by John Cariani
Directed by Kit Colbourn
Audition Date: Sunday November 17 & Monday November 18 at 7pm
It’s midwinter in the not-really-organized town of Almost, Maine, and the average temperature is minus 3° but we find warmth in the cold, under the glow of the northern lights. This very human play takes a look at love, connection, and disconnection in a genuine, funny, and sometimes awkward way. And isn’t that just like love in all its forms?
A short contemporary monologue is encouraged and will be heard, but not required.
Callbacks, if necessary, will take place on Monday the 18th. Everyone will be informed of results afterwards individually.
Please direct any questions to the director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6 – 8 actors needed to play 19 roles. Roles are wide open with regard to age, gender, ethnicity. Let’s see who shows up!
PETE and GINETTE who have been dating a little while.
EAST, a repairman, and GLORY, a hiker.
JIMMY, an HVAC guy, SANDRINE, his ex-girlfriend, and a salty WAITRESS.
MARVALYN, a woman who is very good at protecting herself, and STEVE, an open, kind fellow whose brother protects him.
GAYLE and LENDALL, longtime girlfriend and boyfriend.
RANDY and CHAD, two “County” boys.
DEENA and SHELLY, two “County” girls.
PHIL, a hard-working husband, and MARCI, his hard-working wife.
HOPE, who has traveled the world, and a MAN, who has not.
RHONDA, a tough woman, and DAVE, the not-so tough man who loves her.
In A Word
by Lauren Yee
Directed by Christine Crawfis
Audition Date: January 5, 2020 at 2pm
Grief and comedy collide in this lyrical, absurdist journey on how to get over, get around and get through what haunts you. Today is the two-year anniversary of Fiona’s son’s disappearance, and still, nothing makes sense to her. Not her blasé husband, the incompetent detective, or the neighborhood kidnapper who keeps introducing himself in the checkout line. As Fiona delves back into her memories of that fateful day, to uncover that crucial missing piece, grief and comedy collide, and ordinary turns of phrase take on dangerous new meanings.
IN A WORD is part of our CP2 Readers Theatre Series
FIONA – female, 30s-40s
GUY – male, 30s-40s, Fiona’s husband
MAN – male, multiple people:*
KIDNAPPER* – a guy you’d otherwise hang out with
DETECTIVE* – missing persons detective
TRISTAN* – seven years old, smart, different, maybe has Asperger’s
PRINCIPAL* – Ted, Fiona’s boss
ANDY* – Guy’s friend, a real nice f***er
OFFICER* – police officer on the day of the kidnapping
* all roles played by Actor #2
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by David Ringwood
Auditions: January 19th & 20th at 7pm
Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy is a story of shenanigans, hijinks, and tomfoolery as a lowly servant endeavors to scheme his way to freedom in this antic romp through Rome with desperate lovers, scheming neighbors, and scandalous secrets behind every toga. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors and a showgirl or two. This big Roman musical will have you dancing in the aisles with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville!
Sponsored by Thomas, Drohan, Waxman, Petigrow, & Mayle, LLP