by David Lindsay-Abaire
Director: Frank Licato
Producer: Arnold Buchiane
Production dates: Nov. 7,8, 14,15,16, 21,22,23
Auditions: Sat June 14 @ 4:00, Sun June 15 @ 7:00, at the Summit Playhouse.
Callbacks: Wed June 18 @ 7:00, at MONDO, 426 Springfield Avenue, Summit.
All auditioners will be asked to deliver a prepared monolog.
If available, please bring a resume and headshot.
For callbacks, auditioners will read sides:
- Stevie - Margaret
- From top of 8 to bottom of 9, Stevie, "You wouldn't even be here if you weren't late."
- Dottie - Jean - Margaret
- Top of 11 to bottom of 13.
- Mike - Margaret
- Page 20, Margaret "So Jeanie said she ran into you." to top of page 23 Mike "If I hear anything, I'll definitely call you, I have your number now."
- Kate - Margaret
- Page 43, Kate "Hi Margaret, come on in." to page 45, Kate "He does the same thing to me all the time."
Welcome to Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a night on the town
means a few rounds of bingo, where this months paycheck pays last
months bills, and where Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet
another job. Margie thinks an old fling might be her ticket to a new
start. With his humorous glow this playwright explores the struggles
of being poor in America.
NOTE: EXCEPT FOR KATE, ALL MUST HAVE BOSTON'S SOUTHIE ACCENT.
MARGARET (MARGIE with a hard "G") WALSH (Female, Caucasian, 40-50):
Can't catch a break. Rough around the edges, wry, working class
South Boston. Has had a hard life that has taken away most of her
attractiveness but it still shines through. Physically fit from
taking care of her adult daughter with disabilities, not from going
to the gym. Desperate and determined.
MIKE (MIKEY) DILLON (Male, Caucasian, 40-50):
A working class kid
who made good. From South Boston now lives in the upper-class suburb
of Chestnut Hill. Went to U Penn and then medical school to become a
fertility doctor for affluent patients. Married into an elite family
from Georgetown. Smart, hardworking, ambitious, and attractive. Has
worked hard to refine himself although his Southie accent slips out
at moments of stress or high emotion. Has a dangerous edge and lots
of anger that he tries to keep hidden. He goes to couples counseling
with his wife, Kate, because of issues that pertain to him lying or
not telling the whole truth.
KATE DILLON (Female, African American, Early 30s):
Upper class, intelligent, cultured and refined. From an elite and influential
family. In love with her unfaithful husband but is wise to his ways
and insists on going to couples counseling with him. Kate loves to
host parties and teaches literature at Boston University.
JEAN (Female, Caucasian, Mid 40s):
A tough talking truth teller.
"A mouthie from Southie."
Funny. Takes no shit and is a good friend to Margie.
Works a catering job at a banquet hall.
Could throw a good punch if pushed to.
STEVIE (Male, Caucasian, Late 20s): Manager of a Dollar Store. From
South Boston, patient, understanding but has a job to do. Trying to
be a good person. Likes to play Bingo no matter how nerdy it looks.
Probably kept quiet through high school so as not to be noticed.
DOTTIE (Female, Caucasian, late 60s): Margie's landlady who lives
upstairs. She sits with Margie's daughter Joyce when Margie is at
work. Coarser than her friends, she considers herself a realist.