Adapted for the stage by Dan Gordon
Based on the novel by Larry McMurty a
nd the
screenplay by James L. Brooks of the Motion Picture
produced by Paramount Pictures Corporation

Challenges in life and love test the resilience of a mother-daughter relationship in Dan Gordon’s adaptation of Terms of Endearment, based on the book by Pulitzer Prize-winner Larry McMurtry and James L. Brooks’s screenplay of the Oscar-winning film. Though Emma is often exasperated by her highly-opinionated mother, Aurora, they talk every day about their problems, from Aurora finding unexpected love even as she becomes a reluctant grandmother, to Emma’s struggle in her troubled marriage. But when they need one another most, will they be able to find courage in each other? This funny and touching story captures the delicate, sometimes fractured bonds between mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, and lovers, both old and new.

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Presented by The Levoy Theatre
Directed by Walter Webster


March 1, 8:00pm
March 2, 2:00pm
March 3, 3:00pm

All performances will take place at The Levoy Theatre, 130 High St N, Millville, NJ 08332. Rehearsals will take place at The Levoy Theatre and The Levoy Arts & Education Center.


💔 Aurora Greenway

Gender: Female
Age Range: 50 – 70

Mother of Emma with whom she has a complex, strong, yet caring relationship. She’s completely involved in her daughter’s family problems. Smart, “hard-to–please,” she is passionate in life and love. Attractive, boldly direct, Aurora has us laughing in her most controlling moments.

💔 Emma Greenway

Gender: Female
Age Range: 20 – 39

Realistic, feisty when she needs to be, sees the good in life. As smart as her Mom, she has the heart of a lioness and is deeply committed to her husband, her children, and her mother. She navigates the tempestuous waters of family relationships with perceptive understanding and humor.

💔 Garrett Breedlove

Gender: Male
Age Range: 50 – 69

Next-door neighbor to Aurora. A retired astronaut. A womanizing alcoholic who has let himself go. Develops a tenuous and surprising relationship with Aurora. Despite his incorrigible behavior he certainly has his charming and endearing moments and has Aurora’s back in the end.

💔 Flap Horton

Gender: Male
Age Range: 20 – 39

Emma’s high school sweetheart and now wayward husband. Inattentive to Emma, except for spontaneous sex. Trying to find his own path he accepts a position of a college professor in Des Moines, Iowa, separating the family hundreds of miles from Emma’s meddlesome mother. Tries to step up for Emma in the end.

💔 Patsy Clark / Doris / Nurse

Gender: Female
Age Range: 18 – 39

Emma’s best girlfriend who continues on to college, eventually becoming successful in New York City. Also smart, full of life, a dedicated friend, she is always there for Emma. Plays additional roles: Doris (young date of Garrett) and the nurse in the hospital.

💔 Doctor Maise / Rudyard Greenway

Gender: Male
Age Range: 40 – 69

Emma’s doctor, impatient, clinical, brusque, and not very forthcoming at first. Plays other role: Rudyard Greenway (Aurora’s husband).


AUDITION DATES / TIMES: January 17, 7:00pm, and January 23, 7:00pm. Sides will be provided at the audition to read from. Prior preparation and memorization of the material is not necessary.

Due to safety concerns regarding the weather, auditions for Tuesday, January 16, have been canceled.

Additional auditions have been added for Tuesday, January 23, 7:00pm. These auditions will run approximately one hour.

LOCATION: The Levoy Theatre, 130 High St N, Millville, NJ 08332

This is a non-equity production, but all actors will receive a travel stipend at the end of the production. All roles are available!

Rehearsals will begin directly after auditions (dependent on cast conflicts). Rehearsals will typically be held on Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays. Not all performers may be asked to attend all rehearsals.

Tech week will run from February 25–29. Performances will be March 1-3. No absences will be accepted during tech week or performances. 

We look forward to having you join us at auditions for TERMS OF ENDEARMENT!

– Terms of Endearment Production Staff


Auditions for Terms of Endearment are now closed. Please join us for the next production!