Auditions at The Weekend Theater

The Weekend Theater will hold auditions for upcoming productions of “The House that Will Not Stand” and “Steel Magnolias” on Saturday, June 23, at 10 a.m. and Sunday, June 24, at 6 p.m. at The Weekend Theater, 7th and Chester streets, Little Rock.
You need to attend only one audition time. Auditions for both shows will consist of cold readings from the script. Those auditioning should also bring a headshot (3×3 maximum).

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The House that Will Not Stand by Marcus Gardley will be directed by Felicia Richardson. Show dates are Aug. 31, Sept. 1, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14 and 15. Rehearsals begin July 28. For more information, contact the director at

The play is set in New Orleans in 1836 after an era of French colonial rule and relative racial acceptance when Louisiana’s free people of color are prospering. Beatrice has become one of the city’s wealthiest women through her relationship with a rich white man. Society is changing, racial divides are growing, and as the household turns on one another in their fight for survival, it could cost them everything.


Lazare Albans, 72, a wealthy white merchant

Beartrice Albans, 50, a free woman of color, his mistress

Agnes Albans, 19, their eldest daughter, sensual

Maude Lynn Albans, 18, the middle daughter – the lightest, spiritual

Odette Albans, 16, the youngest daughter – the darker, romantic

Makeda, 40, a house servant, black and regal

La Veuve, 45, a free woman of color, Beartrice’s sworn enemy

Marie Josephine, 40, Beartrice’s sister, a clairvoyant


Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling will be directed by Duane Jackson. Show dates are Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14 and 15. Rehearsals begin Oct. 13. For more information, contact the director at

Set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, the play centers around the camaraderie of six Southern women who talk, gossip, needle and harangue each other through the best of times – and comfort each other through the worst.


Truvy Jones – 40ish. Beauty shop owner

Annelle Dupuy-Desoto – 19. Beauty shop assistant

Clairee Belcher – 66ish. Widow of former mayor. Grand dame

Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie – 25. Prettiest girl in town.

M’Lynn Eatenton – 50ish. Shelby’s mother. Socially prominent career woman

Ouiser Boudreaux – 66ish. Wealthy curmudgeon. Acerbic but lovable


We are a theater which features plays of social significance, and we strive to treat each other with kindness, empathy and respect. Auditioning with us is designed to be a sharing and learning experience, not a competitive trauma, so please come join our Weekend Theater family!

NEED A HEADSHOT?Dale Ellis Photography logo

The Weekend Theater will offer professional head shots for only $20.00 to those attending the upcoming auditions. You will receive one full color 8×10 and one digital image for one low price. This service is courtesy of Dale Ellis at d.Ellis photos with proceeds to benefit The Weekend Theater.