The Playhouse at McConnellstown to Hold Auditions for “Love, Lies, and the
The Playhouse will hold auditions for “Love, Lies, and the Doctor’s Dilemma” on April 2nd at
7 PM in its building located at 11680 Raystown Road, Huntingdon, PA in the village of
The show performance dates are May 24th, 25th, 30th, and 31st and June 1st
at 7:30 PM and May 26th and June 2nd at 2:00 PM. Please bring your calendar with all conflicts
between April 1st and June 2nd. Scripts are currently available for perusal, and all scripts must
be returned to The Playhouse before auditions on April 2nd.
All actors will be required to attend all scheduled rehearsals during the final week before the
show opens. Rehearsals are usually 3 evenings each week; work days are held on Saturday or
Sunday mornings depending on scheduling conflicts, and Saturday and/or Sunday rehearsals are
possible. For more information, please contact The Playhouse at 814-627-0311. You may also
find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @LittleTheater.
Written by Michael Parker and Susan Parker, this farce is sure to leave you in stitches. Joan
Scheller lives with the love of her life, Sandy. To hide their relationship from her overbearing
sister-in-law, the former movie star Olivia St. Claire, Joan introduces Sandy as her psychiatrist.
One little white lie leads to another. Before long, Vinny the Enforcer, a quintessential Italian
mobster, masquerades as her security guard while her son Chris is forced to wear a dress and
become her daughter Christina. Further complications occur as Joan’s neighbor Rachael, whose
life appears to be a series of catastrophes, creates chaos and confusion wherever she goes.
“The Doctor” is in, and everyone wants a session. Olivia wants to discuss her love life, Rachael
wants to know why she’s such a disaster, and Vinny wants to discuss his work as an “Enforcer.”
Sandy is forced to listen and give misguided advice, which, to everyone’s surprise, seems to
But what about love? Of course, there’s Joan and Sandy if they can survive Joan’s white lies;
then there’s Rachael, who is strongly attracted to Chris if he can survive her mayhem. Finally,
there’s Olivia, who hires Vinny away from the mob to be her personal security guard (perhaps
The cast breakdown is as follows:
JOAN SCHELLER (Age 45+): A middle-aged widow, unconventional and free spirited. She
doesn’t seem to care what others think of her except her sister-in-law Olivia who seems to
dominate her in some strange way.
SANDY (Age 45+): An easy going, mild mannered guy who appears to be in love with Joan. He
was her gardener, who began working for her after her husband died.
VINNY “THE ENFORCER” (40+): The quintessential Italian mobster. He dresses like one, he
talks like one, and he carries a Magnum 45 in a concealed shoulder holster, which he does not
hesitate to show to everyone. He has a rough, “New Jersey” accent.
OLIVIA ST. CLAIRE (Age 40+): Joan’s sister-in-law. A wealthy, aging movie star who never
enters a room, but always “makes an entrance.” A well-meaning, but overbearing woman, she
asserts her authority upon everyone.
RACHAEL (Age 20+): Joan’s new neighbor. She seems to live in her own world, constantly
being nosey and taking liberties. She may be flighty, but she’s also a sweet, thoughtful, and kind
CHRIS (Age 20+): Joan’s son who is on the run from the mob but seemingly living a care free
life. He does not seem to take his situation very seriously.
All casting decisions are at the discretion of the show’s director. In addition to actors and
actresses for the production, we are also looking for production assistants, stage managers, and
stage crew. We also encourage anyone who would like to work with lights, sound, costumes,
properties, and set design to contact Artistic Director Daniel Weston at
While experience is helpful, The Playhouse at McConnellstown does not require previous
theatrical experience. We do, however, require that you have the desire, commitment, and the
drive to help us produce the high-quality shows that our audiences have come to expect. Please
come join us for a wonderful theatrical experience. We look forward to seeing you at auditions!