Two Witches, No Waiting

by Pat Cook

July 19 - August 17, 2024 Fridays & Saturdays @ 8:00pm
Sundays Aug 4 & 11 @ 2:00pm

Arlene Marcus and her sister, Elzbeth, are known far and wide in South Texas as friendly, charitable and a little eccentric. This is understandable, because it is also known that they are witches. At least, that's the story, especially the one spread by their housekeeper, Opal Dunn, just before she vanished without a trace. Sheriff Jeb Abercrombie seems a little shy about investigating for some reason, which bothers Elzbeth, who has a crush on the lawman. Arlene's son, Jeremy, tries to keep a lid on things by trying to get the sisters to sell their house. And who wants desperately to buy the property? Eustace Sternwood, his fiancés father. Of course, Sternwood didn't reckon on dealing with people who read bumps on his head, a 'recipe book' full of spells and potions and getting lost in Elzbeth's 'mystery room'. Jeremy already has his hands full, so what happens when he seems to be falling in love with Bonnie, the new housekeeper? And just who is she? And why does she keep making reports to someone over her cellphone? It's a heady brew of twists and turns, where barn owls spy on people through windows, closets fly open and even the house itself seems alive. Of course, it's all par for the course, especially when you have Two Witches, No Waiting.

Director Elvin Moriarty is seeking cast members to fill 9 roles.


Sunday, June 2 @ 2:00pm
Monday, June 3 @ 7:30pm

Auditions are held at Theatre Suburbia (5201 Mitchelldale St, Suite A3) on Sunday afternoon and Monday evening following the opening of the prior show. Sign in starts one hour prior to start.

Auditions are open to the public and consist of cold readings from the script. Please bring your resume and headshot if you have them. If not, we have audition forms and a camera. Those cast are required to become a member of the theatre.

Everyone who auditions will receive a complimentary ticket for two to the current production. Additionally, those cast will receive a complimentary ticket for two to their show.

Read through generally occurs the Tuesday or Wednesday following auditions. Full rehearsals normally start the following Monday and run through the opening of the show.

Rehearsals are usually Monday through Thursday evenings, as well as on Fridays once the previous show closes. Additionally, there may be pick up rehearsals on the two Thursdays following opening.

Character Breakdown

Director Elvin Moriarty is seeking cast members to fill 9 roles.

Arlene Marcus ( F | 60 )

An easygoing 60-year-old

Elzbeth ( F )

Arlene’s eccentric younger sister

Opan Dunn ( F )

A panicky housekeeper with a secret

Jeremy Marcus ( M | 30ish )

Arlene’s overly tactful son

Bonnie Webster ( F | 25 )

A bright 25-year-old housekeeper

Sheriff Jeb Abercrombie ( M | 50 )

A laid-back constable

Kit Sternwood ( F | 20s )

A pompous brat

Eustace Sternwood ( M | 50s )

A pushy businessman

Lila Dunn ( F )

Opal’s mother, sort of

Stick around after the Sunday audition. Theatre Suburbia directors will conduct a short workshop to help you improve your auditioning skills.

Want to get involved, but not sure on stage is the place for you? Theatre Suburbia is always looking for volunteers to help out with a variety of things.

Feel free to drop by the theatre during auditions to get a feel for the place, meet others involved here and get more information.

Cast & Crew

Elvin Moriarty

Elvin Moriarty