LTGI Preps for Comedy “Daddy’s Dyin’ Who’s Got the Will?”
Auditions Thursday December 5 and Friday December 6 at TAMIU
Laredo Theatre Guild International (LTGI) continues their Special 5th Anniversary Season with “Daddy’s Dyin’ Who’s Got the Will?” a comedy by Del Shores about a Texas family dealing with their father’s imminent death and their collective dysfunction. Auditions for this production will be this Thursday, December 5th from 7PM to 9PM and Friday, December 6th from 7PM to 9PM at the Texas A&M International University Student Center, room 236.
Directed by Carllyn Walker and produced by Joe Arciniega, “Daddy’s Dyin’ Who’s Got the Will?” follows the story of the Turnover family from Lowake, Texas reunited because their father suffered a life-threatening physically and mentally debilitating stroke. As with “Steel Magnolias,” LTGI’s smash hit comedy last season, the humor in “Daddy’s Dyin’ Who’s Got the Will?” is embedded within the story’s relationship dynamics and situations, making it simultaneously hilarious, moving, and relatable. The Los Angeles Times called it “A well written piece of mainstream theatre that’s consistently funny and occasionally touching,” and show business publication Variety called it “A masterful comedy.”
The cast of eight includes three men and five women ranging in ages from 30s to 50s with four of them to credibly play siblings. Two of the key roles require a man and a woman of advanced ages, or credibly able to play from age 60 up. Actors will be asked to read from scripts provided at auditions.
Of unique interest with this production is that LTGI has entered into arrangements with Del Shores, the playwright of “Daddy’s Dyin’…,” to join us in Laredo as a special guest for the premiere on January 31, 2014. Other plans locally with the playwright, including a weekend acting workshop, will soon be announced. Mr. Shores, a former Texan now living in Los Angeles, is also an actor, screenwriter, director and producer. He was born in Winters, Texas, but also spent some of his teen years in Zapata.
LTGI’s “Daddy’s Dyin’ Who’s got the Will?” will debut on Friday, January 31, 2014 and run through Sunday, February 9th in TAMIU’s Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Theatre.
Laredo Theater Guild International is a 501c3 nonprofit community based theater organization presenting its 5th season of quality theatrical productions at Texas A&M International University and Laredo Community College with the primary goal being to provide relevant theatrical entertainment of the highest caliber, while growing and developing the local performer, production, audience, and patron communities.
For more information about the auditions, the upcoming productions or the workshops with Del Shores, please call LTGI at (956) 319-8610, email LTGI at email@example.com, or visit LTGI on the web at www.laredotheaterguild.com