Auditions scheduled for ‘Jake’s Women’

Special to The Log

Open auditions for the Northwest Florida State College fall production of the Neil Simon comedy, “Jake’s Women,” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28 in the Sprint Theater at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. Sign-in begins at 6 p.m. Prepare a one-minute, comic monologue. Call 729-6007 or email

Rehearsals and performances will be held Monday through Friday, with Wednesdays off, from Sept. 3 to Oct. 26.

The play revolves around Jake, a novelist who is more successful with fiction than real life, and who faces a marital crisis by daydreaming about the women in his life. The wildly comic and sometimes-moving flashbacks played in his mind are interrupted by visits from actual females. Jake's women include a revered first wife who was killed years earlier in an accident; his daughter, now a young woman but who is recalled as a child; his boisterous and bossy sister, an opinionated analyst; his current wife, who is leaving Jake for another man; and a prospective third wife. The play calls for a cast of seven females and one male.

Jake, the lead role, was played by Alan Alda during the play’s run on Broadway, and the play will definitely deliver a unique night of comedy.