MUSKEGON — Auditions will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 and 25 for Muskegon Civic Theatre’s production of playwright Steven Dietz’s comedy “Becky’s New Car.”
Tryouts will be in Johnson Hall on the third floor of the downtown Hilt Building, 427 W. Western Avenue.
If necessary, callbacks will be 7 p.m. Sept. 26.
“Becky’s New Car” has roles for four men and three women.
The show is being directed by Martha Kallenbach. Auditionees will read from the script. Perusal scripts may be checked out, for 24 hours, from the MCT office; a $10, refundable deposit is required.
MCT personnel are asking performers to arrive 15 minutes early for auditions, to fill out paperwork and have their photos taken.
Rehearsals will begin Oct. 1; They will be held fMondays through Thursdays from 7-10 p.m.
“Becky’s New Car” will run Nov. 19 through Dec. 2 in the 169-seat Beardsley Theater in downtown Muskegon.
“Becky’s New Car” centers on Becky Foster, a middle-aged manager of a car dealership, a wife and mother who is frustrated with her life. She meets a widowed millionaire who mistakenly comes to believe her husband is dead. As the story plays out, Becky becomes involved not only with the other characters but also the audience.
The characters and their approximate ages are:
Becky Foster (45-55+): Charming, funny, engaging, honest, charismatic. She is loyal, hardworking, and missing something. She’s not sure what.
Joe Foster (45-55): Becky’s husband is strong, pragmatic, honest, sharper than he looks, and a loyal family man with a big heart.
• Chris Foster (23-28): Becky and Joe’s son who lives in their basement. He is a graduate student studying psychology, someone who’s smart, funny, easy-going and passionate.
• Walter Flood (50-65): A rich billboard magnate and recently widowed, Walter is charming, friendly, gentle, and a bit awkward, especially with women.
• Kensington (Kenni) Flood (23-28): Walter’s daughter is pretty, cynical, smart, a bit spoiled but yet grounded.
• Steve (40-55): A recently widowed car salesman who works with Becky. He is neurotic, emotional, whiny, manic, and clueless; a nebbish but a good guy.
• Ginger (45-55): Walter’s single neighbor who has recently lost all of her money and the things money buys. She is jaded, funny, honest, lonely and on the prowl.