Auditions: Daddy's Dyin' Who's Got the Will? - Directed by Jeff Merriman

Daddy's Dyin' Who's Got the Will?

Auditions Announced: Jan. 26 from 3-5pm and Jan. 27 from 7-9pm 


The audition will consist of cold reading from the script and some movement. Please bring headshot and resume, if you have them available.
Roles are as listed below. Ages given are not actor ages, but your ability to portray the age listed.
SARA LEE TURNOVER, 36, the middle sister. Twenty pounds overweight, the town beautician, sports a bleached beehive. Single and still lives at home. Strong-willed and has a wonderful sense of humor.
LURLENE TURNOVER ROGERS, 42, the oldest sister. A preacher's wife and elementary school teacher. Attractive, stylish, very Christian-but she has a bite.
MAMA WHEELIS, 80, the Turnover children's grand mother. She's feisty, speaks her mind, and rules the household.
EVALITA TURNOVER, 35, the youngest sister. Six-times married, loves to shock her family. She was a beauty-and still is from a distance. Has a worn look about her. A wounded soul.
HARMONY RHODES, 36, Evalita's latest fiancé. A musician and vegetarian. Attractive, tan, off-beat, long curly hair. Looks like Jesus with earrings. Has a past.
ORVILLE TURNOVER, 38, the brother. Fat, abusive, unhappy and mean. A redneck trash collector.
BUFORD "DADDY" TURNOVER, 67, the father. A stroke victim. Partially paralyzed on his left side, but can walk with a slight limp. Has occasional moments of coherency.
MARLENE TURNOVER, 36, Orville's wife. Temporarily overweight. A constant victim of Orville's abuse. However, losing. sixty-two pounds can boost a girl's confidence. 
Other Important Dates:
  • Table read first week of Feb
  • Rehearsals starting Feb 9 

Daddy's Dyin' Who's Got the Will? written by Del Shores 


Set in a small Texas town in anytime, U.S.A., Daddy's Dyin' concerns the reunion of a family gathered to await the imminent death of their patriarch, who has recently suffered a physically as well as mentally disabling stroke. In essence, however, it is not the story of the impending demise of the father or of the drafting of his will, but of a rebirth of the spirit of the family unit. Without becoming ponderous, losing a sense of humor or pandering to timeworn cliches about Texans or Texas drawls, the story shares many elements of a good summer novel: it's a fast, delicious, easy read with funny moments, tense moments, touching moments, and characters you care about.-The Hollywood Reporter.


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