We will hold auditions for The Lyons by Nicky Silver.
Production dates are: March 3 - 19 (3 weekends).
Ben Lyons is in a hospital where he is dying from cancer. His family gathers around him. They are his wife, Rita, and grown children, Curtis Lyons and Lisa Lyons. Also present is his nurse. Ben is no longer constrained by manners and says whatever he wishes, including expletives. Rita, trapped in a 40-year loveless marriage, now thinks of the future without Ben and plans to re-decorate. Lisa is an alcoholic, who has left an abusive marriage; Curtis, homosexual, has had little to do with his father, who is homophobic. In a getaway from the hospital, Curtis looks at an apartment with the help of an actor moonlighting as a real estate agent.
The play is simultaneously heartbreaking and hilarious.
We will be casting actors for this comedy, 3 women:
Rita Lyons - 60's - 70's, she is self-involved, acts as if nothing unusual is happening, as she nonchalantly leafs through decorator magazines and asks her husband what style he'd like for the new living room.
Lisa Lyons - late 30's, their daughter; a recovering alcoholic struggling with two small sons and an abusive ex-husband.
Nurse (Jeanette) - 40ish
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