Auditions - Popcorn Falls

The SMITHTOWN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER is accepting submissions for POPCORN FALLS for immediate casting. Please prepare and record a short 1 - 2 minute comedic monologue. Please send your submission along with a headshot and resume to jordan.hue@gmail.com as soon as possible and no later than Friday, April 5th.

Performance dates are below. If you are contacted, please prepare any rehearsal or performance conflicts in advance.

The Smithtown Performing Arts Center is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in the casting and encourages actors of diverse backgrounds and underrepresented groups to audition.

PERFORMANCES:
Saturday, May 4th at 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 11th at 2:00 PM
Friday, May 17th at 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 18th at 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 19th at 2:00 PM
Wednesday, May 24th at 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 25th at 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 26th at 2:00 PM

ABOUT THE SHOW:
Two actors play all the townspeople of Popcorn Falls, a small town somewhere in upstate New York. The town is in trouble and it’s up to its citizen to put on a show to save their town! The catch? Two actors play every person in town. Both actors must be superb technicians who can create many different characters. They must be able to interact like an expert vaudeville team, completely seamless with no makeup or costume changes. The show is not 'camp,’ but the characters' eccentricities and passion can make them feel over-the-top.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

ACTOR 1
Male or Female. 45-65

Plays multiple characters, any ethnicity. Mid-40s to early 60s. Mostly plays Mr. Trundle, a sincere older man with a big heart. The new mayor of Popcorn Falls. Recently divorced and a recovered alcoholic. Thought he could hide out in a tiny little town to pull his life back together, but instead is forced to confront his inner demons. Actor 1 also plays Hans, a German foreign exchange student who now works at the local funeral parlor and Mr. Upmall, an octogenarian who has always dreamed of performing onstage.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

ACTOR 2 (This role has already been cast)
Male or Female. 25-45

Plays multiple characters, any ethnicity. Mid-20s to early 40s. Mostly plays Joe, the town custodial engineer. Joe is nervous because his wife is pregnant with their third set of twins and their town is about to go bankrupt. Actor 2 plays many characters, including Austin, the not-very-bright-but-eager-to-please sheriff of Popcorn Falls. He would like everyone to think he’s smarter and more important than he actually is. Ms. Parker, the "very theatrical" town librarian. She speaks with a mid-Atlantic accent and acts as if she’s about to step into the role of Amanda Wingfield. Mrs. Stepp, the oversexed, hard boiled middle school teacher who is always out on the prowl. Floyd, the owner of the local lumberyard who lost half his arm in a freak accident involving a telephone pole and a Mexican stripper. Becky, a very sweet lost soul, who just moved back to Popcorn Falls. She was once in love with Joe.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

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