To audition for any of the plays below, show up at the designated time to the

Americana Room at the Mulberry Grove Rec Center and fill out form.  

The auditions consist of cold readings from the script. 



YOU MUST BE A MEMBER OF THE VTC BEFORE YOU CAN AUDITION. 


Contact us if you would like to join.

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STRANGERS ON A TRAIN


By Craig Warner


Directed by Caroline and Ken Hoffmann


Audition dates: Dates to be determined (The cast was already chosen in 2020 but changes may have to be 

made so stay tuned)

Rehearsals:  Mondays - 2 to 4:50 pm and Fridays from 12:30 to 4:50 pm. 

Light + Sound tech rehearsal: Wednesday 10/6 from 4:30 to 9:50 pm

Dress Tech: Sunday 10/10 from 4:30 to 9:20 pm

Dress Tech:  Wednesday 10/13 from 4:30 to 9:50 pm

Performances: October 15 at 2 pm and 16 + 17 at 6:30 pm


Contact: Ken and Caroline Hoffmann at kenneth.hoffmann@yahoo.com or choffmann29@aol.com



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THE OUTSIDER



A comedy by Paul Slade Smith

Directed by Joyce Schenk

Audition dates: November 6 and 20, 2021 at 1:30 pm 

Performance dates: April 22 - 25, 2022 at 7 pm

Rehearsals start: Friday, 1/28 from 12:30 to 4:50 pm then Mondays - 2 to 4:50 pmTuesdays 4/12 and 4/19

from 11 am to 12:50 pm, Wednesday 3/16 from 4:30 to 7:50 pm, Fridays from 12:30 to 4:50 pm

Set building: Saturday 4/9 from 4:30 to 9:20 pm 

Set Decorating and finishing: Sunday 4/10 from 4:30 to 7:50 pm

Light + Sound tech rehearsal: Wednesday 4/13 from 4:30 to 9:50 pm

Dress Tech: Saturday 4/16 from 1:30 to 6:50 pm 

Dress Tech:  Wednesday 4/20 from 4:30 to 9:50 pm

Set Tear Down: Tuesday 4/26 from 9:00 am to finish 



Full play - Full set and body microphones:  The cast consists of 4 men and 3 women 

You must be a member of the VTC before auditions.  Please contact us if you wish to join.

Play Summary:

This is the hysterical story of a Lt. Governor, Ned Newley, who is suddenly thrust into the governorship and 

who is terrified of public speaking. His poll numbers are impressively bad and his ever-supportive Chief of 

Staff, feels he is destined to fail.  But political consultant Arthur Vance sees things differently. Ned might be the

worst candidate to ever run for office unless the public is looking for....the worst candidate to run for office. Add

to the melee Louise Peakes, a temporary employee hired as the Governor's executive assistant, who is

personable, likeable and entirely inept!. 

A timely hilarious comedy that skewers politics and celebrates democracy.


Character descriptions: 

Paige Caldwell - Female - A professional pollster. A smart, confident woman with a professional's view of 

politics; she sees it as a series of contests to be won. Very ambitious and ready to climb the ladder.

Dave Riley - Male - The Chief of Staff to the new Governor. Very smart, but - despite years of experience in 

government -endearingly earnest and na├»ve on the subject of politics. Believes in truth as the only right way to 

follow, and is unfailingly loyal to Ned.

Ned Newley - Male - The new Governor. A person of impressive ability, but a complete lack of confidence. A 

man awaiting permission to enter a room in which he is already standing.

Louise Peakes - Female - A temporary employee hired as the Governor's executive assistant. Personable, 

likable, impressively confident, and entirely inept. Has never held a job for more than one day. Without knowing 

it, she has the air of a politician about her. The friendliness of her smile, and the confident way she looks you in 

the eye, would make you think, "I'd vote for her."

Arthur Vance - Male - One of the most experienced and successful political consultants in the country. His 

overbearing personality and confidence in his own opinions over the opinions of others should make him 

dislikable, but his ego is more than tempered by the joy - even glee- he brings into the room. He's a showman, 

but his excitement is 100% genuine, and it's contagious.

Rachel Parsons - Female - A TV reporter. She has the looks to be an on-air correspondent - though, if 

television had never been invented, she still would have been a journalist. Straight-forward and hones, and 

inquisitive by nature. She's soon enough of life- and politics- to be cynical, but she's more apt to make a wry 

joke. She realizes when she is being "used" by her bosses, and resents being manipulated.

