Fulton Community Theatre to hold auditions for June comedy

Fulton Community Theatre will hold open auditions for its June production of “Alone Together” — a comedy about a not-so empty nest by Lawrence Roman.

Auditions will be held Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, April 8, 9, and 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the theatre’s meeting and rehearsal room at Holy Trinity Parish, 309 Buffalo St.

Those auditioning are asked to enter through the Buffalo Street school entrance and go upstairs to the top floor.

No preparation is necessary. Those auditioning will be asked to read scenes from the script.

The comedy, directed by Michael A. Bolio, explores the problem of what are parents to do when their baby birds fly back into the nest? This is the dilemma facing George and Helene Butler. Dreams of carefree days and passion-filled nights are quickly shattered when oldest son Michael, quickly followed by middle brother Elliot, return home and take up residence in the bedrooms of their youth.

Add to the mix college freshman Janie, who shows up seeking temporary lodging, and Helene and George have a real situation on their hands. The youngest son Keith was the last to leave. Will he also be the last to return?

The production will run for three weekends, June 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, and 16. All roles for the production are open. Age range for George and Helene are 50 to 55, with the children roles ranging from late teens to 30. Character descriptions are as follows:

George Butler: Age 50-55 (or capable of playing older); a generally likeable father of three, loving husband. Always trying to be a great conciliator, wants to see everyone happy all the time, but knows in his heart of hearts he is failing miserably in every attempt.

Helene Butler: Age 45-50 (or capable of playing older); a vibrant happy woman confidant of herself and her talents, looking forward to being an empty nester. She starts to show her dark side as the story lingers on and travels the full range of emotions through the          performance.

Michael Butler: Age 25-30; oldest of the Butler children. Works as a math professor at MIT.  Appearance is generally disheveled, but Michael really doesn’t care. Both confident in his mathematical skills and afraid of failure at the same time.

Elliot Butler: Age: 21-23; the Butler’s middle son. An insufferable womanizer, who fails to see any connection between his actions and his wife throwing him out. Very much lost in himself.  Ever the huckster always seems to have a get rich quick scheme under way.

Keith Butler:  Age 18-19; the youngest to the Butler boys, seems to be the most well-adjusted of the three, and is actually looking forward to going to college.

Janie Johnson: Age 17-19; an unsuspected house guest at

the Butler Home. She seems to ooze teenage sexuality, but doesn’t seem to notice her effect on men. Janie is very confident in her little world, yet is worldlier then she lets on.

Those seeking more information, may call 598-7840 or visit www.fultoncommunitytheatre.net.

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