Audition Call Board


Audition Notice: It Runs in the Family

The Community Theatre League is holding open auditions for the ​MAINSTAGE SERIES​ production of


It Runs in the Family

a comedy by Ray Cooney
Directed by Keith Wagner


Auditions on March 1 & 2, 2020 at 7:00pm

100 West Third Street, Williamsport, PA

Performances: ​April 24, 25, 30, May 1 & 2 at 7:30pm, April 26 & May 3 at 2:00pm

​About the Show:​

In a London hospital, the esteemed Dr. Mortimore is on the brink of delivering a life-changing presentation to an international conference of neurologists. But first, he must fend off a paternity suit, an ex-wife, a punkish son, and various other farcical lunatics so that he may, at last, deliver the Ponsonby Lecture.

What to prepare:

Audition Sides will be posted soon!


Character Descriptions:

DR. DAVID MORTIMORE – Male 40 to 60 (Lead)

Pretentious chief Neurologist at St. Andrew’s Hospital, preparing to make a career-making speech at an important medical conference.  Emotional, deceptive.

DR. HUBERT BONNEY – Male 30 to 45 (Lead)

Eager to please and somewhat whimp-ish.  Mortimore drags him into his deceptions where he begins to flourish.


JANE TATE – Female 30 to 50 (Lead)

Pretty, likeable former nurse; a good mother, though perhaps overly protective.


LESLIE TATE – Male 16 to 22 (Lead)

Punk exterior; exudes a constant physical threat, though surprisingly intellectual and Very Emotional; uses very simple logic; excitable.


DR. MIKE CONNOLLY – Male 20 to 35 (Supporting)

An exuberant, boyish doctor who loves acting and dressing up; eager to please but is often frenetic.

ROSEMARY MORTIMORE – Female 35 to 50 (Supporting)

Head doctor David Mortimore's attractive wife; she is refined, outgoing and pleasant; nothing gets past her.

MATRON – Female 30 to 60 (Supporting)

A no-nonsense type of woman; robust, ample, strict, a rule follower.


SIR WILLOUGHBY DRAKE – Male 45 to 75 (Supporting)

Chair of the Board of St. Andrew’s Hospital; a stern administrator, and a bit out of touch with what really goes on in the hospital.


POLICE SERGEANT – Male 30 to 60 (Supporting)

Practical; down to earth; by the book; no sense of humor; he is logic.


BILL LESLEY – Male 55 to 80 (Supporting)

Eccentric and fun-loving; his self-image is 35 years ago; his brain has short circuited.


MOTHER BONNEY – Female 60 to 80 (Supporting)

Auntie Mame’s grandmother; always on the verge of throwing a party, though never actually doing so; if it were not for her daily, vigilant efforts, the world would be chaos; completely ineffectual.


SISTER – Female 18 to 30 (Supporting)

Incredibly pleasant and efficient nurse at the hospital; no one knows anything about her and everyone constantly forgets she exists.


IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.

IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY is sponsored by Jeff & Kristine Conklin

All roles, unless otherwise announced, are open. CTL encourages anyone who is interested to audition and is always eager to welcome new faces and fresh talent to its stage. Except as specifically required by the author for certain roles, The Community Theatre League has a non-discrimination casting policy, open to members of all races, sexes, creeds, orientations, and abilities. We encourage members of diverse backgrounds and abilities to audition for our productions.

Dates for 2019-2020 Auditions!

 All auditions will be held at 7pm, unless otherwise advertised. Information on what to prepare will be put out 2-3 weeks in advance of auditions.

​It Runs in the Family​ - March 1 & 2, 2020

​Matilda​ - April 5 & 6, 2020