Auditions for:

a comedy-drama by Martin McDonagh

Directed by Rhonda Clark

When: 2:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2018 - Readings from the script. Plan to arrive no later than 4:00 p.m. Callbacks are 5:00-7:00 pm Sunday, March 11.

Where: At Carpenter Square Theatre, located at 800 W. Main. Parking is free on the street, at Dagwell Dixie next door, and in nearby parking lots.

What: Bring a recent photo and résumé.

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Performance dates: May 18-19, 24-27, 31 and June 1-2, 2018. (Brush-up rehearsal on May 22 or 23.)

: Rehearsals begin approximately April 2 to allow time off during the Festival of the Arts when parking is very limited in our area. Most rehearsals are scheduled Mon-Fri at 7 p.m. with Saturday or Sunday rehearsals scheduled only if needed to accommodate week-night conflicts. 1st tech is at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 13.

CAST: 3 Men (aged late 20s-40s, 1 Women aged 17. All speak with an Irish dialect and there is much strong language.

FATHER WELSH (late 20s-30s) A young priest who is new to the parish in Leenane, Galway. He has become quite a drinker. “I never touched the stuff before I came to this parish. This parish would drive you to drink.” He tries to mediate between the two feuding brothers, and he is experiencing a crisis of faith, feeling as though he cannot help his parishioners.

COLEMAN CONNOR (40s) He shot his father’s head off by accident - or possibly on purpose. He has no love prospects and is in constant conflict with his brother Valene.

VALENE CONNOR (40s) He collects religious figurines, is very territorial, is very tight with money, and fights with his brother on a regular basis.

GIRLEEN KELLEHER (17) She sells her father’s moonshine (poteen) for money and is a tough young lady who swears like a sailor. She loves to joke around, especially if she can embarrass Father Walsh who she has a crush on. Her tough exterior hides an emotional interior, and she longs for love. The director would be interested in reading actresses in their early 20s who look younger.

Valene and Coleman are two brothers locked together in undying hostility like a penned-up Cain and Abel. They live alone in their father's house after his recent death, and find it impossible to exist without the most massive and violent disputes over the most mundane and innocent of topics. Only Father Welsh, the local young priest, is prepared to try to reconcile the two before their petty squabbles spiral into vicious and bloody carnage.

"Mr. McDonagh's great strength is that he combines a love of traditional story-telling with the savage ironic humour of the modern generation…in the extraordinary THE LONESOME WEST." —The Guardian (UK).
"...a moving and complicated examination of redemption that might even offer a glimmer—a wee distant glimmer—of hope." —Variety.

Playwright McDonagh is known as much - or more - for his screenplays as his stage plays. THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is doing quite well in the current awards season. Other screenplays include IN BRUGES and SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS, and he won an Academy Award for his short film SIX SHOOTER in 2006. Carpenter Square has previously produced THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE and THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, and other theaters in the metro area have produced THE PILLOWMAN and A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE



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Updated: March 01, 2018


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