As about as nasty as a play can get, Kvetch, by British playwright Steven Berkoff, is, at the same time, an uproarious rollercoaster ride of non-stop laughter. Kvetch is fear. Whatever shape your fear may take, The Kvetch will sit there, at the back of your conscience, needling away at you, eating your confidence and stabbing your hopes right in the eye.
I’ve decided to remount a production of this play. I need 5 actors, 2 musicians that can compose weird sound effects and original scores and, most importantly, a stage manager/associate producer.
This will be a cooperative effort. If money is made, it will be shared. Although cash is not the primary impetus for doing the show, it would still be nice to receive some remuneration, nu?
I will produce and direct the show. That is, if I can garner enough interest to cast the thing.
The characters are:
[b]Frank: Late 30’s, early 40’s. Jewish. Schlepps schmatas for a living and is incredibly mean to his family.
*Donna: Frank’s wife. Haggard and run down.
Grandmother: Donna’s mother. The prototypical Jewish Mother-in-law.
(Can possibly be played by a man. A very physical role, or so I hope)
Hal: Frank’s co-worker. A WASP.
George: Frank’s customer. Successful and confident.[/b]
If anyone is interested in auditioning, please PM me and I will give you my contact info.
Rehearsals will most likely be Sunday, Mondays and Thursdays. Likely, just one night a week to start, but getting more intense as we approach d-day. It is a very simple mis-en-scene, so it can be played just about anywhere one can achieve blackout.
*A note about playing Donna. Only the most courageous of female actors need consider auditioning. This is not a role for the squeamish.