Thursday, March 13, 2008

Mae West: Casting Notice

"COURTING MAE WEST" will have a table reading in the month of March [2008], under the direction of Louis Lopardi, at The Producers Club.
• • A Company of Players will read the script aloud in preparation for a short Workshop Production in Manhattan.
• • Meanwhile, the search continues for the right actress to portray Mae West [1893—1980] — — in this serious-minded comedy that offers a star-making role. During the Prohibition Era, the Brooklyn bombshell was in her thirties. The ideal audition candidate is 25
30 with serious stage training and industrial strength charisma.
• • In Act I, Scene 1, set during December 1926, Mae West is 33 years old and curvy — — but not hefty. The play follows the actress-author through her box office triumph in "Sex"; her arrests, imprisonment, and legal woes (19271930); and ends in Hollywood when the 39-year-old is filming "She Done Him Wrong" for Paramount Pictures in December 1932.
• • Rehearsals begin in May 2008 in Manhattan.
• • Resumes and photo to:
• • A Company of Players
• • Send Email via the web site — —

• • The Producers Club is where the table reading will take place.
• • The Producers Club is located at 358 West 44th Street [between 8th-9th Avenue], New York, NY 10036.
• • Meanwhile, a fundraising effort is in progress. Matching funds have been promised for every dollar raised.
• • "Courting Mae West: Sex, Censorship, and Secrets" will be onstage at the Algonquin Theatre [123 East 24th Street, New York, NY 10010] soon after the Independence Day holidays.
• • Get ready to come up and see Mae onstage in mid-July 2008.
• • Come up and see Mae every day online:

• • Photo:
Mae West • • Barry O'Neill
• • "Sex" 1926 • •

Mae West.

1 comment:

  1. you may want to check out my interview with Anna Berger, where she talks about working with Mae West. feel free to link to it.