A Bench in the Shade by Ron Clark AUDTIONS date/time change!

A Bench in the Shade by Ron Clark
A Bench in the Shade by Ron Clark

Due to scheduling issues, the Elite Theatre Company’s auditions for the South Stage production of A Bench in the Shade by Ron Clark (originally scheduled for January 23, 24, and 25 from 7pm-9pm) have been changed to Saturday and Sunday, January 22 and 23, from 2-5pm. This comedy, directed by Colin Fluxman, running for three weekends on the South Stage from March 18 – April 3, 2022.

Rehearsals at the theatre will commence on Feb 1, 7pm-10pm. The full schedule will be handed out at the first rehearsal.


Annie and Paul were engaged many years ago and now reside at the same Retirement Community, Seaside Heights Manor. Now, Annie has become intrigued by the arrival of Italian actor Roberto. The senior romance is impeded by news of the retirement home being sold.

Cast Requirements:

2 males and 1 female, acting 65+ (Note: Roberto’s accent is Italian, not over the top – a hint of it will do.) All ethnicities are welcome.

1 female announcer (pre-recorded) – age 40-50

Sides for each part are posted below:

Please indicate your interest in auditioning or send email to cbfluxman[at]gmail.com, with “audition interest” and role in the subject line.

NOTE: For all productions, audition participants and actors must present proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or an officially administered negative COVID-19 test (within the previous 72 hours) along with a photo ID. Regardless of vaccination status, cast and crew members will be required to wear a mask in compliance with current mandates.