Esther's Descendants

By Jan Levine Thal

Directed by Jan Levine Thal

"A ghost. Some gangsters. Roses."

Mother has died after years of alcoholism and dementia. But in the afterlife, she recovers. In fact, death suits the old psychopath, frustrated as she is that the living can't hear her. Her descendants have inherited a crumbling mansion, a swamp, and a bloody past. Can she guide them to brighter days -- and at what cost?

Produced by Broom Street Theater at Broom Street Theater, 1119 Williamson Street, Madison

Performances: September 9 - October 1, 2016

Performance Times:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8pm
September 9 - October 1

Ticket Prices: $11

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


When: Please arrive at 7pm

Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center, 953 Jenifer St, Madison, WI 53703. Enter from the side door. Come downstairs to the Youth Room.

All auditioners will read from the script. Callbacks, if needed, will be after auditions on Tuesday. Conflicts with auditions? Contact director Jan Levine Thal

Dead Woman -- Jewish mother. Must be able to play 70s or so.
Mimi -- Female African American. 30s-40s
Danika -- Female Jewish police detective. 30s-40s
Josh -- Male Jewish police detective. 30s-50s

Begin Sunday July 31 and are every Sunday through Thursday, 7-10, through September 8 (plus tech weekend, Sept 3 & 4)

Please bring your calendar to auditions and be prepared to list your conflicts. This is an ensemble piece and almost everyone will be called for almost every rehearsal. Too many conflicts will mean you can't be cast.

Thursdays, Friday, Saturday (plus one invited preview and one required brush-up) September 9 through Oct 1

For a pdf of the play, email after June 1, 2016