Auditions for "You Can't Take It With You"
Updated: Dec 13, 2019
Theatre Coppell announces auditions for You Can’t Take It With You, by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman.
Directed by Wheelice Wilson, Jr.
Auditions: Sunday, December 22, 7:00 p.m. and Monday, December 23, 7:00 p.m. (attend either evening; no advance preparation necessary) at Coppell Center for the Arts, 157 S. Moore Rd., Coppell.
Rehearsals: Begin in January on weeknights and Sunday afternoons (no rehearsals on Saturdays).
Performances: Weekends, February 7-23 (9 performances).
Sides to be used at auditions available by request at info@TheatreCoppell.com or 972-745-7719.
Penelope—the mother, about early 50s, simple, loving, writes bad plays.
Paul—her husband, about mid-50s, makes fireworks in the basement.
Essie—the eldest daughter, about 29, practices ballet all the time.
Ed—Essie’s husband, about mid-30s, prints flyers and plays the xylophone (but not really).
Alice—the youngest daughter, about 22, romantic, a bit more practical than the rest of her family.
Tony—the rich boyfriend, about early 20s, in love with Alice.
De Pinna—a funny man who visited the family and just stayed, any age.
Rheba—the practical wise-cracking maid, any age.
Donald—Rheba’s boyfriend, a constant visitor, on relief, any age.
Mr. Kirby—Tony’s wealthy father, about 50s or 60s, who comes to know how the other half lives.
Mrs. Kirby—Tony’s mother, about 50s or 60s, attempts to understand Alice’s family but can’t quite do it.
Henderson—the tax man who comes to collect Grandpa’s income tax, but comically fails, any age.
Kolenkov—supremely Russian, with the accent to prove it, Essie’s ballet instructor, any age.
Gay—a drunken “actress” who is recruited by Penny to star in a play, any age.
Olga—the former Russian duchess who now works as a waitress, loud and outgoing, any age.
J-Men (as Penny calls them)—rough types who arrive to arrest the entire family, any age.