Sat, Sep 26|
Auditions: Running Mates: or the Family Party by Beth Kandor
Sam Storm has been the beloved mayor of Anderson, Georgia for the past 20 years, but when an embarrassing video of his is leaked, his seat in office is threatened by the last person he ever expected to run against him: his wife Sophia. This fast-paced comedy brings new meaning to "family politics".
Time & Location
Sep 26, 2020, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
About the Event
Directed by Don Taylor
Rehearsals: October 2020
Performances: November 2020
This production will take place in person.
We are committed to diverse, inclusive casting. For every production, please submit without regard to disability, race, age, weight, color, national origin, ethnic origin, gender identity, or any other basis. Any specifics integral to the plot or required by the publisher will be listed in the individual announcement.
(Audition information is subject to change
Small town Anderson, Georgia, in the year 2010 - Sam Storm has been the beloved mayor of Anderson, Georgia for the past 20 years. Love by the community and his doting wife, Sam is usually the only one on the ballot come election time, but when an embarrassing video of his is leaked, his seat in office is threatened. Sam has some real competition when the last person he ever expected to run against him puts her name on the ballot: his wife Sophia. Now it’s down and dirty as husband and wife duke it out. Can their marriage withstand the political fisticuffs? And what happens when an unexpected third candidate enters the race? This fast-paced political comedy brings new meaning to the phrase “family politics”.
Sofia Storm – Female-Presenting, 52. Longtime first lady of Anderson. Educated, articulate, left-leaning; polished, graceful, and tired of being underestimated.
Liddie Valentine – Female-Presenting, mid-30s. Sofia's younger best friend and default manager. Take-no-prisoners, witty, far more leftist, and far less graceful than Sofia.
Ted Wink – Male-Presenting, 20s. Sofia and Liddie's yoga instructor. Peacenik and zen-lover.
Sam Storm – Male-Presenting, 50s. Mayor of Anderson, incumbent mayoral candidate. Good old Southern boy; smart, protective, often clueless about how to interact with the strong women in his life.
Jimmy Benjamin "J.B." Jackson – Male-Presenting, 20s/30s. Henry's campaign manager and lapdog. Nervous, neo-Conservative, jumps at loud noises.
Savannah Storm – Female-Presenting, 22. Sam and Sofia's rebellious daughter. Bright, active, college senior; does not take kindly to the idea of being used for the political gain of either of her parents.
Auditions will be online Saturday, September 26, 2020, with in-person Masked Callbacks on September 27th.
Sides will be provided.