October 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – October 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

by Neil Simon

Director: Gayle Poor


  • Tuesday 23 October 2018 from 7:00pm
  • Friday 26 October 2018 from 7:00pm


February 15 – March 2, 2019

Weeknights and Saturdays at 8:00pm; Sunday matinees at 2:00pm

Note: The middle Saturday, February 23 has two performances: at 2:00 pm and at 8:00 pm


After the death of their mother, two brothers, Jay and Arty are sent to live with their formidable German grandmother and mentally-challenged Aunt Bella. Meanwhile their dad travels about, desperately trying to scrape enough money together to pay off his debts.

Over the longest ten months of these young boys’ lives, they learn lessons about love, responsibility and the importance of family.

Set in Brooklyn, 1942, this Pulitzer Prize-winning play is a heart-warming testament to Simon’s brilliant talent.


  • Arty (Teenage male): aged 13 -15
  • Jay (Teenage male): brother of Arty; two years older, more mature
  • Grandma (50+): stern, strong; speaks with German accent
  • Louie (30s – 40s): uncle of Arty and Jay; flamboyant
  • Eddie (30s – 40s): father of Arty and Jay; hard-working; nervous around ‘grandma’, his mother
  • Bella (30s – 40s): aunt of Arty and Jay; mentally challenged; loving and protective
  • Gert (30s – 40s): aunt of Arty and Jay; breathing issues.


  • All characters speak with a New York accent, except for Grandma.

Audition Details:

  • Location: 36 Turnham Ave. Rosanna, Vic (opposite Rosanna Railway Station)
  • Accents: All characters speak with a New York accent, except for Grandma, who speaks with a German accent
  • To information about obtaining a copy of the script, please email the Director ([email protected]).
  • There are no specific preparation requirements for audition. You can indicate the role[s] for which you wish to audition when you attend on the day.
  • We request each auditionee bring a named, recent photo (passport-size is ideal) when you attend the audition.
  • For queries, contact the Director: [email protected].


  • Performance dates/times: Evenings at 8.00 pm on Feb 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28 and March 1, 2.
    Matinees at 2.00 pm on Feb 17, 23, 24.
  • Second Saturday of performance, Feb 23, 2019 has two shows, at 2.00 pm and 8.00 pm
  • NOTE: Due to level-crossing-removal works at Rosanna Station, parking outside the theatre can be limited. Off-street parking behind Rosanna Library can be accessed via Douglas Street.