Directed by Richard Davis
Show dates are April 21- May 7, 2023
Rehearsals begin Sunday, March 5
Auditonees will be asked to read from the script.
ABOUT THE PLAY
It's 1986, and mad dogs are terrorizing Erie's eastside. The Skowronski sisters have gathered for a blessing of the family home, but… A ghostly presence disrupts the ceremony and demands an airing of the family's "horrible secret". The sisters' dilemma: Just exactly whose horrible secret is it?
- NARRATOR - Mid-to-late thirties, with a comfortable, wry demeanor. He's casually dressed and wears a light spring jacket.
- ANNIE – Heavyset, in her late sixties. The brassy one, she reads the Enquirer and is the only aunt comfortable going to a "beer garden".
- PEARL - Heavyset, in her late sixties or early seventies. Jumpy and hyper, she's a woman startled to tears by the ringing of her own telephone.
- IRENE ROSE - The youngest, and looks it too. She's sixtyish, slimmer and more stylishly dressed. She married a Presbyterian, if that helps.
- JOSIE – Heavyset and the oldest, in her mid-70's, gruff and unsentimental. As the oldest, she ran herd over the brood as they grew up. She grudgingly pretends to use a walker. Tough as nails.
- FATHER WISINSKI - a fiftyish Roman Catholic priest. An unambitious journeyman, he struggles to achieve an illusion of dignity. Unfortunately, many indignities lay ahead.
- SISTER ATTILIA - a Roman Catholic nun in full habit. Very old, but without visible infirmities. She is sweet-looking, with a big smile on her face. She is also terminally and irretrievably senile.
Author's Note: Dynamically, these characters have been bouncing off each other all of their lives. They really do talk and behave this way. If you are the descendant of twentieth century immigrants, think of your own family.