Rumors/Almost, Maine/The Play That Goes Wrong Auditions

Auditions will still be held at The Naples Players 701 5th Avenue South, Naples FL 34102.  Check In will be at the volunteer entrance (by the walkway heading to 5th Ave)

For this audition, please be prepared to cold read the audition sides found at the bottom of the page.  Please plan to be there for 1.5-2 hours.  The audition process is time consuming and we will do our best to stay on schedule.

Auditions for all three shows will be Saturday, 29 June starting at 12p.  Please arrive earlier in the day and contact Cole if you cannot arrive until after 3p.  Auditions are free and walk-ins are always welcome!  There are no callbacks for any of the shows.  The Casting Email for all three shows will be sent starting Wednesday, 3 July with follow up correspondence on Friday, 5 July.

For questions please contact Cole Butcher, Production Stage Manager, 239-434-7340 ext. 125 or [email protected].



At a large, tastefully-appointed Sneden’s Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though it’s only a flesh wound, Charlie Brock’s self-inflicted injury sets off a series of events causing four couples to experience a severe attack of farce.  As their tenth wedding anniversary party commences, Charlie lies bleeding in another room, and his wife Myra is nowhere in sight. The first guests, lawyer Ken Gorman and his wife Chris, scramble to get “the story” straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and miscommunications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.

Director: James Duggan
Cast: 4 Women (20s-50s), 6 Men (20s-50s)
Rehearsal & Performance Schedule: Rumors Conflict Sheet


  • KEN GORMAN – (40) A well-to-do lawyer. Wealthy, but by no means pretentious. Takes charge of the situation. Married to Chris. Halfway through the show, a gunshot causes his temporary deafness.
  • CHRIS GORMAN – (mid-30’s) Another lawyer, married to Ken. Beautiful, easily flustered. Frantically tries to maintain normalcy at the party. Has recently quit smoking, which drives her to drink a bit more.
  • LENNY GANZ – (Late 30’s, early 40’s) A wealthy accountant, distraught over the recent destruction of his new car. Starts the show with an extreme case of whiplash. Intolerant of the gossipy lifestyle that he is often involved in.
  • CLAIRE GANZ – (Late 30’s) Lenny’s wife. Very concerned with appearances (hers and others’). Starts the play with a swollen lip. Likes to gossip.
  • ERNIE CUSACK – (Early 50’s) A psychiatrist. Affable, smokes a pipe. Loves his wife very much. Tries to be as helpful as possible cooking the evening’s dinner.
  • COOKIE CUSACK – (40’s) Has her own cooking show. Suffers from extreme back spasms. Loves her husband very much. A bit absent-minded at times.
  • GLENN COOPER – (30-40) A handsome man running for State Senate. Worried about his own reputation. Struggles with placating his wife, who is convinced he is having an affair (which he may or may not be).
  • CASSIE COOPER – (late 20’s, early 30’s) Glenn’s beautiful wife. Obsesses over her husband’s relationships with other women. Quick to anger. Must rub her quartz crystal to calm herself down.
  • OFFICER WELCH (M) – (30-50) A city police officer having a rough night. Does not tolerate lying. Sees through the “classy” façade that these high-society types put up.
  • OFFICER PUDNEY (F) – (20-30) Welch’s partner. A strong but silent type.
Almost, Maine

Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States. It’s almost in Canada. And it’s not quite a town, because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it almost doesn’t exist. One cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost, Maine, find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.

**Intimacy Notice** As a story which involves love and the closeness of people there will be moments of physical contact and kissing (including romantic and non-romantic, all non-violent). If you have concerns you would like to discuss contact Cole at [email protected]. Concerns or limitations with any of the above material will not affect your consideration for the roles.

Director: Roseann Ruggiero
Cast: 2-19 Flexible casting
Rehearsal & Performance Schedule: Almost Maine Conflict Sheet


  • PETE & GINETTE – Have been dating for a little while
  • EAST & GLORY – a repairman and a hiker
  • JIMMY & SANDRINE, with WAITRESS – A heating and cooling guy, his ex-girlfriend, and a very salty waitress
  • MARVALYN & STEVE – a woman who knows pain and a man who does not
  • GAYLE & LENDALL – a longtime girlfriend and boyfriend
  • RANDY & CHAD/DEENA & SHELLEY – two country people who are longtime friends
  • PHIL & MARCI – a hard-working husband and a hard-working wife
  • HOPE & MAN – She has traveled the world and he has not
  • RHONDA & DAVE – A tough woman and a not tough man who loves her
The Play That Goes Wrong

From Mischief, Broadway masters of comedy, comes the smash hit farce. Welcome to opening night of the Cornley University Drama Society’s newest production, The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. This 1920s whodunit has everything you never wanted in a show—an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines). Nevertheless, the accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences! Part Monty Python, part Sherlock Holmes, this Olivier Award–winning comedy is a global phenomenon that’s guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter!This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

**Intimacy & Physical Notice** While there are a couple of roles which have a less physical nature, The Play That Goes Wrong is extreme physical comedy and will require actors to participate in stunts which can include but not limited to: lifting other actors, falling off of second story floors, crashing through windows, getting hit, getting spit on, and jumping over set pieces.  If you are unable to perform these activities or have concerns you would like to discuss contact Cole at [email protected].  Concerns with any of the above material will not affect your consideration for the roles.

Director: Bryce Alexander
Cast: 2 Women (20s-40s), 6 Men (20s-50s)
Rehearsal & Performance Schedule: The Play That Goes Wrong Conflict Sheet


  • ANNIE – The company’s stage manager
  • STAGE CREW – The Cornley Drama Society stage crew
  • TREVOR – The company’s lighting and sound operator
  • CHRIS – The head of the drama society, directed the play and plays Inspector Carter
  • JONATHAN – Plays Charles Haversham
  • ROBERT – Plays Thomas Colleymoore
  • DENNIS – Plays Perkins
  • MAX – Plays Cecil Havershame and Arthur the Gardner
  • SANDRA – Plays Florence Colleymoore

For Sides click here: Rumors/Almost Maine/The Play That Goes Wrong Sides

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