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Sandwich

IVT plans auditions for its fall show, 'Money Matters'

Indian Valley Theatre auditions for “Money Matters” will be from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 29, in the Community Room of the Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St. in Sandwich.

Auditions are open to the public. Please be prepared for a cold reading from the script. No appointment is necessary and IVT membership is not needed to audition, although it is required if cast. Audition forms may be downloaded prior to auditioning on IVT’s website, www.indianvalleytheatre.com. Performances will be Oct. 26-28 at the historic Sandwich Opera House.

The late Mr. Hammond spent 20 years printing $20 bills on a printing press he built in the basement of Monet Manor. After his death 10 years ago, his faithful retainer George and his daughter, Annie, continued the family business for Mr. Hammond’s widow, who recently passed away. Contrary to her promise to leave the manor and all her assets to George and Annie, she has bequeathed the manor to a stranger, Mr. Bud Davis, who is emphatic about turning it into a retirement home for ladies.

Determined to keep the manor, Annie invites an old friend and sorority sister, Charmaine Beauregard, to play the role of a ghost, to convince Bud that the manor is unsuitable for a retirement home because it is haunted.

The cast calls for the following characters:

GEORGE: Age 50-plus. A kind, good-natured soul who has worked almost 20 years for the owners of Monet Manor printing money. He is a total hypochondriac, with every ailment imaginable (and some unimaginable).

BUD DAVIS: Age 60-plus. Current owner of Monet Manor, which was bequeathed to him by Mrs. Hammond, a former paramour. Bud’s intention for the manor is to convert it into a retirement home for women, which will only further his hobby, sex.

BERNARD: Age 30-plus. A freelance property appraiser and design consultant hired by Bud to do a cost analysis on the feasibility of turning the manor into a retirement home for women. He is motivated by money and making deals, never far from his cellphone and very secretive at times.

ANNIE: Age 30-plus. George’s daughter. A take-charge type, probably responsible for the fact that they have got away with their counterfeiting year after year. Lacks any sense of humor, but continues to listen patiently to George’s jokes, which she never understands.

CHARMAINE: Age 30-plus. An old college friend and sorority sister of Annie’s, a quintessential southern belle. Beautiful and voluptuous, with an overactive libido, she has been invited to Monet Manor to play the role of a ghost. She quickly realizes that she knows Davis, because she had an affair with him years before, but dumped him because he was two-timing her.

MARILENA: Age 50-plus. Neighbor of George and Annie, a self-professed psychic. She is the Contesa de Buzau Si Severin from Transylvania, but George refers to her as “The Romanian Fruitcake.” Her flamboyant personality shines through in manner, dress and movement.

For questions or more information about “Money Matters” auditions or Indian Valley Theatre, email info@indianvalleytheatre.com or call IVT at 888-365-8889.

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