Auditions for "Manuscript" by Paul Grellong
In the bedroom of a Brooklyn Heights brownstone, three ambitious college freshmen confront the discovery of an unpublished manuscript that can guarantee success. It’s winter break; the parents are out of town; and David is the host of this gathering. His best friend, Chris, is coming over with his new girlfriend from college, Elizabeth. Elizabeth is a famous author and David an aspiring one. They’ve come to party before a fancy holiday ball. But when Chris makes a run to get their drugs for the evening, they spin out of control on their manipulative quest for fame and, ultimately, revenge. Little is what it seems, and no one can be trusted as plot twists pile up, and the play hurtles towards a surprise ending.
M, 18 years old. An aspiring novelist, slim, brainy, cagey, with a nervous sort of energy. Best friends with Chris and enamored of Elizabeth. Has a forceful kiss with Elizabeth.
M or F, 19 years old. Athletic, wealthy, warm, and trusting. Best friends with David and boyfriend/girlfriend of Elizabeth. Has a quick kiss with Elizabeth.
F, 18 years old. Pretty, sharp, quick-witted, and ambitious. A famous artist with a cutthroat edge. Girlfriend of Chris. Kisses both David and Chris.