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Morning’s at Seven Auditions this Week!

Auditions for Union Street Players production of Morning’s at Seven will be held this Wednesday and Thursday, December 20 & 21 at 7:00 p.m. at the Pella Community Center. An additional audition will be held Wednesday, December 27th at 7:00 p.m. There are roles for 5 adult women and 4 adult men. No experience is necessary and everyone is welcome to audition. Performances will be February 22-25 and the show will be directed by Tom Vander Well, who directed Barefoot in the Park for USP in 2005.

Do you know someone who might want to audition? Please pass the word along!!


What is the play about?

Morning’s at Seven is a wonderful, gut-busting comedy about family
relationships and small town life. The four Gibbs sisters have lived
together in the same Midwest town their entire lives. In fact, Ida and
Cora are neighbors, and the entire play takes place on their back
porches and in their back yards.

Their spinster sister, Aaronetta, lives with Cora and her husband,
Thor. Everyone suspects that something illicit has been going on
between Aaronetta and Thor for years, and there’s plenty of family
scuttlebutt on the subject. Nevertheless, no one knows for sure.

Next door, Ida and her neurotic husband, Carl, live with their
equally odd adult son, Homer. The middle-aged Homer has never been able
to “cut the apron strings” and he has been dating Myrtle for 12 years
and engaged to her for 7, though no one has ever actually seen her. The
conversation “over the hedge” is filled with suspicion. Maybe the
phantom fiancé doesn’t even exist! Suddenly, Homer announces that he’s
bringing Myrtle home and the family is abuzz with whispers and
speculation regarding this strange turn of events.

The fourth sister, Esther, lives up on the hill with her educated
husband, David. The intellectual David looks down the hill, and his
nose, on the rest of Esther’s family. Esther’s had enough. She is ready
to leave David and move back in with her sisters, but David’s not going
to give up that easily!

Sisters. Husbands. Wives. Children. In-laws.
Morning’s at Seven
provides us with a side-splitting look in the mirror. USP is proud to
produce this humorous study of the family relationships, family gossip
and family secrets common to us all.

Perusal scripts are available at the Pella Library. If all scripts are checked out, you may contact director Tom Vander Well (620-9107) to arrange to pick up a copy.

What happens at an Audition?

Those who wish to audition simply fill out an audition form and have their picture taken. The director generally calls people into the auditorium to read different scenes from the play. People are often to asked certain scenes multiple times or called back in to read different scenes with different people. That’s about it.

What if I want (or don’t want) a certain part?

It is common for people to request certain parts or to ask not to be cast in other parts. Sometimes people will ask for smaller roles or lead roles. There will be a place on the audition form to specify any of these requests. Directors generally make every effort to honor these requests and will discuss it with actors should they wish to cast them in different roles than were requested.

What if I want to be involved – but not on stage?

Great! We have plenty of opportunities for you to get involved. Just let us know what you’d like to do. There are opportunities for light, sound, props, set construction, make-up, publicity, etc., etc.

Morning’s at Seven is written by Paul Osborn & performed by arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

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