Any Given Monday

By Bruce Graham

Directed by Jennifer Lyman

Lenny is a great guy: a good teacher, an excellent father and a loving husband. So when his wife leaves him for a smooth-talking lothario who builds Walmarts, his life is shattered. While Lenny consoles himself with pizza and Monday Night Football, his best friend Mick takes matters into his own hands. Now Lenny must decide what he will stand up for and who he will stand up to. How far is too far to get back to happily-ever-after?

“A dark comedy so offensive, so amoral and so generally unpleasant that you’ll hate yourself for laughing at it. The problem is, you’ll hate yourself a lot.” —NY Post.

“A drawing room fable in which the ends justify the means, and happily ever after includes rooting for injuries—and waiting for the police reports.” —NY Times.

Auditions: July 3 & 5 2017, 7pm – 9pm at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington VA

Call backs: July 6

Rehearsals: Weeknights and some midday Saturdays, July 17 – September 8. Three to four rehearsals a week. The rehearsal schedule will be designed around the cast’s conflicts.

Performances: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm Sept 15-30, 2017 at Gunston 2, 2700 South Lang Street, Arlington, VA

Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Please bring a headshot and resume if possible and be ready to list all conflicts during the rehearsal and performance period of July, August, and September


Sarah – 20-25, loving if judgmental daughter of Lenny and Risa, attending college and searching for a thesis topic and a direction for her life after college. She is distressed that her father passively accepts Risa’s departure from the marriage.

Lenny – 45-60, a Jewish middle school English teacher who loves his wife, old black and white movies, pizza, and football, but has slid into a boring but stable rut. His wife has left him and he is immobile.

Risa – 40-50, a middle age Jewish wife and mother who is dissatisfied with her life and with her husband Lenny but hasn’t really thought through her exit strategy.

Mick – 40-50, a blue-collar transit authority worker and long-time friend of Lenny. He has a stable but stifling life. Hating every football team isn’t giving him enough of an outlet for his unhappiness and resentment for humanity.