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Witness For the Prosecution


Runs January 23, 2015 through February 22, 2015




Character Actor
Greta Juli Cuccia
Cater Jim Perham
Mr. Mayhew Bill Paxson
Leonard Vole Casey Wiggins
Sir Wilfred Robarts, Q.C. Larry Creagan
Inspector Hearne Bill Carson
Policeman Marty Miller
Detective/Policeman Jon Rasmussen
Policeman Seth Weiner
Romaine Gina Garrison
Courtroom Clerk/Usher Robert Amberg
Mr. Myers, Q.C. Rick  Kopps
Court Stenographer Patty Zantos
Dr. Wyatt Wayne Arnold
Janet Mackenzie Tamra Talbert
Clegg Randy Calcetas
The Other Woman Kerri Malmgren
Girl Leah Moore
Judge Bob Fetes





Newport Theatre Arts Center will hold a Non-Equity open audition for A. R. Gurney’s LATER LIFE. Auditions will be held Monday, February 9th and Tuesday, February 10th, at 7:00 p.m. at the  playhouse, Newport Theatre Arts Center, 2501 Cliff Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92663. President and Producer;  Rae Cohen, Director; Phyllis B. Gitlin.


Rehearsals start February 10th, with the show run being March 20 - April 19, Thursday-Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees.


The story: Buttoned down banker Austin and free spirited Ruth, meet again at a cocktail party on a terrace overlooking the Boston harbor. They rekindle their romance, as a variety of colorful characters interrupt their conversation throughout the evening. Comically and sometimes painfully, these 2 people rediscover each other and themselves while the other guests rally behind them and remind them of the infinite possibilities that life holds, should one only choose to pursue them.


Roles: All roles, ethnicities and ages open. Open audition in non-traditional casting.


Austin: look 50’s-60’s, conservative, distinguished, lonely and self possessed

Ruth: look 50’s-60’s, open minded, breezy, daring and romantic divorcee


The following male roles are played by one actor look 40’s-70’s:

Jim: scruffy, philosophical, self-hating, a former professor who can’t stop smoking

Roy: cantankerous retired, athlete

Duane: a complete tech savvy nerd

Ted: a frisky southern gentleman

Walt: a gregarious, life long buddy of Austin


The following female roles are played by one actress look 40’s-to 70’s:

Sally: perky, playful hostess and matchmaker

Marion: Roy’s wife, proud grandmother, would rather stay at the party then deal with Roy

Nancy: an abrasive Long Island native, lesbian on the make

Esther: boisterous southern wife of Ted, delving into Yankee culture

Judith: an intensely, dramatic, musician who dropped her husband because he was musically weak


The “other male and female roles” require quick changes and the ability to change character traits. Bring a pix and resume. Audition will include improvisation for character and cold reading. 


For more information email Phyllis at pbgit7@gmail.com.

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