Theatre Guild to host auditions for “Rex’s Exes”

Posted on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 6:46 pm

The Morristown Theatre Guild will hold auditions from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15-16 at Rose Center for the Southern-fried comedy “Rex’s Exes,” the sequel to “Red Velvet Cake War” staged by the Guild in 2013.

Performances of “Rex’s Exes will be Nov. 14-23.

The Verdeen cousins — Gaynelle, Peaches and Jimmie Wyvette — have wild new adventures as Gaynelle’s surprise 50th Birthday Party sees the return of Rex, Peaches’ recently declared dead husband, who surely is not dead at all.

In fact, Rex may just be the biggest Romeo to ever hit town. A bounty hunter is hot on his trail as the Verdeens get wrapped up in statehouse politics and psychics … and a funeral.

This is the second of a trilogy of comedies about the Verdeen family, and in 2015, the Guild will be performing the final installment, “Last Stand of the Guacamole Queens.”

The original cast of the Verdeen family and friends will be returning to the stage to play their roles. Two additional women and men are needed to join the cast for the 2014 production:

• Theodore Rexford Belrose, a good old boy/man on his way home, where all the Verdeen women think he’s the finest man to ever wear cowboy boots. He is an outlaw.

• Wild Bill Boudreaux, a tough, non-nonsense Cajun bounty hunter chasing down ol’ Rex. He’s Cajun and he’s well-armed.

• Gentle Harmony: a local gal who is now a psychic; she is wild-haired, in a flowing caftan, with multiple bracelets on each arm and finger cymbals at the ready; she can hypnotize and heal anyone … or so she says.

• Marlissa Crutchfield — If the Texas governor’s wife can not attend social functions, the staff sends Marlissa, the “Third Lady,” wife of the Speaker of the House, and she’s not very happy about it. She’s been called on to judge cow-pie contests one too many times.

• Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script, but a prepared monologue will also be accepted. Appointments can be made if necessary. The show will be directed by the Guild’s artistic director, Joe Powell. For more information, call 423-586-9260.

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