Albany Civic Theater announces auditions for Perfect Arrangement by Topher Payne.
Sunday September 11 and Tuesday September 13, 2022
Sign ins at 7:00 pm
Auditions begin at 7:30 pm
Description: It’s 1950, and new colors are being added to the Red Scare. Two U.S. State Department employees, Bob and Norma, have been tasked with identifying “sexual deviants” within their ranks. There’s just one problem: both Bob and Norma are gay, and have married each other’s partners as a carefully constructed cover. Inspired by the true story of the earliest stirrings of the American gay rights movement, madcap classic sitcom-style laughs give way to provocative drama as two “All-American” couples are forced to stare down the closet door.
Bob Martindale, 30s-40s. A WWII veteran, reserved. A bit bookish, but a solid man’s man. Good-humored and well-mannered.
Millie Martindale, late 20s-30s. Bob’s wife. Plays the “ditzy wife” when people are in the house, but actually very quick-witted and observant. Smart enough to maintain the act.
Norma Baxter, 30s. The knowing, efficient, classy dame. A secretary at the State Department who could just as easily be Secretary of State. A wise woman who’s great with a wisecrack and level-headed in a bind.
Jim Baxter, 20s-30s. Norma’s husband. A prankster type, always ready with a comeback. A high school teacher with lots of energy. A little wired, good with a plan.
Theodore Sunderson, 40s-60s. The boss. Bombastic, loud, a bit overbearing. A patriotic windbag.
Kitty Sunderson, 40s-60s. Ted’s wife. Legitimately ditzy. Her brain seems to work on a totally different wavelength than the rest of the world. Very sweet , and very genuine. Just doesn’t quite “get it.”
Barbara Grant 40s-50s. A formidable opponent. No-nonsense, beautiful, brilliant, and a little scary.
Readings will be from the script. Show dates are November 4-6, 11-13, and 18-20, 2022. For more information or if you have questions, please contact the director, John Quinan, at 518-253-9840.