Auditions for:

by Sam Shepard

Directed by Terry Veal

When: 2:00-4:30 p.m. Saturday, October 28, 2017 - Readings from the script. Plan to arrive no later than 3:30 p.m.; if needed, callbacks will be at 5:30 pm Sunday, October 29.

Where: At Carpenter Square Theatre, located at 800 W. Main. Parking is free on the street, at Dagwell Dixie next door, and in nearby parking lots.

What: Bring a recent photo and résumé.

Hard copy perusal scripts will be available for a $10 refundable deposit. Please call CST at 405-232-6500 or email to make arrangements to check out a script. Call or contact Melinda before dropping by to make sure a script is available and someone is in the office to check it out to you.
Office Hours: Closed Mondays. Open Tuesdays through Fridays 1-6:00 pm.

Performance dates: January 12-13, 18-21, and 25-27, 2018. (Brush-up rehearsal on January 17.)

Rehearsals: Read-thru the week of November 20. There will be several days off for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s worked into the schedule. Most rehearsals are scheduled Mon-Fri at 7 p.m. with Saturday or Sunday rehearsals scheduled only if needed to accommodate week-night conflicts. 1st tech is the afternoon of Sunday, January 7.

CAST: 2 Men both aged mid-60s. Director will read men age 50+ to play 60s).

AMES (60s) He’s been kicked out of the house by his wife because he played around one too many times, and so he’s retreated to an old country house where he was threatening suicide. He has turned to his long-time buddy Byron for someone to listen as bemoans his situation. He has recently become interested in the night sky and phases of the moon. Maybe he has always been miserable. He’s grieving.

BYRON (60s) Ames’ friend who has been married to a woman named Lacey for quite some time, but he’s “not all that handy anymore” in the bedroom. When Ames called at 3:00 a.m. he dropped everything and hopped a bus to see his old friend of 50 years. Late in the play we learn he is grieving Lacey’s death.


A gruff, affecting, and funny play. Byron and Ames are old friends, reunited by mutual desperation. Ames has retreated to an old shack to lick his wounds after his wife kicked him out of their house for some adulterous indiscretion he can’t even recall. Over bourbon on ice, they reflect and bicker until fifty years of love, friendship, and rivalry are put to the test at the barrel of a gun.

"A poignant and honest continuation of themes that have always been present in the work of one of this country's most important dramatists, here reconsidered in the light and shadow of time passed." —NY Times.

"Finely wrought…as enjoyable and enlightening as a night spent stargazing." —Talkin' Broadway.

"...Sam Shepard’s two-hander ‘Ages of the Moon’ presents itself as the dolefully funny but emotionally arid ruminations of two old coots as they sit on the front porch, getting drunk and watching the sun go down on their sorry lives." – Variety.


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Updated: October 18, 2017


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