Want to see some good theatre and make a few bucks? West End Players Guild is looking for a House Manager.
West End Players Guild is looking for a house manager. This is a paid position. Duties include managing house, ushers and concession sales at 28 performances per season (four shows, seven performances each, click here for dates and times), and managing volunteer usher signups for all shows. Our season begins in late September and ends in late April. There are two shows remaining in our current season – The Roommate (Feb. 21-March 1) and Bloomsday (April 17-26). All performances are at the theatre in the Union Avenue Christian Church, 733 Union Blvd. in the Central West End. Interested parties should respond by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your contact information and any relevant experience, both paid and volunteer. Please also check your personal schedule against the season schedule and advise us of any conflicts you foresee. Applications will be accepted through January 20 and interviews will be scheduled for shortly thereafter.
Auditions for Steven Dietz’s Bloomsday will be Jan. 23 & 25
Auditions for Bloomsday by Steven Dietz, directed by Jessa Knust, will take place on Thursday, January 23 at 7:00 pm and Saturday, January 25 at 10:00 am at the Union Avenue Christian Church, 733 Union Blvd, St. Louis, 63108. More details, including a plot synopsis, character descriptions and audition sides can be found on our auditions page.
Next up at West End Players: Jen Silverman’s The Roommate
Here’s your chance to meet “The Even Odder Couple:” Jen Silverman’s The Roommate, directed by Sean Belt and starring Jane Abling and Julie George-Carlson.
Sharon (Abling) lives alone in a big old house in Iowa City, IA. Her husband has left her; her grown son has moved to New York and rarely calls; and Sharon looks somewhat fearfully ahead to the decades to come. She has a lot of life left to live but no idea what to do with it, and she is really, really bored with her life to date. She decides that a roommate might at least help with the constant loneliness and she posts an ad.
Enter Robyn (George-Carlson). Robyn turns out to be just about everything Sharon isn’t. Sharon is small-town Iowa; Robyn is the big, bad Bronx. Sharon’s diet is Iowa health food — porkchops, baked beans, corn on the cob, all with lots of butter; Robyn is a vegan (and has to explain to Sharon was a “vegan” is). Sharon is white wine; Robyn is recreational drugs, some of which she grows herself. Sharon is straight; Robyn is…. flexible. Sharon needs a new life; Robyn needs a place to hide.
But as Sharon begins to uncover Robyn’s secrets, they encourage Sharon’s own deep-seated desire to transform her life completely. What happens next is a dark comedy about what it takes to re-route your life – and what happens when the wheels come off.
The Roommate opens February 21 and runs through March 1 at the theatre in the Union Avenue Christian Church, 733 Union Blvd. in the Central West End. Shows are Thursday (second week only), Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are on sale now; click here to buy yours today.