Little Old Ladies in Tennis Shoes

April 27,2018    6 pm.

April 28, 2018.  4 pm

Central Ninth Grade Center

14 W 4th,  Sand Springs OK

Show dates are June 15, 16, 17, 2018. at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center

Synopsis (copied from Dramatic Publishing)

Kate Corrigan has her life in order, or so she likes to think. In what she describes as “not lower middle age” but “upper youth,” she has a lucrative job, a no strings-attached man, and a new house in the suburbs. “Consider yourselves part of the clutter,” she blithely tells new neighbors Molly Blumenthal and her grandson, Jeff, when they pay Kate a call before she has even unpacked. And delightful clutter they soon become, overwhelming Kate’s tiny existence with a roller-coaster friendship, pot-roast, and the problems of all the elderly women on the block. As she meets these women, living in quirky isolation after outliving their husbands’ and their families’ need for them, Kate realizes the life she’s found looks a lot like the one she’d been running from. “Is it in the genes, an instinct,” she wonders, “like elephants heading for the burial ground? Am I a little old lady in training?” Confronted with old fears and new choices, Kate finds her life opening up—wide enough, for the first time, to admit love. “A sensitive comedy about friendship between generations,” said the Stanford Mail. “Full of wit and laughter…warmth and wisdom,” echoed the Sierra Madre News. “L’chaim!” say Kate and Molly. Audiences of all ages applaud their determination to “grow older, wiser, stronger in every way. But not old.”

Character Descriptions:

Kate Corrigan (Mid 30’s)-casually stylish carreer woman

Molly Blumenthal (71) warm, with a sarcastic wit, but dissatisfied with her place in life. Her grandson, Jeff, is the light of her life, especially since her estrangement from her daughter, Marsha.

Jeff Bernstein (11)- bright and friendly, Jeff is the perfect companion for Molly. He is, however, sensitive to the tension in his house.

Marsha Bernstein (Mid 40’s)- High strung and meticulous, truly cares for her family, but always seems to be doing the wrong thing.

Mrs. Petrelli (60’s)- good humored and with vestiges of the glitzy glamour of her youth

Mrs. Feldman (elderly) matronly, a bit gloomy, with an unhealthy interest in all things medical

Mrs. Davis (elderly)- nervous and shy around strangers, she also has great empathy and warmth

Bill Clayton (late 30’s)- Kate’s boss and occasional lover, forbidden either to boss her or to love her

Audtions well be held at the Central Ninth Grade Center Auditorium in Sand Springs April 27th, 28th and call back will be on the 29th if needed.

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If you have a show you would like to direct and want future consideration
Send your resume and preference of show to:
Artistic Director, Danette Dillon   danetteleah@gmail.com or
President, Mollie McBride  mollieduck@aol.com

 

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