DON’T DRINK THE WATER, The Barley Sheaf Players, 06/18/2017

Theater: The Barley Sheaf Players
Theater Website:
Theater Phone: (610) 363-7075

Start date of auditions: 06/18/2017

Auditions at the theater
Sunday June 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Tuesday June, 20 2017 at 7:00 pm

Show Synopsis
The Hollanders wanted nothing more than a simple vacation. Instead, they’re forced to take refuge in an American embassy behind the Iron Curtain, barely escaping the Communist authorities accusing them of espionage. It’s quickly clear that “refuge” is to be taken lightly, as the embassy is being run by the absent ambassador’s inept son. What starts as a vacation, turns to a prisoner exchange, then a daring escape attempt, all with undertones of comedy… and a budding romance!

Cast requirements:
Number of Women: 4–8 (20s–60s)
Number of Men: 6–10 (20s–60s)

The show is a farcical comedy set in the 1960s behind the Iron Curtain. Accents will be required for some characters, but they are optional at the auditions. Auditions will comprise cold readings from the script. Some roles may be doubled, depending on turnout and actor preferences. You only need to attend one of the above audition sessions in order to be considered. You should plan to spend approximately two hours at the theatre for auditions, more or less. No appointments are necessary, and all roles are open.

For detailed character descriptions, please see our theater website.

If you have any questions about auditions, you may e-mail the director at

Rehearsals for Don’t Drink the Water will be on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings. Tech rehearsals will be held on September 3 through 6. Please bring a list of any conflicts you may have to auditions.

Performances will be held on September 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, and 23 at 8:00pm and September 17 at 2:00 pm.

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Patricia Bradford

Patricia Bradford

Patricia Bradford holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. She has performed, directed and produced theatre throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Ms. Bradford is founder and Managing Artistic Director of Bare Stage Theatre. Leading STAGE Magazine has become a consuming passion - one which combines her many artistic skills, theatrical contacts and administrative abilities. She is thrilled to be carrying on the vision that was begun by Holley Webster over 30 years ago, and leading STAGE to new levels of success.

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