Actor Auditions

Students and Military Discount

Betty's Summer Vacation

by Christopher Durang, directed by David Fritsch

AUDITION DATES: Sunday April 28th from 3-5pm and Monday April 29th from 6:30-9pm at TheatreWorks, 5 Brookside Avenue, New Milford (parking is around the corner from the theatre).

“Betty’s Summer Vacation” is an outrageous play and a dark spoof commenting on the media’s obsession with sensationalizing events and its ability to cater to our fascination with notorious behavior. The play explores how people respond to horrific acts — sexual abuse, rape, incest, castration and dismemberment — in disturbingly funny, astonishing and unabashedly truthful ways.

Written by Christopher Durang, the Obie Award-winning play opens when Betty and her friend Trudy rent a seaside cottage that they have to share with a group of unsavory characters.

The cast includes Keith, a strange introvert who carries around a shovel and hatbox; Buck, a sex-crazed hunk; Mr. Vanislaw, a degenerate flasher who gets his thrills from hiding in women’s dressing rooms and exposing himself; and Mrs. Siezmagraff, a raging drunk and widow desperate for male affection who is also trying to forget her ex-husband’s abuse of their daughter, Trudy.

To add to the madness, a group of voices coming from the ceiling suggests that everything the characters say and do is being observed.

NEW Production Dates - June 13 (senior night/dress reh), 14, 15, 20 (Pay what you want), 21, 22, 23 (matinee), 28, 29, July 5, 6.



Betty: A nice, fairly normal young woman, late 20s. Sensible does her best to be reasonable.

Trudy: Friendly, chatty, needy, rather desperate underneath. Bit younger than Betty.

Keith: Sensitive, quiet, mysterious. Late 20s. Finds it hard to be around people. Seems sweet, seems weird.

Buck: Handsome, sexy lout-hunk. Might look like a beach guy out of baywatch. Unabashedly sexist, on the make of the time. Late 20s.

Mrs. Siezmagraff: Lively, vibrant woman, mid 40s. Oblivious to anyone else’s discomfort.

Mr. Vanislaw: An insane flasher who exposes himself to women in bathrooms; No nudity required. Happy in his way. Mid 40s.

The Group of Voices: 2 men, 1 woman. They laugh, they applaud. They live in the ceiling.


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