Auditions set for locally directed version of “Pillow Talk”
Amy Sorter of Joshua will direct Southwest Reprise Theatre’s first production of 2019, “Pillow Talk,” adapted by Christopher Sergel and based on the hit movie starring Rock Hudson and Doris Day.
Open auditions will take place from 1-5 p.m. Saturday and 7-9 p.m. Monday at 7120 W. Cleburne Road in Fort Worth (Trinity Cumberland Presbyterian Church). All roles are available, and no appointments are necessary. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. March 8, 9, 15 and 16.
In the play, set in the 1960s, interior decorator Jan Morrow is forced to share a telephone party line with ladies’ man Brad Allen, and hilarious misunderstandings ensue. Added to the mix – and misunderstandings – are a cynical sidekick, a nosy maid and an assorted group of zany characters.
Sorter, who played the role of Alma the maid in Plaza Theater Company’s 2014 production of “Pillow Talk,” is taking on her second directorial assignment for Southwest Reprise Theatre, which serves Burleson, Crowley and Southwest Fort Worth. She previously directed “The Incident at Toad Hall” in November 2017 and has appeared in many SRT productions, playing Clairee Belcher in last spring’s “Steel Magnolias” and Duchess Victoria Polz du Pan in last fall’s “The Queen’s Visit.” She is vice president of the theater’s board.
Kelly Hunt of Burleson, also on SRT’s board, will serve as assistant director. Dave Sorter of Joshua, board secretary, will be stage manager.
“Pillow Talk” will kick off a season of growth for Southwest Reprise Theatre, which will stage four shows for the first time. An original adaptation of “Alice in Wonderland” by board president James T. Long will be performed in June. The classic “On Golden Pond,” directed by Alan Meadows of Crowley, will be staged in September, and Amy Sorter will return to direct “The Very Merry Xmas Carol Holiday Adventure Show” in November.