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Announcing Auditions for Night Watch!

Old Library Theatre, Fair Lawn Recreation Department’s resident theater company, will hold auditions for Night Watch on Monday, April 22nd from 7-9pm and Tuesday, April 23rd from 7pm - 9pm with callbacks by invitation on Thursday, April 24th from 7pm-9pm.  Auditions will be held at The George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation, 10-10 20th St. Fair Lawn, NJ downstairs in the teen room. 

The production will be directed by Cynthia Ross, and co-produced by Jeff Parsons & Dave Toussas.

There will be three performances the weekend of June 21-23, 2024.

Show Description

Night Watch begins with Elaine Wheeler, unable to sleep, pacing the living room of her Manhattan townhouse, troubled by unsettling memories and vague fears. Her husband tries to comfort her, but when he steps away for a moment, Elaine screams as she sees (or believes she sees) the body of a dead man in the window across the way. After the police investigate and dismiss her frantic pleas, her husband calls in a psychiatrist who believes that Elaine should commit herself to a sanitarium for treatment. The plot moves quickly and grippingly as those involved—Elaine's old friend and house guest Blanche; the inquisitive and rather sinister man who lives next door; and the nosy German maid Helga—all contribute to the deepening suspense as the play draws towards its riveting and chilling climax.

About Auditions

Auditions for Night Watch will be held:

● Monday, April 22, 7-9pm SIGN UP HERE

● Tuesday, April 23, 7-9pm SIGN UP HERE

Pre-registration, via the links above, is encouraged, but not required. Those who pre-register for an audition date will be seen before those who walk in. If you have a headshot and resume, please bring a copy of each with you. If you do not have a headshot, we may ask to take a photo of you at the audition. All roles are open.

No Video Submissions Permitted

You can complete the AUDITION FORM online.

Any specific questions about auditions do not hesitate to reach out to the director at

Cast of Characters *** All Ages are Relative ***:

  • Elaine Wheeler – Protagonist, 30-45, emotionally unstable, feels betrayed

  • Blanche Cooke – Elaine’s best friend, 30-45 nurse, efficient, tailored

  • Helga – Wheeler’s maid, 40-60, suspicious

  • Curtis Appleby – Busybody neighbor, 50-65, amateur sleuth

  • Dr. Tracey Lake – Noted psychologist, 30-50 professional

  • John Wheeler – Elaine’s husband, 30-45, stocks and bonds broker, all business

  • Lt. Walker – Homicide detective, 40-55, has no time for crazy women

  • Vanelli – Young 20’s, patrolperson, has an eye for art

  • Sam Hoke – 40-60-Owner of local deli, working class, murder is hurting his business

Audition Sides: CLICK HERE

Note: If cast, all actors are expected to participate in ONE of the following:

Becoming a Friend of OLT OR Purchasing or selling an ad in the show’s playbill OR Contributing an item for sale at the concession stand

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