Audition Notices

Playmasters’ Playhouse is pleased to announce that they are holding auditions for Southern Fried Funeral, at 7 PM on Monday, June 27th, and Tuesday, June 28th, with the table read on Thursday, June 30th.

Southern Fried Funeral

By Osborne & Eppler

Dewey Frye (Sr.) is dead and the rest of his family is left to pick up the pieces - that is if they don’t kill each other first. Not only does matriarch Dorothy have to contend with sudden widowhood, but she’s also faced with church-committee harpy Ozella Meeks sticking her nose in the family business, Dewey’s snake-in-the-grass brother making a grab for her house, and two grown daughters reliving their childhood rivalry. Funerals bring out the worst, the best, and the funniest in people, and the Fryes are no exception. A big-hearted comedy about family - Southern style.

Directed by: James Young

Performance Dates: 
September 16th, 17th, 18th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 29th, 30th
October 1st, 2nd
With a mandatory dress rehearsal: Sunday, September 11th

Rehearsals will be Tuesday and Thursday Nights at 7 PM at Playmasters’ Playhouse, starting July 5th, with additional rehearsals to be added if necessary in late August and September. 

Please email any questions to: ejamesyoung@gmail.com

No sign-ups are necessary. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script and will be held on June 27th and 28th, 2022 at 7 PM at the theater. 

All cast and crew members must provide proof of vaccination against Covid-19. 

Character Breakdown:
NOTE: All characters -- strong on comedy!

🎭Atticus "Attie" Van Leer, He/Him. 30s/40s. A genteel southern real estate lawyer who’s had an on-again off-again romance with the oldest Frye daughter. He’s been employed by the family’s sinister Uncle but is torn between his professional duties and his personal interest in Harlene’s and the family’s welfare as the Uncle attempts to use the law to steal their house.

🎭Benny Charles, He/Him. 50s/60s. Dewer Sr.’s best friend and a friend of the family since high school. Concerned for the widow Frye and her family he does his best to keep things light in the face of grief.


🎭Dewey Fry Jr., He/Him. 20s/30s. The youngest of the Frye children and the only son. A bit spoiled from still living with his parents. He teases his sisters from time to time and has little desire to open up to others.


🎭Fairy June Cooper. She/Her. 50s/60s. A friend of Dorothy’s since high school, and well-meaning in her attempts to help the family through this difficult time, though she is somewhat absent-minded.


🎭Martha Ann Fox, She/Her. 50s/60s. Dorothy’s best friend since high school, first name pronounced “Marthann”. She does her best to help the family through, and tries to run interference between Dorothy and Ozella, while directing the efforts of Benny Charles and Fairy June.


🎭Ozella Meeks, She/Her. 50s/60s+. Chairwoman of the SonShine committee at the church, responsible for ministering to families in times of need, a position she does not take lightly. A bit of a hypocrite, and snoop. Some physical comedy is involved in her role.

All other roles have been cast.