Monday, November 6th at 7pm
Tuesday, November 7th at 7pm
Callbacks: Wednesday, November 8th
Starting Monday Nov. 13th–Thursday Jan. 4th
Sunday-Thursday, Sundays 6-9pm
and weekday evenings 7-10pm.
*you will not be called to every rehearsal
Jan. 6th-14th: Fri. & Sat. 8pm & Sundays 2pm
PLUS: Sat. Jan. 13th 2pm
Please bring a headshot/resume, and prepare a contemporary monologue. All roles are open to actors of all ages, gender identities, race.
Please note that The Heights Players is a non-profit theater and this is a non-equity production. All cast and crew volunteer their time and talent. The Heights Players is a membership organization, there is no pay or stipend for any role or position.
There is a $20 membership fee, if cast.
Prelude To A Kiss
by Craig Lucas
Directed by Michelle Maccarone
Synopsis: An old man; A young bride; A kiss. Snuggle up for the holidays with this charming, modern fairy tale that explores the enduring power of love. A Broadway hit about a storybook wedding gone awry,
Critic Frank Rich wrote: "...this play can be taken as an indirect treatment of [AIDS]. The epidemic is to Mr. Lucas what Babi Yar was to D. M. Thomas, and Peter's fidelity to his true love's soul is transparent. Critic James Hebert wrote: "When it premiered in 1990 it was widely presumed to be an oblique response to the ravages of AIDS. Long removed from that time, it becomes a broader commentary on eternal topics like the limits of love and the meaning of commitment."
Please note that people of all races, genders, and abilities are encouraged to audition for this inclusive and collaborative production. We will also be casting some understudies for the roles. Understudies will get at least one performance.
Peter (30 – 40) Intelligent, witty, slightly awkward man looking for love, never leaves the stage
Rita (30 – 40) clever, anxious, funny, “afraid of life,” embodied by the spirit of the old man
Taylor (30 – 40) Peter’s sarcastic best friend
Tom (20 – 50) bartender, works with Rita
Mrs. Boyle (late 50s – late 60s) Rita’s mother, caring and bubbly
Dr. Boyle (60 – 70) Rita’s father a jovial dentist
Minister (40 – 60)
Aunt Dorothy (50s – 60s) Rita’s aunt
Leah (30+) old man’s daughter, worried about him
Uncle Fred (50s – 70s) Rita’s uncle
Old Man (60 – 75) Widower coming to the end of his life, embodied by the spirit of Rita
Jamaican Waiter (20 – 50)