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AUDITIONS || Getting Out

February 21st, 2024, 12:00 AM
Information Session & Script Preview: Sunday, March 3, 3:30PM
Auditions: Monday, March 4, 6:30pm and Tuesday, March 5, 6:30pm
Location: PACA Theatre, 1505 State St, Erie PA, 2nd floor
Show Dates: May 31 - June 15, 2024
Directed by: Betsy Butoryak
Actors are asked to arrive and to sign in within the first hour of the audition start time. All roles are available. PACA practices Color Conscious casting. All ethnicities and newcomers are especially welcomed. Crew and other volunteers are also needed for this event.
Released from prison Arlene returns to a run-down apartment in Louisville, intent on starting her life over. Rebellious and disruptive as a young girl, she has found strength in religion and want to put her youth (as Arlie) behind her. But her struggles to find her way in the present (as Arlene) is counterpointed by flashbacks of her past (as Arlie), her two personalities being represented by tow performers, who sometimes appear onstage simultaneously. We meet the guards and prison officials with whom Arlie waged a running battle; and the unfeeling, slatternly mother, the lecherous former prison guard, the pimp ex-boyfriend, and the touching friendly neighbor with whom Arlene is confronted in the present. Ultimately, the play, like life, offers no simple answers---but it conveys, with heart-rendering honesty and compassion, the struggle of someone fighting for her life again incredible odds.
Arlene: a thin, drawn woman in her late 20s, who has just serves an 8-year prison term for murder
Arlie: Arlene at various times in her life
Bennie: an Alabama prison guard in his 50s
Evans: a prison guard
Doctor: a psychiatrist in a juvenile institution
Caldwell: another prison guard
Mother: Arlene's mother
School Principal
Ronnie: a teenager in a juvenile institution
Carl: Arlene's former pimp and partner in various crimes; in his late 20s
Warden: Superintendent of Pine Ridge Correctional Institute for Women
Ruby: Arlene's upstairs neighbor; a cook in a local diner; also an ex-con, in her late 30s

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