The historic return of Mae West’s most infamous play
On the weekend of Feb 7th – 9th, at the company’s playhouse at 238 Bradford Street in Provincetown, MA, director David Drake is holding auditions for our 2020 season’s spring opener, the long lost comedy by the American icon Mae West, The Drag. The story of a closeted Park Avenue newlywed and his secret double-life with a band of Greenwich Village “pansies,” The Drag was shut down en route to Broadway in 1927 by the Vice Squad for “corrupting the morals of youths.” We are proud to RE-premiere the Mae West play that never made it to the Great White Way.
SEEKING: 16 non-union actors for speaking roles. (Non-speaking ensemble extras also sought.) Male and Female roles, ages: 20s – 60s. Performed as an old-fashioned melodrama, the wide range of types sought include: romantic ingénues to character thugs to judges, doctors, cab drivers, butlers, and drag queens. All roles open. No costumes necessary at tryouts.
Sides for The Drag available at auditions. A sign-up sheet will be available in the lobby. Auditions will be held on a first-come, first-served basis.
Friday, Feb 7th from 6-10pm
Saturday, Feb 8th from 12noon-5pm
Sunday, Feb 9th from 12noon-5pm
More audition details for The Drag can be found here.