Auditions For Division Street

Director Kelly DiMauro will be holding auditions for Steven Tesich’s Division Street at West Coast Players Theatre on Sunday and Monday, May 9 and 10 at 6:00 pm both evenings. Division Street is a slapstick farce set in 1980 on . . . wait for it . . . Division Street in Chicago. Chris Adrian, once a leader of the anti-war movement in the 60’s, is trying to hide his past and become an upstanding, productive citizen. But a bad experience with stuffed cabbage exposes him and traps him between an angry restaurant owner seeking redemption and old friends looking for him to lead a revival of the movement.


Characters are:

Chris Adrian – Former anti-war movement leader. 37 years old.

Mrs. Bruchnski – Chris’ landlord. Late 50’s – early 60’s. Black woman with a Polish accent.

Yovan – Serbian owner of the New World Bar and Grill. Mid to late 40’s. Speaks with an Eastern European accent.

Betty (J.B.) – Black transsexual female police officer.

Nadia – Yovan’s 19-year-old daughter

Roger O’Dwyer – Late 30’s. Another of Chris’ old friends.

Dianah Adrian – Chris’ estranged wife. Early to mid-thirties. Speaks in song lyrics.

Sal – Dianah’s lawyer from Legal Aid. Late thirties.


If you like comedy . . . especially physical comedy . . . this is the play for you.


Performances are July 8 through July 18, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.


Auditions will be held at the theatre, with readings from the script. All attendees must wear a face mask and practice social distancing. Actors may be asked to temporarily remove their face mask while auditioning. No performers paid.

West Coast Players is located at 21905 US Highway 19 North, Clearwater. For complete directions, visit “Directions” under the “About Us” tab on this website.