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Meramec Theatre Announces a call for auditions: pterodactyls

February 03, 2009

The Meramec Theatre announces a call for auditions for PTERODACTYLS
by Nicky Silver

Audition Dates: Feb 9 and 10, at 7 p.m. in the Meramec Studio Theatre

No preparation required. Audition consists of cold readings of the script. For scripts or further information call the Meramec Theatre Box Office at 314.984.7562

Production Dates: April 15-18, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. and April 19 at 2 p.m.

A black comedy about the demise of the Duncan family, and, by extension, the species. Emma Duncan is a hypochondriac with memory problems who is marrying Tommy. She confronts her mother, Grace, with the news of their intended marriage just as Grace’s son, Todd, returns home and announces he has AIDS. Emma’s father, Arthur, reaches out to his son, who is more interested in assembling the dinosaur bones he discovers in the backyard. As the wedding approaches, Tommy falls in love with Todd at which point Emma goes quite spontaneously deaf. During a frenzied wedding rehearsal, after Tommy is informed he’s HIV positive and Emma shoots herself with a gun given to her by her brother as a wedding gift, the possibility that Todd is destroying his family rears its head.