Auditions will be on Monday, November 25 from 6 – 10 PM in Mundelein Room 125. Callbacks will be held on Tuesday, November 26 from 6 – 10 PM in Mundelein 125. Those auditioning should prepare a 1-2 minute contemporary monologue. Rehearsals will begin January 20, with tech from February 19-25, and performances from February 26-March 2. This production conflicts with From the Mississippi Delta. If you are in the cast of Hot Mikado, please check in with Sarah Gabel before signing up to audition.
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This heartfelt new play centers on Jennifer Marcus, an obsessive-compulsive agoraphobic girl with a genius-level IQ and a remarkable love of technology. She spends her life in her bedroom, in front of her computer, with only her adoptive parents, her online friends, and the pizza guy. IN order to find her biological mother, she builds a robot, Jenny Chow, in order to finally find a sense of her own self, and a family she could feel was her own.
Jennifer Marcus – Asian American. Suffering from agoraphobia, Jennifer feels out of place in her California home. She is incredibly intelligent, stubborn, a smart-ass, and gifted with a talent for robotics which leads to the search for her birth mother.
Adele Hartwick* – Driven and determined to keep her family in order, Adele is a corporate woman and the breadwinner of the family, who doesn’t understand her daughter’s social condition.
Mr. Marcus* –Adele’s husband who now is the stay-at-home father. He is very sensitive and a goof. He is closer to Jennifer than she is with her mom.
Todd* – Jennifer’s best friend, and the local pizza delivery guy. Adele believes he’s a slacker and a bad influence on Jennifer, but he is very caring towards his friend.
Jenny Chow – Asian-American. The “intelligent design,” Jenny Chow is the robot created by Jennifer to look like herself in order to find Jennifer’s birth mother in China.
Dr. Yakunin* – Eccentric, foul-mouthed, and cranky, Dr. Yakunin is a scientist from overseas that acts as Jennifer’s mentor as she builds her robotic creation.
*denotes actor will play various smaller roles as needed
If you have further questions, contact Stage Manager Adam Noecker, firstname.lastname@example.org. If interested in reading the play beforehand, it can be checked out in the DFPA Office (Mundelein 1200).