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02/19/2011 – Fulton Community Theatre to hold auditions for ‘The Queen of Bingo’

Fulton Community Theatre will hold open auditions for its spring production of ‘The Queen of Bingo’ a comedy of love by the numbers by Jeanne Michels and Phyllis Murphy.

Director William Edward White will be looking to fill the roles of ‘Sis’ and ‘Babe’ the two central characters. Auditions will be held on Saturday, February 19 from 1 to 3 PM in Bishop’s Library of Holy Trinity Church, 309 Buffalo Street in Fulton. Auditionees will be asked to read scenes from the script.

‘The Queen of Bingo’ asks the comical question ‘Where can two sisters on the other side of fifty, who want to add a little zest, fun and excitement to their lives, find it?’ Bingo! On any Bingo night at St. Joseph’s, you can find Father Mac, Lonnie and Cindy Conklin, Marge Meranski, Coach Anderson, and the many off beat, colorful regulars we meet through the eyes of Sis and Babe. They dish the dirt, giggle like school girls and share old memories.

The roles of Sis and Babe are sisters over 50 and best friends. They’ve been coming to play Bingo together for years because they love it. Sis is a good loser who just loves to play. Babe is a player who has always got to win. Sis is naturally fit and trim. Babe is naturally overweight and always fighting the battle of the bulge. Sis is content in her widowhood. Babe is still looking for love. They compliment each other in ways only sisters can and they drive each other crazy in that same sisterly fashion. On this particular night, Babe and Sis share something new as they each confesses a secret and finds a special kind of redemption.

The comedy will run weekends – Friday, Saturday, Sundays – May 6 through May 15 on FCT’s home stage in Jubilee Hall at Holy Trinity.