AUDITIONS for THE SHADOW BOX by the Possum Points Players today


Possum Point Players announces AUDITIONS for THE SHADOW BOX, written by Michael Cristofer.

Auditions will be held on Monday, August 27, 2012 at 6 pm at Possum Hall in Georgetown.

The cast calls for: 4 women and 5 men. A married husband and wife with a teenage son (or daughter) who plays the guitar (or some other instrument), a gay couple (men), ages 20 – 40 and the former wife of one of the gay men. An old lady and a middle-aged daughter of the old lady an interviewer.

The cast must be available for all show dates and the week prior to opening night.

Show dates for the show are October 20 and 21.

This play may be submitted for inclusion in the Delaware Theater Festival, probably the first weekend in March 2013. The cast must be available then, as well.

Those needing more information, unable to attend the audition dates, but interested in auditioning, or being part of the production crew, should call Mary at (302) 856-3460.

Winner! 1977 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Winner! 1977 Tony® Award for Best Play

In this compelling dramatic triptych, three terminal cancer patients dwell in separate cottages on a hospital’s grounds. The three are attended and visited by family and close friends: Agnes and her mother Felicity, estranged further by the latter’s dementia; Brian and Beverly, whose martial complications are exacerbated by Brian’s new lover, Mark; and Joe and Maggie, unready for the strain of Joe’s impending death and its effect on their teenage son.
This study of end of life decisions and how people cope with the news and interact with family members has won many awards and accolades.

“An important, touching and courageous play…Triumphantly turns up…Cristofer writes with the compassion of the undamned. An extraordinarily good Broadway play with meaty roles for actors.” -The New York Times

“Thunders with life.” -ABC TV

“By far the finest play of the New York season, beautifully realized drama of sensitive perceptions often as funny as it is moving.” -Washington Post

“Extraordinary. An overwhelming emotional experience. Truly startling and in its uncompromising way, very funny.” -Boston Globe