Rubbery with Violets, Or, If You Can See This, Thank Your Optician

By Siobhán Edge

Directed by Jan Levine Thal

Doctors and thieves. Patients and impatience. Mix-ups, slip-ups, trip-ups, pick-ups, hold-ups, cock-ups, and lock-ups. Birth, mirth, howlers, growlers, puns, guns, sons . . . and the Marines. A fast-paced romp using wordplay and physical comedy, proving once again that laughter is, indeed, the best medicine.

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

Performances: July 6-28, 2012

Performance Times: Opens Friday July 6, runs through Saturday, July 28 – every Thursday, Friday, Saturday in July at 8pm

Ticket Prices: $9

Call 608-244-8338 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Where: Hawthorn branch of the Madison Public Library meeting room, 2707 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53704. Ample parking -- the library is located in a strip mall (with Walgreens, Burger King, etc.).

Tuesday 5/15/2012, 6pm
Wednesday 5/16/2012, 6pm

Auditioners please arrive by 6pm. Note – the library closes at 8pm so please arrive on time.

Scripts are available in advance. Jan Levine Thal 608-663-5814 or

Headshots and resumes are welcome but not required. Two-minute contemporary comic monologues are welcome but not required. Actors will be asked to read from the script. Please come dressed to move and with a full list of any conflicts. Please be prepared to list your conflicts accurately on the audition form.

CHARACTERS: Five women, four men aged 20s to 70s. Some actors may be asked to play multiple roles.

REHEARSALS: Saturdays and Sundays 1pm-4pm, and Mondays through Thursdays 7pm-10pm. They will begin Saturday, May 26. Note, this is Memorial Day weekend and is a required rehearsal.

Important dates to know—the dress rehearsal for this play is Wednesday, July 4. The cast will vote on what time of day to hold that rehearsal. Thursday, July 5 will be an invited preview. Wednesday, July 11 will be a required brush-up rehearsal.

PERFORMANCES: July 6-28 at 8pm—every Thursday, Friday and Saturday for four weekends. Call time will generally be at 6:30 pm.

Questions? Problems? Jan Levine Thal 608-663-5814 or