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Bergen County Players, inc.

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The Typists: Auditions

When

Auditions

March 2, 2019 (Saturday) at 10:30am

Where

Bergen County Players
298 Kinderkamack Road
Oradell, NJ 07649

Roles

CHARACTERS

  • Paul, a married man, is studying law at night, and with his uncle already in successful practice there is every hope that his future will be a promising one.
  • Sylvia, the supervisor, of the two employee office, has a few dreams herself – mostly of the romantic variety often indulged in by not so young spinsters with widowed mothers to support.

Age range…young…30’s 40’s…. They age during the show  (subtle, makeup, glasses, etc). They end up in their sixties



THE PLAY

When Paul Cunningham reports for work addressing postcards for a mail order house, he makes it clear to fellow worker Sylvia Payton, that his employment is strictly temporary.

Paul, a married man, is studying law at night, and with his uncle already in successful practice there is every hope that his future will be a promising one. Sylvia, the supervisor, of the two employee office, has a few dreams herself – mostly of the romantic variety often indulged in by not so young spinsters with widowed mothers to support.

Paul and Sylvia hit it off well, and as Paul’s “temporary” tenure stretches on from weeks to months to years, the two become involved in the shared experience of close daily contact. And within the short span of the play, they begin to age and grow gray.

While they go on chattering of the important things that have happened to them and of the bright future which will be coming up any day, the futility of their existence because increasingly evident. And when they finally dodder off with a friendly “good night” to their unseen employer, we have witnessed a cycle of life complete with the humor, sadness, self-delusion and reconciliation which underlie and infuse the human condition.

The Off-Broadway production of this sparkling two-character play earned the author the Vernon Rice Award and the Outer Circle Award for Best New Playwright.

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