Coronado Playhouse Announces Auditions for its Production of:


By David Lindsay-Abaire

Director: Kira Blaskovich

Show synopsis:

Two elderly women (Abby and Marilyn) room together at an assisted living facility. Abby is not happy about having a roommate, while Marilyn is quite content if she could have the bed by the window. They make a bet to fix their situations. Abby bets Marilyn that she can make her angry – if she wins, Marilyn moves out to another room. Marilyn bets Abby that she can make her scared – if she wins, she trades beds with Abby. Practical jokes ensue, getting more and more serious as lives are put at risk. Several other characters fill out the cast, helping Abby or Marilyn gain the upper-hand, until they learn to either live with one another or die, whichever comes first.

Audition and show details:

Rehearsals will begin on December 5th. The rehearsal schedule will be provided in advance of the first rehearsal based on performer availability.

The production runs January 13th-January 29th, with performances Thursday – Saturday at 8pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. No conflicts with performance dates will be permitted. Please note that performers are asked to also be available February 2nd-5th should any performances be canceled due to COVID or ticket sales prompt additional performances.

All performers are guaranteed a $100 honorarium to cover the costs of transportation for rehearsals plus a $15 honorarium per performance. Note that this is strictly a non-union production.

Auditions will be held Sunday, November 6 from 6-9pm and Monday, November 7 from 6-9pm. Please prepare a one minute contemporary monologue (comedic or dramatic). It should be something that you enjoy performing.

To arrange an audition, please submit this form: The audition form collects your information — including any known conflicts with the rehearsal dates — and also allows you to select an audition appointment.

Callbacks will be held on Tuesday, November 8 from 7-10pm.

Auditions and callbacks will be held in person at Coronado Playhouse, 1835 Strand Way, Coronado, CA 92118.

If you have any questions not answered in this announcement or are unavailable for auditions but wish to be considered, please email

COVID-19 NOTICE: For the protection of our staff and volunteers, all cast and production team members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be prepared to demonstrate a viable medical or religious exemption. Additionally, all artists are expected to conduct their own COVID tests and share their results in advance of rehearsals and again in advance of performances. Additional testing may be required should someone become sick during the production.

Coronado Playhouse is committed to inclusivity, and encourages ALL members of our community to submit, particularly members of communities who have historically been excluded or underrepresented — including but not limited to artists of color, Native American and Indigenous artists, women, non-binary and gender non-conforming artists, LGBTQ+ artists, and artists with disabilities.


(Note that all roles shall be played by adults over 18 unless specified otherwise.)

Abby Binder: 60s-80s female, snide, stubborn, witty. She is not above speaking her mind even if it means offending anyone and everyone. She is a resident of the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility.

Marilyn Dunne: 60s-80s female, generally happy and optimistic. She is sweet, but capable of extreme levels of mischief, having had to survive an abusive marriage with her attitude intact. She is a resident of the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility.

Scotty: 20s-late 30s male, nurse at the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility. He genuinely likes the residents and tries to do a good job. In his spare time, he is a struggling actor.

Benjamin, Lewis, and Clown: 30s-40s male, plays multiple roles including a flight/jump instructor and Abby’s estranged, ex-addict son. Actor needs to be able to jump between varying characters easily.

Colleen, and Woman in White: 30s-40s female, plays two very different roles. Her main role is the daughter of Marilyn who helps set up many of the pranks played on Abby. She is happily married and enjoys a good bit of mischief.

Derek, Zombie Butler, and Masked Man: 30s-40s male, plays multiple roles namely Marilyn’s son-in-law. He is up for a laugh, but begins to think the women are carrying things too far. As the Zombie Butler, he is ghoulish and domineering. He acts as an emcee/tour guide for the haunted house.

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