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TO BE DETERMINED - Auditions for "Mom's Gift" by Phil Olson

Updated: Mar 16, 2020

Auditions will consist of cold readings of selected scenes from the script.

A mother’s ghost shows up at her husband’s birthday party with a mission. A tale filled with heart-wrenching humor!

In this comedy with a heart, Mom has been dead for 11 months and shows up at her husband’s birthday party as a ghost with a mission. Like Clarence in It’s a Wonderful Life, she has to accomplish a task to earn her wings, only what the task actually is, is a mystery. There are so many things to fix. The problem is complicated by the fact that the only person who can hear or see Mom is her daughter who has been ordered by the court to spend Dad’s birthday with him as part of her anger management program. One by one the family's secrets are peeled away revealing a shocking truth that surprises even our ghost.

Suggested audience: Adults and Teens

Cautions: None

Cast of Characters:

2 men, 5 women

Kat: 30. The older sister. Plain, extremely smart. Acerbic, but likeable, with a sense of humor. Vulnerable and sympathetic. Playfully sarcastic. Not mean spirited.

Mom: 60. Good sense of humor. Deeply caring. Vikings fan.

Dad: 60. A doctor. Nice guy. Reserved. Holds cards close to the vest.

Brittney: 22. The younger sister. Pretty. A Hooters Girl. Peppy, ditzy, sincere, genuine, not sarcastic.

Trish: 45. Pretty. A nurse. Kind.

Kevin: 30. Neighbor growing up. Good looking, successful business person, jock in high school.

Mrs. Norquist (Voiceover): 70’s. Neighbor. A little loopy. We never see her. (Voiceover, can double cast, or if you would like, you can show her.)


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