Our production's search for Curley's Wife, proved difficult, if only because there wasn't exactly a glut of women around who fit what the part called for. Curley's Wife wants to be in her twenties, she should be quite dainty as to accent the physical relationship between her and Lenny, you want her to be pretty, sexy, and able to play vulnerable, even though she's bitter and creates all kinds of havoc among the men in the camp. Try and find you one of those in the Weekly Trader classifieds.
After reading five or six well-intended women, the only gal anywhere close to being near what we wanted was only seventeen years old, and though she played older than her age, it would be tough for her to pull off the role. That's when, with only ten minutes remaining in the casting session, the door at the end of the hall swung open and in walked.
To be continued.
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