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Production 1

By Neil Simon

Directed by Dawn Hinrichsen

Audition Dates:
Tuesday 30 November 2021 from 7pm
Sunday 5 December 2021 from 1.30pm

Bookings essential for audition time via director Dawn Hinrichsen on 0416 073 649 or

Auditions are by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please apply to organise your audition time and for any further information. Please bring along a completed audition form (can be found on the ETC Website at along with a non-returnable photograph (does not need to be studio photo).

Please arrive at least 10 minutes before audition time.

Audition Venue:
Bradshaw Street Community Hall
Bradshaw Street (off Buckley Street)
West Essendon VIC 3040

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Characters summary:

New York accent required for all roles

3 males (30-40); 3 females (30-40); 2 males (40-55); 1 female (40-55); 2 female (20-30);

Please contact director with preference for character you wish to audition for.

Ken Gorman – Male, attorney, 30 – 40

Chris Gorman – Female, Ken’s wife, a lawyer also, 30-40

Lenny Ganz – Male, an accountant who has just had a car accident on the way to the party causing him to have a neck injury, 30 – 40

Claire Ganz – Female, Lenny’s wife, 30 – 40

Ernie Cusak – Male – A smug psychiatrist – 40 – 50

Cookie Cusak – Female, Ernie’s wife and a cooking show host with a bad back, 40 – 50

Glenn Cooper – Male, An ambitious politician running for the senate, 30 – 40

Cassie Cooper – Female, Glenn’s attractive trophy wife, 20 – 30

Officer Welch – A veteran police officer, Male 35 – 55

Officer Pudney – A rookie cop, Female. 22 – 28

All enquires or to book an audition contact director Dawn Hinrichsen on 0416 073 649 or


Four couples are at the townhouse of a deputy New York City mayor and his wife to celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary. The party never begins because the host has shot himself in the head and his wife is missing. His lawyer’s cover-up gets progressively more difficult to sustain as the other guests arrive and nobody can remember who has been told what about whom. Doors slam and hilarity abounds as the couples get more and more crazed. ‘Rumors’ was Neil Simon’s first farce.

Rehearsal Period:
Rehearsals will be three times a week, Tuesday and Thursday evenings & Sundays at director’s discretion.

Performances Dates:
17 – 20 & 24 – 26 March 2022
Thursday, Friday and Saturday Performances at 8pm
Sunday Matinee at 2pm

Please Note:

Successful cast members MUST BE available for rehearsal period as well as all production dates. Please check you are available for all performance dates before booking your audition time.

In line with Victorian Government requirements, all cast must be able to provide evidence of full vaccination status or medical exemption.

ETC is a community theatre company and, as such, no cast or crew are paid.

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