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About

Merciful Delusions Productions, LLC presents 4-one act plays by Tennessee Williams; Moony’s Kid Don’t Cry, The Lady of Larkspur Lotion, The Case of the Crushed Petunias, Hello From Bertha.

Directed by Tony Award Nominee Lorraine Serabian, this will be the 5th production where we delve into the fantasy world of Tennessee Williams’ Merciful Delusions (after which our production company is named.)

Delusions of grandeur is a common theme throughout these 4-one act plays.  You will see a stargazing would-be lumberjack trapped in a life with a sickly woman and child, a surreal look at the world through the eyes of a dreamer, a delusional romantic writer falling in-love with the precursor of Streetcar’s Blanche and finally a dying prostitute with a fantasy love interest.

 

Seeking

*a role that we are casting both the role and its understudy

 

The Case of The Crushed Petunias

 

*YOUNG MAN: Very mysterious. Age range 25-35. Has a James Bond flair to him.

The following role(s) have been cast but we are seeking an understudy:

MS. SIMPLE: “A New England maiden of twenty-six, who is physically very attractive but has barricaded her house and her heart behind a double row of petunias.”

Age Range: mid 20’s – early 30’s.

 

 

Moony’s Kid Don’t Cry

The following role(s) have been cast but we are seeking an understudy:

MOONY: “ A strongly built young working man of about 25 years old.” Dreams of being a lumberjack in Canada. Wants to be free.

Age range: mid 20’s – early 30’s.

 

JANE: Young slender woman, burdened by life way too early. Mid 20’s.

 

The Lady of Larkspur Lotion

 

*MRS. HARDWICKE-MOORE: 40’S – Precursor of “Blanche Dubois” in STREET CAR NAMED DESIRE.

Age range: mid 30’s to 40’s.

*THE WRITER: Alcoholic, dreamer. Speaks like he is reciting Shakespeare.

Age range: 40’s to 60’s.

The following role(s) have been cast but we are seeking an understudy:

MRS. WIRE: “A heavy slovenly woman of 50.”

Age range: 50’s to 70’s.

Hello From Bertha

The following role(s) have been cast but we are seeking an understudy:

BERTHA: Dying prostitute. Large woman of around 50. Still dreams about her former lover: Charlie.

Age range: 45-55.

GOLDIE: Madam of the Brothel. Has been around. Street smarts, but has a compassionate side.

Age range 30’s to 40’s.

LENA: Young prostitute. Sexy and slender. Has an air of innocence about her.

Age range: 20’s.

PIMP: (non-speaking) A menacing figure. Big presence.

Age range: flexible.

Additional Roles:

3 Female Understudies

2 Male Understudies

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