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2008-2009 Season

Leading Ladies

by Ken Ludwig
September 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 2008
Auditions • July 14, 15, 16, 2008

In this hilarious comedy by the author of LEND ME A TENOR and MOON OVER BUFFALO, two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves down on their luck. When they hear that an old lady is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. When they arrive they find out that the relatives aren’t nephews, but nieces! There only option is to become, LEADING LADIES.

“Ludwig’s newest farce is so funny, it will make sophisticated and reasonable men and women of the 21st century cackle till their faces hurt.”
-Houston Press

‘Night, Mother

by Marsha Norman
November 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 2008
Auditions • September 15, 16, 17, 2008

Jessie asks for her father’s service revolver and calmly announces that she intends to kill herself. At first her mother refuses to take her seriously, but as Jessie sets about tidying the house and making lists of things to be looked after, her sense of desperate helplessness begins to build. In the end. We are delt a stunning and deeply disturbing moment — a moment never to be forgotten by those who have witnessed, and come to understand, her plight. Winner of
the Pulitzer Prize and the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.

“…honest, uncompromising, lucid, penetrating, well-written, dramatic, and…unmanipulatively moving…”
—NY Magazine.

The House of Blue Leaves

by John Guare
January 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 2009
Auditions • November 17, 18, 19, 2008

A late middle aged zoo attendant still has lingering visions of being a songwriter, and these hopes are buoyed by his mistress who lives downstairs. On the day the Pope is making his first visit to New York, the mistress talks him into calling his old school chum, now a big Hollywood producer, for a job writing music for films. At the same time his son comes home AWOL from Fort Dix carrying a bomb with which he intends to blow up the Pope. In the meantime the jiffy wagon is to come and take away his cuckoo wife (Bananas). At about the same time three sightseeing nuns drop in from the roof while trying to get a glimpse
of the Pope. House of Blue Leaves was Winner of the 1971 Critics Award and the Obie Award as Best American Play.

“Enchantingly zany and original farce.” - N.Y. Times.

The Solid Gold Cadillac

by Howard Teichman and George S. Kaufman
March 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 2009
Auditions • January 12, 13, 14, 2009

This fun Fairy tale begins with the annual stockholders’ meeting and election of officers of a colossal manufacturing empire called General Products. The
election is going smoothly and the meeting is about over when a timid old lady who owns 10 shares…asks if she can ask a question. She has read every page of the annual report and she wants to know why the chairman of the board is being paid $170,000 a year. The corrupt new officers try every tactic they can think of to quiet the little old lady, including giving her a job, but through all of it she perseveres in trying to hold the company accountable for its actions.

“…Another big hit…riotously funny roles.” —NY


May 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, 31, 2009
Auditions • March 9, 10, 11, 2009

Join the Little Theatre of Norfolk as we celebrate the “working class.”

Based on the best-selling book of interviews with American workers by Studs Terkel, Working explores the American workday from the Monday morning blues to the second shift blahs using the original words of some uncommon common men and women. Twenty-six workers, including a parking lot attendant, corporate executive, newsboy, schoolteacher, gas man, housewife, fireman, waitress, millworker, sailor, etc., sing and talk about their jobs, defining not only their daily round, but their hopes and aspirations as well.

Much of the music was created by Stephen Schwartz (the composer of WICKED) and many other wonderful writers such as James Taylor. So LTN supporters and attendees do not fret because this year when we all need it most we will celebrate the life of America’s greatest heroes: ‘The Working Class.’

Cast: 13-32 actors (Men, Women, Caucasian, African American, Hispanic, Asian)
Ages 12-70.

All audition dates and performance dates and times remain the same.
WORKING: THE MUSICAL will substitute INTO THE WOODS this season due to a national tour and rights availability.