WHEN: No appointments needed August Monday the 17th and Wednesday the 19th at 7pm. Please plan to arrive and sign in no later than 7 PM; Invited callbacks are 7 PM, Thursday, August 20th
WHERE: Hovey Players is located Abbott Memorial Theater 9 Spring Street, Waltham, MA 02451
CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE AND ADULT SITUATIONS
Greg’s tight-knit social circle is thrown into turmoil when his offhand remarks about a female coworker’s pretty face and his own girlfriend Steph’s lack thereof get back to Steph. But that’s just the beginning. Greg’s best buddy, Kent, and Kent’s wife, Carly, also enter into the picture, and the emotional equation becomes exponentially more complicated. As their relationships crumble, the four friends are forced to confront a sea of deceit, infidelity, and betrayed trust in their journey to answer that oh-so-American question: How much is pretty worth?
Reasons to be Pretty concentrates on the tyranny of beauty in the minds of the pretty, in the minds of the not-so-pretty, and in the minds of observers and critics.
Roles being cast are:
- Greg: the classic “everyman,” a nice guy with a tendency to say the wrong thing without being aware of it. He is well read (enjoys classic American literature in an effort to better himself) but remains in his dead end job. Does his best to avoid conflict whenever possible. Works in a warehouse with Kent and Carly.
- Steph: Greg's girlfriend. She has a hair-trigger temper and is argumentative, particularly when she feels emotionally wounded. One of Greg’s unsuspecting remarks causes her to end their relationship. She is close friends with Carly, but doesn't care for Kent.
- Kent: A quintessential jerk. Stereotypical chauvinistic jock who values women only by their appearance. Winning in sports and with beautiful women are his sole focus in life, emphasizing his one-dimensional character. Loves having the ‘trophy wife’ but is not faithful and always on the prowl to prove his manhood. Married to Carly.
- Carly: She knows she’s attractive and not above using it to her advantage; however, also recognizes the burden of being ‘pretty.’ Vulnerable, but can be manipulative if necessary. Only has her job because of how she looks. Works at the same warehouse as Kent and Greg.
All characters are in their 20s to late 30s.
Auditions will consist of readings from the script.
PERFORMANCE DATES: November 6, 7, 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21, 2015, at 8pm and November 15 at 2pm