The Riverfront Playhouse

The Drowning Girls
by Daniela Vlaskalic, Beth Graham, and Charlie Tomlinson
Sunday, August 20 @ 7:30pm
Monday, August 21 @ 7:30 pm

The Riverfront Playhouse will hold open auditions for The Drowning Girls by Daniela Vlaskalic, Beth Graham, and Charlie Tomlinson on Sunday & Monday, August 20 & 21 at 7:20 pm at the Riverfront Playhouse, 11-13 S Water Street Mall, Aurora, IL 60505.

About the show:
Bessie Mundy, Alice Burnham, and Margaret Lofty all have two things in common; they were all married to George Joseph Smith and they are all dead. Three women who history would come to refer to as the “brides in the bathtub”. This is their story. Surfacing from the bathtubs they were drowned in, the three breathless brides gather evidence against their womanizing, murderous husband by reliving the events leading up to their deaths.

Director Tim Curtis is looking to cast a total of 3 women for the show.

Bessie, age 33
Margaret, age 38
Alice, age 26

Each actress will play several characters throughout the show. All auditioners should be comfortable with the fact that if cast you will get wet during performances.
You will be performing in a bathtub containing water and have water coming down upon you at times.

Additionally, the director is also looking for a costumer as well as a stage manager who will be responsible for the water effects, tub filling, and onstage safety of all involved.

Performances will be Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm, October 13 – November 18, 2017. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Head shots are not required. Auditions are open to anyone interested, there are no appointments necessary. Questions may be directed to

The Drowning Girls by Daniela Vlaskalic, Beth Graham, and Charlie Tomlinson is produced by special arrangement with PLAYWRIGHTS GUILD OF CANADA
Persons interested in assisting with the technical aspects of the production are also encouraged to attend.
The Riverfront Playhouse is a 501C3 not for profit charitable organization that presents non-equity productions. Participants in productions are not compensated for their appearances nor do we charge our performers to become a member of the Riverfront playhouse.
The Riverfront Playhouse is a Non-Equity production house.


(630) 897-9496
13 South Water Street, Aurora, Illinois, 60505
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