Here’s your opportunity to be on stage or back stage with Players of Utica!

Auditions: February 6th and 7th at 7:00pm at Players of Utica – 1108 State Street, Utica

Show Dates: Mar. 31 – April 2, 7-9.


  • 6 FEMALES…To play age range 20’s through 60’s
    (one strong singer, guitar player a plus but not necessary)
  • 6 MALES…To play age range 20’s through 60’s.

No preparation needed – cold read for audition.

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Sordid Lives (A black comedy about white trash)

Peggy Ingrham, A good Christian woman, dies when she hits her head on the sink after tripping over the wooden legs of her lover in a motel bathroom setting off fireworks within an already dysfunctional family.

One of her daughters is in denial over the fact her son is gay and relieved her brother, A Tammy Wynette impersonator, has been confined to a mental institution for 23 years.

The characters of this delicious comedy are not afraid of having affairs, cross dressing and stripping to their skivvies. But they neither shy away from serious themes like bigotry, guilt, homosexuality, forgiveness and acceptance.

The play teeters on a knife’s edge between the hilarious improbable and the achingly real.

With a cast of 14 colorful characters including the deceased matriarch, Sordid Lives will remind you of people you know and love. They might seem larger than life until you begin to examine your own family tree.


Players of Utica holds open auditions for all of our Subscription Season performances and for season extras. The general public is welcome to audition for any production that has been posted to this page. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for casting without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We thank you for your interest in and support of Players of Utica!