A. C. Petersen - Male - A tv cameraman. A working man, and - for most people - the guy you didn't notice was 

there. Which is fine with A.C.; he has a low tolerance for idiocy, and would rather not interact with anyone. His 

near-silence doesn't make him seem unfriendly, just a bit of a mystery.


Contact: Joyce Schenk at joyceschenk2891@gmail.com or 352-205-5978

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FLEMMING


A Mystery/ Comedy by Sam Bobrick

Directed by Mindy Danko

Audition dates:  May 13, 2022 at 12:30 pm and May 16 at 2 pm.

Performance dates:   October 14 - 17, 2022 at 7 pm

Read Thru date: May 20 at 12:30 pm

Rehearsals:  Mondays - 2 to 4:50 pm and Fridays from 12:30 to 4:50 pm possibly starting August 1, 2022

Set building:  10/1 from 1:30 to 8:50 pm, and10/2 from 4:30 to 7:50 pm

Light + Sound tech rehearsal: Wednesday 10/5 from 4:30 to 9:50 pm

Dress Tech: Sunday 10/9 from 4:30 to 9:20 pm

Dress Tech:  Wednesday 10/12 from 4:30 to 9:50 pm

 
Full play - Full set and body microphones:  The cast consists of 5 men and 3 women plus 1 male dead body

You must be a member of the VTC before auditions.  Please contact us if you wish to join.

Play Summary:

Bored by his privileged but mundane life, Henry Flemming sells his lucrative brokerage firm to buy a detective 

agency. On his very first case, and to the horror of his wife Karen and his two crazy neighbors Suzy and Stan, 

the Flemming living room begins to fill up with dead bodies. Even though Henry keeps showing up at home 

more disheveled and beaten up, he couldn't be happier. He's convinced he's found his life's work and Westport,

Connecticut will be safer for it! 

Character descriptions:

Henry Flemming - Our hero. He is an unassuming man who is frustrated with his boring life. He decides to quit

his mundane investment job and buy a small detective agency. He starts the show looking for more meaning in 

his life. At the beginning he's a little like Barney Fife and at the end he feels like James Bond.

Karen Flemming - his oblivious wife. She is very content with her comfortable upper middle class life and 

Henry's mid life crisis rocks her world.  She copes by drinking to a lot. She's always offering others drinks to 

help justify all her drinking to herself. By the end of the play, she starts to better understand why Henry feels 

more alive than ever and she tries to get on board with this new life.

Stan Spencer - The Flemming's pain in the neck neighbor. He's a psychiatrist who is pompous, arrogant, 

smug, superficial and isn't very interested in his wife.

Suzy Spencer - Stan's long suffering wife who knows he's a pompous jerk. She is sarcastic and tries to bait 

Stan to get a reaction from him. She has trouble hiding her disdain. Maybe that's why the Spencers are very 

quick to take a drink when one is offered.

Small Roles:

Walter Larsen - Karen's father, a distinguished self impressed rich businessman.

Lieutenant Davis - A plainclothes cop who is a closet gay.

Miss Havenhurst - Secretary of Henry's detective agency. She's young, sexy and has had a tough life.

Vito Mardigan - Tough threatening hoodlum in a shiny suit


Contact: Mindy Danko at cmdanko22@yahoo.com 





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MRS. PARLIAMENT'S NIGHT OUT


A Comedy by Norm Foster

Directed by Joyce Schenk


Audition dates: Dates to be determined (The cast was already chosen in 2020 but 

changes may have to be made.)

Full play - Full set and body microphones - requires a total of 7 men and 5 women

You must be a member of the VTC before auditions.  Please contact us if you wish to join. 


Play Summary:

After her husband forgets their 32nd wedding anniversary, Teresa Parliament sets out to find a life for herself 

outside the home. She immerses herself in a wild journey through every kind of class or club she can find, 

including Addicts Anonymous - even though she's not an addict.  Playwright Norm Foster's inimitable sense of 

humor shines through Mrs. Parliament as well as the many other characters in the story. Mrs. Parliament's life-

affirming adventure is sure to leave audiences both laughing and with the knowledge that life can always give 

us second chances if we are willing to take that first step.


Performance dates:  To be determined


Character descriptions:


Contact: Joyce Schenk at joyceschenk2891@gmail.com or 352-205-5978


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