Auditions for LEC spring production of “Sexual Perversity in Chicago”

Fine Arts,

Auditions will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 12 and Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 for roles in the Lake Erie College Department of Theatre’s upcoming spring production of “Sexual Perversity in Chicago,” a play by David Mamet.

Auditions consisting of cold readings and improvisation will begin in the B.K. Smith Gallery in Royce Hall for the Fine and Performing Arts on the LEC campus. Two female characters and two male roles will be cast.

“Sexual Perversity in Chicago” is a comedy-drama set in the 1970s. It tells the story of Danny and Deborah, a young couple who try to find out if their one-night stand can become a real relationship. It was Mamet's breakthrough play, and he would go on to write many plays and movies, eventually winning the Pulitzer Prize.

Roles to be cast include Danny, a male in his twenties who is having difficulties meeting women; Bernard, Danny's friend who considers himself a lady's man and is of similar age; Deborah, a woman in her twenties who hooks up with Danny; and Joan, Deborah's friend who is a little more experienced, cynical and of similar age.

Any actor may audition, including students, faculty, staff and members of the community. All roles will be cast without regard to race, gender or age. Callbacks will take place on February 15, if necessary.

Those auditioning should note that this play contains frank conversations about sex and adult language which may not be appropriate for children.

The show will run from April 12 through April 15, including both matinee and evening performances.

For more information, or to arrange an audition by appointment, contact Dr. Jerry Jaffe at

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