Arts center making a casting call for play

WESTFIELD — Lake Shore Center for the Arts announces an open casting call for Neil Simon’s “I Ought To Be In Pictures.” Lake Shore Center for the Arts is a community theater with a 40-seat state-of-the-art theater space located in the Presbyterian Church on Rt. 394 in the Village of Westfield. Typically actors play to sold-out audiences.

The play features three characters. Libby is 19, shorter, not skinny, fiercely independent, with a quick mind and wit, who has hitchhiked across the country to surprise her father who she hasn’t seen in 16 years. Her father, Herb, is 45, a New York City Jew transplanted to L.A. He too, has a quick mind and wit. Once a successful writer he’s now uninspired. He walked out on his wife and children 16 years ago and has had no contact with them since.

Steffy, 39 and attractive, loves Herb. She is a single mother of two who supports herself and her children working as a makeup artist in the motion picture industry. She is the insightful, down to earth, stabilizing influence in the play.

Rehearsal schedule will be coordinated to accommodate cast and crew availability. Rehearsals will be multiple times each week, starting as soon as cast is in place, leading to performance dates in mid-late August. Performances will be over two weekends with evening and matinee performances.

Interested actors should respond immediately by contacting the play’s director, Judy Einach, at judy.einach@gmail.com or by calling or texting 316-5839. Lake Shore Center for the Arts is an all volunteer organization.


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