On the night Buster Keaton, scouting locations for his film "The General," first comes to Cottage Grove, the town erupts with excitement. A cast of locals wonders what Buster's arrival will mean for them, while Frances, pianist for the local movie house, faces the biggest decision of her life. Peppered with Cottage Grove history, a few songs, and many laughs, Waiting for Buster looks back at the 1920s, showing that as times have changed, deep down people are very much the same.
AUDITION DATES June 1, 7pm June 2, 2pm
REHEARSALS MON—THURS, JUN 4—July 12, Opal Theater, Cottage Grove
FOR THE AUDITION Before the audition, we'll post pages from the script if you'd like to read before the audition. For the parts of Frances and Helen, singing is required—but it doesn't have to be the best singing ever. Bonus points for the part of Helen if the actor can play ukulele.
EVENT CAST & PARTICIPANTS
Martha Watson, 40s, owner of The Arcade Theater Owen Watson, 20, theater projectionist and Martha's son Frances, 20, pianist for the theater Helen, 20, Frances’ best friend Uncle Frank, 40s, Frances' uncle Harry Barnes, 30s, Hollywood producer Home Galloway, city councilman Berk Homer’s, right-hand man Juanita Chapelle, leader of anti-Hollywood protests
SHOW DATES July 13, 8pm July 14, 8pm July 15, 2pm (Sunday matinee) July 20, 8pm July 21, 8pm July 22, 2pm (Sunday matinee)
MON—THURS, JUN 4—July 12, Opal Theater, Cottage Grove