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Auditions - Almost Maine at St. Dunstan's Theatre
Sunday, Jan 20 & Monday, Jan 21, 2013
... Check in begins at 6:30 PM
Auditions on both days start at 7:00 PM
Call Backs: Monday, Jan 21 at 8:00 PM
St. Dunstan's Theatre Pavilion
400 Lone Pine Rd
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Director: Sandy Prokopp
Assitant Director: Jeff Foust
To receive music and audition cuts and information on the audition process, contact Sandy Prokopp at email@example.com or call 248.207.7474.
Performance Dates: Performance dates are Mar 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22 & 23, 2013. Sunday performances 2:00 PM curtain. All other performances 8:00 PM curtain.
The Story: On a cold, clear, moonless Friday night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star filled sky above, residents of Almost find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways.Knees are bruised; hearts are broken. Love is lost, found, and confounded. But the bruises heal and the hearts mendn“ almost.
Overview of Roles:
This play is comprised of eight magical vignettes, plus a prologue and epilogue, which explore love and loss in a fictional village in northern Maine. This sweet, poignant, and witty play has been described as a “whimsical approach to the joys and perils of romance.” According to the author, the action takes place at nine o’clock on a cold, clear, moonless, slightly surreal Friday night in the middle of the deepest part of a northern Maine winter.
Each scene represents a separate “story,” each of which is presented by two characters, who suddenly find themselves “knocked over” by love. There are 19 different characters in the show. However, my aim is to cast 4 women and 4 men, all of whom will play multiple roles. You are therefore requested to prepare all gender-appropriate parts.
Ages are flexible--ranging from the mid-twenties to mid-fifties, in order to allow us to cast appropriately-matched actors for the specific scenes. We do not expect you to adopt a “Maine accent,” in that people in Northern Maine do not have the “Down East” accent.
The characters for each scene:
Prologue: PETE and GINETTE, who have been dating for a little while
Her Heart: EAST, a repairman, and GLORY, a hiker
Sad and Glad: JIMMY, a heating and cooling guy; SANDRINE, his ex-girlfriend; and a salty WAITRESS
This Hurts: MARVALYN, a woman who is very good at protecting herself, and STEVE, an open, kind fellow whose brother protects him
Getting it Back: GAYLE and LENDALL, longtime girlfriend and boyfriend
Interlogue: PETE, from the “Prologue”
They Fell: RANDY and CHAD, two “County boys.”
Where it Went: PHIL, a working man, and his hardworking wife, MARCI
Story of Hope: HOPE, who has traveled the world, and a MAN, who has not.
Seeing the Thing: RHONDA, a tough woman, and DAVE, the not-so-tough man who loves her
Epilogue: PETE and GINETTE, from the “Prologue.”
More About St. Dunstan's Theatre
St. Dunstan’s Theatre Guild of Cranbrook is a nonprofit theater company. Named for the patron saint of the arts, the guild is dedicated to providing theatrical performances for the enjoyment of the public. Season tickets and individual tickets are available, as well as membership programs. Part of all proceeds benefit Cranbrook scholarship programs annually. Please visit the Web site for a list of upcoming shows.
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