To audition for any of the plays below, show up at the designated time, and fill out 

form.  The auditions consist of cold readings from the script.



A Chilling Suspense Melodrama

By Ira Levin and Directed by Vanessa Osborne

May 4 - 1:30 pm Sharp and May 6 - 2 pm Sharp in the Americana room at Mulberry Rec Center

Full play - no set or body microphones - requires a total of 3 men and 2 women

You must be a member of the VTC before auditions.  Please contact us if you wish to join. 

Play Summary: In an idyllic Vermont town in the late 60's, there is a kindly doctor who is very proud of his 

community. It is peopled with fine, wholesome folk and it appears that Heaven rewards the civic virtue by 

seeing to it that mostly only those who are wicked at heart die. Another physician who had known and loved 

Dr. Cook comes to town and soon becomes suspicious of his mentor's behavior. They eventually become 

pitted against each other which brings about an unforgettable suspense filled climax! (Contact the director to 

borrow a copy of the script to read.)

Character descriptions:

Dr. Leonard Cook: Older doctor, a bachelor devoted to his practice and to the people of his hometown. 

Energetic and preoccupied.

Dr. Jim Tennyson: Younger doctor, fresh out of internship, returning to his hometown to visit his mentor, Dr. 

Cook. Idealistic and studious

Bea Schmidt: Dr. Cook's nurse and receptionist and fiercely protective of him.

Dora Ludlow: Dr. Cook's housekeeper, a simple woman devoted to her employer.

Elias Hart: New town constable but remains Dr. Cook's gardener.

Performance dates:  July 26 and 29 at 2 pm each day and July 27 and 28 at 7 pm

Contact:  Vanessa (Russell) Osborne at or 352-430-4231

Rehearsal Schedule: Rehearsals start: 5/17/19  and are held Mondays from 2 to 4:50 pm, Fridays 

from 12:30 to 4:50 pm,1st, 3rd and 5th Saturdays from 1:30 to 4:50 pm except 6/15 which is moved to 

Wed. 6/12 from 4:30 to 7:50 pm

Tech and Dress Rehearsals to be determined



A romantic comedy by Nancy Frick

Directed by Tony Oteri

May 10 - 1:00 pm Sharp and May 13 - 2 pm Sharp in the Americana room at Mulberry Rec Center

Full play - Full set and body microphones - requires a total of 7 or 8 men and 4 or 5 women

You must be a member of the VTC before auditions.  Please contact us if you wish to join. 

Play Summary: Sandy, the four-times-married-three-times-divorced owner of a wedding chapel in Las Vegas, 

has certainly seen her fair share of matrimonies! In the hilarious Four Weddings and an Elvis, we witness four 

of her funniest: Bev and Stan, who are getting married by the KING himself as revenge on their exes; Vanessa 

and Bryce, two arrogant aging stars who are tying the knot as a publicity ploy, and are vexed by an aging Elvis 

who doesn't know who they are; and Martin and Fiona, a gentle postal-worker and tough ex-con trying to get 

married before the police arrive. However, the final wedding is the funniest of all: Sandy's fifth and final wedding

which reveals a hilarious twist!! (Contact the director to borrow a copy of the script to read.)

Character descriptions:

Sandy: Owner of the chapel, tough but a sentimentalist, all business, also an incurable romantic

Stan:  Kind of a phony, wants to get married or does he?

Bev: Marrying Stan for wrong reasons, does she even love him? Finds love elsewhere.

Elvis #1(Also John in last scene). The Las Vegas Elvis, white jumpsuit, big hair, sunglasses.

Bryce: Self absorbed, pompous, in need of attention. Played "over the top."

Vanessa: Marrying Bryce, two of a kind, very transparent. Also played "over the top."

Lou: (Elvis #2) Older, more rotund, looks nothing like Elvis, but can be funny. Also finds love?

Fiona: Street smart, tough talking, ex-con, wisecracker.

Marvin: Mild mannered, heart of gold, genuine nice guy.

Fist: Mean, "ugly", big ex-con with a streak of kindness, also a softie.

Elvis #3: "50's" Elvis, some hair, maybe some leather.

Producer: Camcorder operator in last scene, a few lines. Can be male or female.

Ken: Producer, ex husband of Sandy, (Role is precast) 

Performance dates:  October 18 - 21, 2019 at 7 pm each night

Contact:  Tony Oteri, or 352-430-2411

Rehearsal Schedule: Start:  Friday, 8/2/19 then Mondays - 2 to 4:50 pm (except 9/23 + 30):  Tuesdays 

10/1, 8, + 15 - 11am to 12:50 pm: Wednesday 9/18 from 4:30 to 7:50 pm: Fridays from 12:30 to 4:50 pm: 

Saturday 9/7 - 1:30 to 4:50 pm)

Set building: Saturday 10/5/19 from 1:30 to 8:50 pm

Set Decorating and finishing: Sunday 10/6/19 from 4:30 pm to 7:50 pm

Light + Sound tech rehearsal: Wednesday 10/9/19 from 4:30 to 9:50 pm

Dress Tech: Sunday 10/13/19 from 4:30 to 9:20 pm

Dress Tech:  Wednesday 10/16/19 from 4:30 to 9:50 pm

Set Tear Down: Tuesday 10/22/19 from 9:00 am to finish 



A Comedy by Norm Foster and directed by John Gould

May 18/2019 - 1:30 pm Sharp in the Americana room at Mulberry Rec Center

Short play - no set or body microphones - requires a total of 2 men and 2 women

Any Villages resident may audition.  If chosen, you must join The VTC. People with little or no experience are

encouraged to audition as our philosophy is that you learn by doing.

Play Summary:

While bargaining with the Angel of Death for a second chance at life, John quickly discovers that fixing the 

mistakes of his past is difficult especially when it turns out that destiny isn't quite as etched in stone as he 

thought. This play makes the familiar all the funnier by catching you by surprise. ( To read the script, click the 

"Read Script" button below and scroll down past the blank  pages and past the My Narrator script to pg 53 

where this play starts)

Character descriptions:

Angel of Death: (female) An efficient, no nonsense individual. The Angel of Death follows the regulations and 

compliances of her position to the letter. She is irritated by John's push back sarcastic answers to her 


John Adderly: An upwardly mobile professional business systems analyst with a caustic, prickly attitude. John 

bargains with the Angel of Death for a second chance to tell his fiance, Cassie (who left him standing at the 

alter), how he feels.

Cassie: She has a scatter-brained personality. Cassie works in the license bureau renewing license plates. 

She is paranoid about seeing John again and a bit argumentative and hesitant to meet with him.

Doctor: A quick talking individual, the doctor doesn't care for sick people and doesn't like being around them. 

He spends his time complaining about the medical profession and possible lawsuits over bourbons at lunch.

Performance date:  September 24, 2019

Contact: John Gould at or 630-818-6087

Rehearsals: 7/30, 8/3, 6, 13, 17, 20, 27, 31, 9/3 (Tuesdays from 10:30 am to 12:50 pm and 

                     Saturdays from 1:30 pm to 4:50 pm)

Tech rehearsal: 9/10 from 10:30 am to 12:50 pm

Tech and Dress: 9/17 from 10:30 to 12:50 pm ( Pictures will be taken)

Dress Rehearsal: 9/23 from 1:30 pm to 4:50 pm 

Performance: 9/24/19 starts at 11:30 am ( call time to be determined)