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Carrollwood Players Announces Open Auditions for the CWP Black Box Theatre Full Production of Bus Stop by William Inge.

Directed by Deanna McMahan, in Bus Stop, the characters come face to face with themselves in a blizzard-bound diner in a little town thirty miles west of Kansas City.

In the middle of a howling snowstorm, a bus out of Kansas City pulls up at a cheerful roadside diner. All roads are blocked, and four or five weary travelers are going to have to hole up until morning. Cherie, a nightclub chanteuse in a sparkling gown and a seedy fur-trimmed jacket, is the passenger with most to worry about. She’s been pursued, made love to and finally kidnapped by a twenty-one-year-old cowboy with a ranch of his own and the romantic methods of an unusually headstrong bull. The belligerent cowhand is right behind her, ready to sling her over his shoulder and carry her, alive and kicking, all the way to Montana. Even as she’s ducking out from under his clumsy but confident embraces, and screeching at him fiercely to shut him up, she pauses to furrow her forehead and muse, “Somehow deep inside of me I got a funny feeling I’m gonna end up in Montana …” As a counterpoint to the main romance, the proprietor of the cafe and the bus driver at last find time to develop a friendship of their own; a middle-age scholar comes to terms with himself; and a young girl who works in the cafe also gets her first taste of romance.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the scripts. Monologues are not required but will be allowed. Comedic or dramatic. 3-5 minutes. Memorized. All genders, ages, and ethnicities are welcome. No experience required. Performances are November 10-18, 2017 – Fridays and Saturdays – 8 pm and Sundays –  3 pm.

AUDITIONS ARE AT CARROLLWOOD PLAYERS THEATRE, 4333 GUNN HIGHWAY, TAMPA, FL, 33618

***PLEASE BRING A COMPLETE LIST OF ALL POTENTIAL DATE CONFLICTS WITH YOU TO AUDITIONS***

AUDITIONS: Sunday, August 27 at 7 pm & Monday, August 28 at 7 pm
MORE INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/459364767766603

Submitted by: Deb Kelley, Carrollwood Players Theatre

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