Santa Paula Times

Auditions Backstage at SPTC

May 31, 2013
Santa Paula News

Backstage at Santa Paula Theater Center will hold a reading of “Random Acts,” an original play in two acts  by Michael Perlmutter, for all interested actors in preparations for auditions.

The reading will be on Wednesday, June 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Santa Paula Theater Center, 125 S. 7th Street.

Auditions will be held the following week from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, June 10 and Tuesday, June 11. Auditions are open and do not require an appointment. Rehearsals are scheduled to begin the week of June 16. 

Performances will be August 9 through 25 with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sunday at 4 p.m. (with the exception of the second week, with performances on Thursday, August 15, Friday, August 16 and Sunday, August 18 (there will be a concert on the Main Stage on Saturday, August 17). For more information contact producer Leslie Nichols at or (805) 525-9840. 

“Random Acts” is a two-act play that examines our preconceptions of time, normalcy and our ideology of psychology. June Cessario is a young, newly married psychologist treating an unusual patient (Theodore Stavos) who claims he is unable to linearly integrate his soul with his body. 

While his body ages regularly day to day, like the rest of us, Teddy’s conscience (or soul if you will) is not tethered to the same timetable. He may live a day at the age of 12 and then another at 42, “jumping” between the moments of his own life until the last moment at the end of July. However that date is looming closer, and in order to save his life he must learn to correct course before it’s too late.

Michael Perlmutter is a local playwright, director and actor. As an award winning playwright his work has been presented in Los Angeles, New York and London.  Backstage at SPTC proudly produced his play “Directing Hamlet” as part of their 2011 season, and Michael has contributed to Backstage at SPTC’s yearly one-acts festival with “Everyone Laugh’s at the King’s Jokes.” Most recently Michael’s play “My Perfect Alibi,” which has also been produced locally, has gained national attention as a finalist in HotCity Theatre’s 7th annual New Plays Festival in St. Louis, MO this June.

Auditions will consist of readings from the script. For an advanced perusal copy of the script, contact Anthony Stetson or go to at the bottom of the Random Acts page.