Let Nothing You Dismay
Directors: Autumn Dawn and Melissa Martin

Assistant Director: Jack Mackim

Audition dates:

Monday, September 12th at 7pm and Tuesday, September 13th at 7pm
Be prepared for cold reads from the script at auditions!

Read-through:
Wednesday, September 14th at 7pm
Rehearsals will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 7-9 starting on October 3rd

Show dates:
December 1-4 and 8-11
(full calendar to be given at read through)

Characters
(each actor will play multiple parts)
Allie Saperstein Gordon/Lizzie Murphy
Kevin Gordon/Leonard
Kaitlyn Varsell-Gordon/Brianna Stossel/Angie Saperstein-Koplan
Dennis Gordon/Jerry/Rich Koplan
Tawny Varsell/Deb from Upstairs/Linda Saperstein
Assemblyman Paul Gordon/Doctor Tim/Mister Yarmowich
Noreen Gordon/Charlotte Gordon/Bubbie
Milford Gordon/Ivan/Oscar Saperstein

Synopsis:
It's Christmas, and Kevin and Allie are about to become parents- they're just waiting for a phone call. And though they've asked their families to keep their distance until they bring the baby home, of course no one listens. Kevin's father visits with his much-younger wife and their extended clan, followed by Kevin's mother with her veterinarian, her upstairs neighbor, and her favorite author, and then Allie's family invades, including her ultra-competitive sister, her Bubbie, and Bubbie's gentleman friend. Eight actors play twenty-two characters in this lightning-paced holiday farce that celebrates families of all kinds!

Character Descriptions:
• Allie Saperstein Gordon (early-30s)- happily married to Kevin, but nervous about parenthood.
• Lizzie Murphy (mid-20s)- birth mother, she is mildly panicked, impulsive, and impressionable, but sweet and good-natured.
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• Kevin Gordon (late 20s)- happily married to Allie, stressed, a college professor.
• Leonard (early 20s)- works at Dominoes Pizza; like a surfer dude, but without the surf.
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• Kaitlyn Varsell-Gordon (30 y.o.)- blond, former beauty queen, very bubbly and loving; a trophy wife, and excited to be a “grandma.”
• Brianna Stossel (40 y.o.)- a severe but strangely appealing woman, apathetic and sedate, and enjoys making people feel uncomfortable.
• Angela Saperstein-Koplan (late 30s)- a brain surgeon, is very self- absorbed, work-obsessed, and high-strung.
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• Dennis Gordon (36 y.o.)- self absorbed, obsessed with money, continually distracted by his phone.
• Jerry (45 y.o.)- husband of Dr. Tim, gay but not flamboyant, happy to be included.
• Richard Koplan (38 y.o.)- lives a life of quiet desperation; meek, kind and subdued, he aims to please.
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• Tawny Varsell (51 y.o.)- a former model, her facial muscles are temporarily paralyzed by a Botox accident, so she bears a terrifyingly cheerful and unchanging expression.
• Deb from Upstairs (late 40s)- a wannabe Native American hippie who is very intuitive/psychic.
• Linda Saperstein (58 y.o.)- polished and wealthy; loves her husband Oscar; they like to quarrel, but are still very much in love.
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• Assemblyman Paul Gordon (58 y.o.)- a New York politician, and the world is his campaign stop.
• Doctor Tim (53 y.o.)- a veterinarian, very jolly, kind, and helpful.
• Mr. Victor Yarmowich (88 y.o.)- well-dressed, dapper, spritely old man who might be losing it mentally
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• Noreen Gordon (60s)- a fun, kooky nun, slightly scatterbrained, and a little frantic.
• Charlotte Gordon (56 y.o.)- a psychic, aging hippie.
• Bubbie (84 y.o.)- strong independent woman, very snarky, who doesn’t take nonsense from anyone.
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• Milford Gordon (80 y.o.)- a crotchety, gruff old man who wants to be left alone to do his own thing
• Ivan (62 y.o.)- a shifty-eyed Bulgarian whose upper body does not match his lower body.
• Oscar Saperstein (60 y.o.)- a peacekeeper, he loves his daughters very much, and acts as the steadying force in his family.