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Auditions: Dealer’s Choice

October 25th, 2018

The Players Club of Swarthmore will be holding auditions for the Second Stage production of Dealer’s Choice on Monday, November 26 at 7pm.

Auditions: Monday November 26, 2018 7:00 – 10:00 PM
(Please note all auditions will be given a specific time within this window)
Please send an email to dealerschoicepcs@gmail.com to reserve your time slot.
Callbacks: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 7:00 – 10:00 PM
Rehearsals Start: Feb 18, 2019
Performances: Apr 5, 6, 7 & 11, 12, 13
Synopsis: Stephen runs a small restaurant in London and hosts a weekly poker game with his employees. On a night when they are one player down, a mysterious newcomer joins the game with a hidden agenda. Set around the poker table, this dramatic comedy lays bare the emotional inadequacies of men and their relationships. As the evening progresses, we watch a group of men whose failures as fathers, sons, friends, and colleagues are cruelly exposed.
PLEASE NOTE: This play is set in working class London, so British dialects will be required. Prior stage dialects experience is a plus, but not mandatory; the rehearsal process will include lessons and coaching.
What to Prepare: Please prepare one contemporary monologue (either comedic or dramatic) under two minutes in length. Please download and complete the PCS audition form the Auditions Page prior.
If you have any questions, email director Jeff Berry at dealerschoicepcs@gmail.com.
Character BIOS

[STEPHEN] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 45-60] – Restaurant owner, father to Carl. A compulsive gambler who has learned to hide it better than most, he keeps detailed records of every poker game dating back several years.
[CARL] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 20-25] – Stephen’s son. A directionless compulsive gambler, but not without personal charm. Deeply in debt to Ash.
[MUGSY] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 25-30] – A waiter in Stephen’s restaurant. Dreams of opening his own restaurant with Carl. Not the sharpest knife in the establishment, but an eternally optimistic presence.
[FRANKIE] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 25-40] – A waiter in Stephen’s restaurant. Dreams of making it big as a professional poker player in Las Vegas. Frankie is charismatic with a very devil-may-care attitude.
[SWEENEY] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 25-40] – The cook in Stephen’s restaurant. All he wants to do is survive the poker game with enough money in his pocket for a day out with his estranged daughter the following morning.
[ASH] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 40-60] – A professional gambler. Imposing and ruthless. A different animal from the others. Ash is owed a debt and he has come to collect.

Please note: PCS is an all-volunteer organization, all roles are unpaid.

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