MICHIGAN CITY — Director Tony J. Thomas will be holding auditions for Footlight Players' second show of the season. The comedy "Last of the Red Hot Lovers" is Footlight's attempt to pay homage to the late Neil Simon, said to be America’s Foremost Playwright. The action of the play revolves around a middle-aged restaurant owner, Barney Cashman, who is trying his best to join the sexual revolution before it’s too late.

Auditions will be held at The Footlight Theater located at 1705 Franklin Street in Michigan City on Sept. 8 and 9, between the hours of 6 and 8 p.m. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

Accoring to Footlight, the play will be a treat. The audience gets to laugh out loud as they watch Cashman's three failed attempts to play the Lothario role. First they will meet Elaine Navazio, a foul-mouthed bundle of neurosis, then sweet kooky Bobbi Michelle a 20-ish actress who is just a shot away from stardom, and last, but definitely not least, the gloomy, depressed housewife, Jeanette Fisher.

Director Tony J. Thomas along with his Assistant David Mikolajczyk and Production Manager Bobbi Ann Lauritsen are looking for 1 male actor who appears to be middle aged and three women ranging from the age of 20-ish to middle-age. The remainder of the crew is Floyd Colosky (set Designer), Chris Whybrew (Scenic Artist), Lara West (Stage Dresser), Laura Meyer (Costumes), Anthony Holt (Light Designer), Declan Rice (Sound Designer) and Veronica Thomas (hair and make-up).

The play is set to be performed Nov. 1-3 and 7-10

For any other information or questions, call the theater at 219-874-4035, leave a message and a Footlight representative will call you back.

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