CASTING NOTICE

The Jewish Theatre Workshop Presents
"The Curious Savage"
by John Patrick

Performances:
Thursday, February 7th at 7pm
Saturday, February 9th at 8pm
Sunday, February 10th at 2pm
Tuesday, February 12th at 7pm
Thursday, February 14th at 7pm
Saturday, February 16th at 8pm
Sunday, February 17th at 2pm

Auditions:
Board Room, Weinberg Park Heights JCC, 5700 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore, MD 21215
Sunday, November 11th 1pm-4:30pm
Monday, November 12th 6pm-9:30pm
Tuesday, November 13th 6pm-9:30pm
Callbacks Wednesday November 14th 6pm-9:30pm if needed

Prepare:
2 minute, comedic or dramatic monologue memorized

Rehearsals:
Starting December 2nd: Week Nights and Sunday Afternoons. No rehearsals on Fridays or Saturdays.

Inquiries:
Etan Weintraub, Director
etan@jewishtheatreworkshop.org
or call the JTW Hotline at 410-709-8589

Available roles:
Mrs. Ethel P. Savage - Female, 40s-50s
Titus - Male, 20s-30s
Lily Belle - Female, 20s-30s
Samuel - Male, 20s-30s
Florence Williams - Female, 20s-40s
Fairy May - Female, Early 20s
Jeffrey - Male, 20s-30s
Hannibal - Male, 20s-40s
Mrs. Paddy - Female, 40s-50s
Dr. Emmett - Male, 30s or older
Miss "Willie" Wilhelmina - Female, 20s-30s

Synopsis:
Mrs. Savage has been left ten million dollars by her husband and wants to make the best use of it, in spite of the efforts of her grown-up stepchildren to get their hands on it. These latter, knowing that the widow's wealth is now in negotiable securities, and seeing they cannot get hold of it, commit her to a "sanatorium" hoping to "bring her to her senses." But Mrs. Savage is determined to establish a fund to help others realize their hopes and dreams. In the sanatorium she meets various social misfits, men and women who just cannot adjust themselves to life, people who need the help Mrs. Savage can provide. In getting to know them, she realizes that she will find happiness with them and plans to spend the rest of her life as one of them. But when the doctor tells her there is no reason why she should remain, she hesitates to go out into a hard world where people seem ready to do anything for money. The self-seeking stepchildren are driven to distraction by their vain efforts to browbeat Mrs. Savage, but she preserves her equanimity and leads them on a merry chase. At last her friends conspire to get rid of her stepchildren, and through their simple belief in the justice of her cause, they enable Mrs. Savage to carry out her plans.