directed by Wayne Puchkors

Auditions and Performances to be held at Beatniks On Conkey, 420 Conkey Street, Hammond, IN

Story Synopsis:

Lawyer Abigail Gersten is brilliant, Jewish, and a First Amendment absolutist. Professor Bernard Cooper is courtly, polite and dedicated to convincing the world that the Holocaust was a Jewish hoax. When the government prosecutes him, he turns to Abby for help. Offended by censorship in any form, she takes the case, but gets quickly drawn into a moral quagmire. Opposing her is an idealistic prosecutor and a venerable Holocaust survivor who call her loyalties into question and make her confront the differences between what is legal and what is right. The conflict that ensues concerns issues of history, memory, free speech, and how the stories we tell about ourselves determine who we are.

"This drama is practically radioactive with relevance. The issues in this case are so loaded that they are guaranteed to push emotional buttons in anyone who sees [it]. And Mr. Sagal is to be admired for offering no easy answers. There is unquestionably the stuff of great drama in Denial." - (New York Times)


This play, which was originally scheduled to be performed last August, was postponed for a year due to the pandemic. We therefore need to recast the following significant roles:


Abigail Gersten .. a prominent, successful lawyer (Jewish, 30 to late 40s)
Adam Ryberg
.. a young prosecutor (Jewish, 25 to late 30s)
Noah Gomrowitz
an eminence (Jewish, 70 to late 80s)

Audition Dates:
Sunday June 13, 2021 (6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.)

Monday June 14, 2021 (7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.)

Performance Dates:
August 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 & 22, 2021

Audition Preparation:

Nothing needs to be prepared. Auditions will include readings from the script. Please be prepared to list all conflicts on audition form.
For further information contact the director Wayne Puchkors at:

Additional Information for Auditions:
Age range, with the exception of Noah Gomrowitz, is a suggestion of the author.
Ages can be adjusted to fit casting.
A slight Jewish accent will be required for the older gentleman.
Rehearsals will begin July 5th. Weekends should be free, unless line memorization or blocking problems occur.

Auditions will be held at Beatniks On Conkey, 420 Conkey Street, Hammond, IN.
Performances at Beatniks On Conkey
420 Conkey St. Hammond, IN         2 blocks east of Hohman Avenue.

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