Old Academy Players welcomes new talent! Please note that we are a non-profit community theater and that all roles are performed on a volunteer basis. Please check this site for audition information which appears throughout the season. If you are auditioning for a show, please complete our Audition Form in advance of the audition.
Vernal Rites by Rob Rosiello
Audition Date & Time:
11:00am Saturday October 9, 2021
Old Academy Players
3544 Indian Queen Lane
Philadelphia PA 19129
Director is seeking 6 female actors and one male actor ranging in age from 25–65.
Walk-ins welcome, but appointments are preferred. Auditioners should email director Nancy Ridgeway at email@example.com and request a time to audition. Upon receipt, a side will be sent to prepare for the audition.
Sides will be emailed to auditioners once an audition time slot has been set up. As this is a new original work, a complete copy of the script will be made available to auditioners upon request.
Proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 is required at audition.
Wednesday, January 12th, 2022 at 7:30pm
Fridays and Saturdays, January 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th, 2022 at 8:00pm
Sundays, January 23rd & 30th, 2022 at 2:00pm
*Additional performances may be added
Tentatively: Sunday afternoons from 10/17 on, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday nights. 1/9 thru 1/14 Tech Week must be available all days; Accommodations will be made for Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays.
Brief Synopsis of Show
Bloody handprints, ripped up floorboards, and a missing matriarch. Time keeps the best secrets and eventually buries the truth in an unmarked grave, forever lost to the ages because the truth has a way of always find its way home. Set in the quiet community of Provincetown, MA, during the annual return of the whales, the Cook family struggles to cope with the guilt of a lifetime of secrets that are percolating to the surface with the return of Charlie Cook the son, who’ll stop at nothing to reveal the truth of the tragedy that happened many years ago.
Charles Randall Cooke/“Charlie”: Late thirties; the “prodigal son” who has returned home after a nearly three-year absence. Twin brother to Randall Charles Cook.
Taylor Porter Smith: Mid-thirties; A friend of the family and local journalist.
Erin O’Reilly Cook: Early-Thirties; A newly sober nurse and Randall’s ex-wife.
Marabeth Cook: fifties/sixties; Charlie’s long widowed and overbearing mother.
Judith Meade: fifties/sixties; legendary “friend” of the Cook Family.
Judy Meade: mid or late fifties also legendary “friend” of the Cook family, Judith Meade’s daughter
Younger Marabeth Cook: Mid-Twenties; a younger version of Marabeth.
* Contact Information
Director Nancy A Ridgeway (firstname.lastname@example.org; phone 2158504041)