Two roles are being cast next week for the upcoming production of Rosies: The Women Who Riveted the Nation. Actors interested in auditioning should attend the open call on Thursday, February 1 at Flashback Theater Co. from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Roles to be Cast:

Lonnie – 30s-60s. Male. Has toughened up to make the hard calls as manager of the women on the production line.

Minnie – mother to Rose, 50s. Worries about her daughter getting along alone.

Rehearsal Dates:

First Read: Sunday, March 25, 2018
Staging Rehearsals: April 3 – 27, 2018
Technical Rehearsals: April 29 – May 2, 2018

Performance Dates:

Thursday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m.
*Saturday, May 5 at 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 6 at 2:30 p.m.
*Thursday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m.
*ºSaturday, May 12 at 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 13 at 2:30 p.m.
*Denotes Junior Cast performance.
ºDenotes a private group performance.

What to Prepare:

Actors should prepare a 60 second monologue for the audition, and, if available, bring a headshot and performance resume. Actors will be asked to perform cold readings from the script. Anyone who wishes to read the script in advance may do so at Flashback Theater during regular business hours: Tuesday – Friday, 11:00 – 4:00. The perusal copy must remain at Flashback Theater.

About the Production

Rosies: The Women Who Riveted the Nation
by Amber Frangos
directed by Sommer Schoch

Rose Leigh Abbott left her small town Kentucky home to support the war effort and her children. Widowed with two small children she became a working single mother during World War II and became the face of Rosie the Riveter for the war bond films shown in movie theaters across the nation. Her efforts and those of her coworkers Margie, Doris, and Kay are vital in bringing the war to its victorious end.

This production was workshopped in July 2017 at Flashback Theater, and had a staged reading in August 2017. The main character is based on real life Rosie the Riveter, Rose Leigh Abbott (later known as Rose Will Monroe), who was born in Science Hill. You can learn more about the icon here.