of the Lyons Family. She is a "recovering" alcoholic. She has just left an abusive relationship and is emotionally distraught. Bluntly, she doesn't have her shit together.

Curtis Lyons (Male, 25+)
The son of the Lyons family. Gay writer who views himself as the most damaged of the Lyons' children. Holds a dark secret.

Brian (Male, 30+)
Very handsome real estate agent. Aspiring actor who puts on a facade which he very easily lets down to connect to others.

Nurse (Female, 25+)
A sassy nurse who is quick in her actions bringing the pace of New York City into the hospital room.

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 Feb 20 – March 14, 2015
Rehearsals begin in January