Call for Auditions
PM&L (Recorded) Live on Main Street!
Auditions for two classic early 20th Century plays, Sweet and Twenty, by Floyd Dell and Yesterday by Colin Campbell Clements, will be held on Monday, June 28, and Tuesday, June 29 by appointment. Callbacks, if needed, will be held on Wednesday, June 30.
The performance will be filmed in our Dolly Speiring Memorial Auditorium and edited for an online presentation. Performance and filming dates are tentatively scheduled for early August and will be finalized after the show is cast.
Auditions will be held via Zoom with callbacks to be held at PM&L Theatre’s Tribute Hall, located at 877 Main Street in Antioch, IL.
About The Production
Sweet and Twenty is the product of playwright Floyd Dell’s momentary heartache, after being stood up by his latest love interest at the time of writing.
The young woman and the young man meet in the cherry orchard of a property each is involved in potentially purchasing. After realizing that both of them are single, the young man impetuously declares his love for her. Although she initially resists, their mutual attraction is clear and the couple embrace. Upon realizing that there is nothing in the way of marrying each other, they take a step back and begin to question the institution of marriage and their own compatibility. He declares himself a socialist, but she is not. She enjoys dancing but he does not, and has no interest in learning. Could a marriage work between them? Ultimately, they decide they cannot be married with these differences standing in their way and, in spite of their deep attraction to each other, they try to say goodbye. However, their farewell is interrupted by an eccentric real estate agent who reveals that the young woman’s uncle and the young man’s aunt have engineered the couple’s spontaneous rendezvous in the hope that they will fall in love and marry. But is this real estate agent who he says he is and why is he so vehemently against the idea of marriage himself?
Yesterday features a lady and a British officer who find themselves in conversation at a party. They begin to talk about their past loves, only to discover that these are right in the room.
Auditioners should prepare a 1 to 2-minute contemporary comedic monologue and be prepared to read selections from the script.
All cast members will be required to complete a written audition form as well as an agreement to follow PM&L’s COVID-19 guidelines prior to entering the building.
As stated in the preamble to our bylaws:
The purposes for which the corporation is organized are: to promote the fine arts by producing plays, art exhibits, music concerts, musical comedies and instructing the same. PM&L, Inc. does not discriminate against any prospective member or participant because of his or her race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, order of protection status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or unfavorable discharge from military service.
The CastThe director, Adam Armstrong, is looking to cast the following characters:
- One Man ‐ 20-35
- One Woman ‐ 20-35
- One Man ‐ 45-60
- One Man ‐ 55-70
- One Woman ‐ 55-70
- One Actor ‐ 25-60