Theatre Knoxville Downtown – 38th Season!

319 N. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN • 865 / 544-1999
Volunteer Opportunities | Make a Donation
Driving Directions | History of TKD | Board of Directors
subglobal5 link | subglobal5 link | subglobal5 link | subglobal5 link | subglobal5 link | subglobal5 link | subglobal5 link
subglobal6 link | subglobal6 link | subglobal6 link | subglobal6 link | subglobal6 link | subglobal6 link | subglobal6 link
subglobal7 link | subglobal7 link | subglobal7 link | subglobal7 link | subglobal7 link | subglobal7 link | subglobal7 link
subglobal8 link | subglobal8 link | subglobal8 link | subglobal8 link | subglobal8 link | subglobal8 link | subglobal8 link

Auditions

small logo

 

Daddy's Dyin': Who's Got the Will?
by Del Shores

 

Directed by Terry Copeland Pfeiffer

 

Runs: January 9 – 25, 2015

Rehearsals: TBD

 

Audition Times

  • Sunday, November 30, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Monday, December 1, 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Available Roles

Seeking 5 women, 3 men:

  • Sara Lee Turnover - female, mid-30s; Slightly overweight middle sister, the town beautician. Single and still lives at home. Strong-willed with a wonderful sense of humor.
  • Lurlene Turnover Rogers - female, early-mid 40s; the oldest sister. Preacher's wife and elementary school teacher. Attractive, stylish, very Christian - but she has a bite.
  • Evalita Turnover - female, early-mid 30s; the youngest sister. Six-times married, loves to shock her family. She was a beauty and still is ---from a distance. Has a worn look about her. A wounded soul.
  • Mama Wheelis - female, 80s; The Turnover children's grandmother. She's feisty, speaks her mind, and rules the household.
  • Harmony Rhodes - male, early-mid 30s; Evalita's latest fiancé. A musician and vegetarian. Attractive, tan, off-beat, long curly hair. Looks like Jesus with earrings. Has a past.
  • Orville Turnover - male, late 30s-early 40s; the brother. Fat, abusive, unhappy and mean. A redneck trash collector.
  • Buford "Daddy" Turnover - male, late 60s-early 70s - the father. A stroke victim. Partially paralyzed on his left side, but can walk with a slight limp. Has occasional moments of coherency.
  • Marlene Turnover - female, mid-late 30s, Orville's wife. Temporarily overweight. A constant victim of Orville's abuse. However, losing sixty-two pounds can boost a girl's confidence.

Synopsis

Set in a small Texas town, Daddy's Dyin' concerns the reunion of a family gathered to await the imminent death of their patriarch, who has recently suffered a physically as well as mentally disabling stroke. But it is not the story of the impending demise of the father or of the drafting of his will ... it's a story of a rebirth of the spirit of the family unit.

"It's a fast, delicious, easy tale with funny moments, tense moments, touching moments, and characters you care about."
The Hollywood Reporter

"A masterful comedy."
Variety

"A well written piece of mainstream theatre that's consistently funny and occasionally touching."
The Los Angeles Times

"A knockout."
L.A. Weekly

Location

Auditions will held at the theatre, 319 N. Gay Street [directions]. Please bring a headshot or recent photo, if possible, and a list of any rehearsal conflicts you may have throughout December. Resumes are helpful but not required. No prepared monologue is needed; auditions will be cold readings from the script.

For more information, email info@theatreknoxville.com.

Please join our "actors" email list for notification of auditions.

Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Copyright © Theatre Knoxville Downtown.
Web site designed, hosted and managed by Abacus Arts, Inc. The Power3 of Media