Audition Notes for The Red Velvet Cake War
December 16 & 18, 2018
The Plaza Theatre – Wharton, Texas
CAST OF CHARACTERS
- Cee Cee Windham (F)- late 40s to 50s. Sassy and stylish and confident.
- Gaynelle Verdeen Bodeen (F)- Late 40s. Walking nervous breakdown.
- LaMerle Verdeen Minshew (F)- late 60-70s. Well dressed, self-serving, and sharp tongued. Family matriarch.
- Aubrey Verdeen (M)- late 80s. Good natured, jokester. Oxygen dependent. Family patriarch.
- Jimmie Wyvette Verdeen (F)- 40s. A hearty good ol’ girl with an unfortunate unibrow. Tomboy.
- Peaches Verdeen Belrose (F)- late 40s. Loud talking, fun-loving flashy dresser.
- Bitsy Hargis (F)- late 40s. Perky, prim, nosy and a throwback to the 1950s.
- Newt Blaylock (M)- 50s. A high-energy, true Texas eccentric with a patch over one eye.
- Sheriff Grover Lout (M)- 50s. Swaggering, aggressive cop with a bad attitude.
- Elsa Dowdall (F)- 40s. European-born stern and ultra-efficient.
- Mamma Doll Hargis (F)- 80s-120. Forgetful, little old lady with a lustful streak.
- Purvis Verdeen (M)- 50-60. Flashy, and loud. A bit overly affectionate and strange.
*All the characters should be portrayed as real people, not Southern caricatures.