TheatreWorks New Milford Holds Casting Call for "The Lyons" December 8 & 9, 2014

NEW MILFORD, CONN. (November 17, 2014) – TheatreWorks New Milford is seeking a cast of 3 men and 3 women (ages 21 to 75) for its opening show of the 2015 Season, Nicky Silver's critically acclaimed comedy-drama, THE LYONS.

Ben Lyons lies dying in a hospital room. Rita, his wife of forty years, flips through decorating magazines, planning a living room makeover. It's clear Ben and Rita have been at war for many years, and that Ben's impending demise has brought no relief. When they're joined by their children, Lisa and Curtis, all efforts at a pleasant visit or a sentimental goodbye are soon abandoned. Terrible secrets and vicious accusations replace sentimental memories. After Curtis's desperate attempt to make a new connection ends disastrously, each of THE LYONS take their first tentative steps toward making a new human connection in this intense and comedic tale.

Auditions will be held at TheatreWorks, 5 Brookside Ave., New Milford (next to the CVS) on Monday, December 8 and Tuesday, December 9 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

THE LYONS is under the direction of Matt Austin of Danbury.

Auditions will consist of reading from the script. All roles are available and both professionals and amateurs are welcome. No appointments are necessary. TheatreWorks offers a stipend to all performers, technicians, and directors. For character breakdowns, to download audition sides, and to get more info, visit:

Rehearsals begin in January with performances running February 20 to March 14, 2015.

TheatreWorks is an award-winning, non-Equity theatre company, named Best Community Theater in Connecticut for 2014 by Connecticut Magazine. TheatreWorks is located on 5 Brookside Avenue, just off Route 202 (next to the CVS), in New Milford, CT.


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