Sunday, Aug 29 @ 2PM

Monday, Aug 30 @ 7PM

The Sunshine Boys

by Neil Simon

The story follows the attempt by a young theatrical agent to re-unite his elderly uncle, a former vaudevillian great, with his long-time stage partner for a TV reunion.  Despite their celebrated reputation, the two old-men have not spoken in twelve years. Besides remastering their sketch, the two men have numerous issues to work out before they are ready to return to the public eye.


Gulfport Players' Back Door Theater

1619 49th Street S, Gulfport FL 33707

Resumes and headshots useful but not mandatory. Please arrive early to complete an audition form.

Masks required for admittance to auditions and must be worn at all times except when seated. Socially-distant seats.

Cold readings from the script. Non-paid performers.

Patrick Brafford directs the cast of 5 males, 2 females.

WILLIE - one half of the famous vaudeville duo known as the Sunshine Boys. Willie is cranky, fiercely independent man, not as young as he used to be, and nostalgically protective of the glory days of his glamorous past.

BEN - Willie's nephew and only living relative, an agent, frequently driven to heart palpitations by his frustration with his uncle, whom he looks after.

AL LEWIS - the former vaudeville partner of Willie, who abruptly decided to retire after 43 years of performing. Now elderly, he lives with his daughter and her young family.


EDDIE - young and efficient assistant TV director at CBS

PATIENT - a minor member of the doctor sketch

BURLESQUE NURSE  a young attractive woman, playing a nurse in the Sunshine Boys doctor sketch

REGISTERED NURSE - a sensible, brusque healthcare practitioner hired to look after Willlie.


Nov 11-21, 2021

Catherine Hickman Theater

If you have questions about auditions, please contact

Gulfport Community Players