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Directed by Patti Noble
July 17-19 & 22-26, 2020

Performances: Fri & Sat @ 8 PM / Wed & Thu @ 7:30 PM / Sun @ 2:30 PM
Auditions: May 19 & 21, 2020

At Peter and Rita's wedding, a mysterious old man insists on kissing the bride. While honeymooning, Peter gradually realizes that the woman by his side is not his wife. The wedding kiss caused Rita's soul and the old man's to change places. Peter must track down the old man and free his young love's spirit trapped in an aging and diseased body before it's too late.



Auditions: May 19 & 21, 2020

Signup starts at 7:15 PM

All ethnicities are encouraged to audition ~ Some characters will be double cast.

Peter Hoskins: (Age range: 25-35) – Manager in a publishing firm; Independent from a young age. Intelligent, witty, slightly awkward man looking for love, never leaves the stage. A dreamer. Must be comfortable with stage kissing and appearing in bathing trunks.

Taylor McGowan: (Age range 25+) - male or female – Peter’s fun, sarcastic best friend from work who introduces him to Rita. 

Rita Boyle: (Age range 25-35) – An insomniac bartender who lives life fully. Educated, clever, anxious, funny, “afraid of life,” and street smart. She is a person who is hard to not fall in love with. Must be able to embody a 60-year-old man. Must be comfortable with stage kissing and appearing in a bathing suit.

Old Man: (Age range 60+) – Widower aging quickly and coming to the end of his life.  Must be able to embody the spirit of a 25-year-old bride. Must be comfortable with stage kissing.

Mrs. Boyle: (Age range: 45+) – Rita’s caring and bubbly mother. She “knows everyone in a 5-mile radius”.

Dr. Boyle: (Age range: 45+) - Rita’s jovial, protective father. Dentist. U.S. Veteran from the Korean War.

Aunt Dorothy: (Age range 35+) – Rita’s fun, eccentric Aunt. / Leah: (Age range: 35+) old man's concerned and loving daughter

Uncle Frank: (Age range 35+) – Rita’s kind Uncle. Dorothy’s assistant in life and all other things. / Tom: (Any age) - Rita’s friend/co-bartender at the bar.

Minister: (Any age) male or female  / Jamaican Waiter: (21+) male or female; Jamaican accent a plus.