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Upcoming Auditions

Dancing at Lughnasa

Dancing at Lughnasa
Directed by Bill Gardiner

Audition Dates

Sunday, December 9
at 7:00 PM

Monday, December 10 at 7:00 PM

Possible Callbacks
Tuesday, December 11

Performances: February 22-24, March 1-3, 2019

Brief Synopsis

Brian Friel’s Tony Award winning masterpiece features the five Mundy sisters and their brother Jack, who has returned home after 25 years away. The play is set in Ireland in 1936 during the festival of Lughnasa, which celebrates the pagan god of the harvest with drunken revelry, music and dancing. The story is told by Michael, the illegitimate son of one of the sisters, who recalls one summer, long ago, spent with the five women who raised him.

Character Descriptions See below for audition sides

Kate Mundy - Early 40’s. Kate is the eldest of the Mundy sisters and behaves as a Mother figure as a result. As a schoolteacher, she is the only wage-earner in the house. She is a fiercely devout Catholic, indicated by her distaste for the pagan practices at Lughnasa and Jack's loss of faith.

Maggie Mundy - 38-40. In place of a career, Maggie acts as the chief family homemaker. Throughout the play she is revealed as serving a deeper purpose as the "joker" of the family, defusing tensions as they arise. Maggie is seen to have dreams of her own when she learns of her best friend's success. Her sudden quiet contemplation in her monologue is deeply contrasted with her usual fun-loving way of speaking.

Christina Mundy - At 26 years old, Chris is the youngest of the Mundy sisters, and, like Maggie, has no paid job. Gerry Evans fathered her son, Michael, seven years ago and is seen as walking in and out of their lives as he chooses. As a result, Chris fluctuates between falling into a deep depression when he leaves, yet being renewed with optimism that his next visit will be a permanent stay.

Rose Mundy - Rose is 32, but behaves much younger than her years, due to a developmental disability. This condition makes her particularly vulnerable to an unseen character, Danny Bradley, a married man, whom Rose believes is in love with her. She is particularly close to her older sister, Agnes, with whom she knits gloves to sell in the town.

Agnes Mundy
- Mid 30’s. Agnes is quiet and contemplative, knitting gloves with Rose whilst also helping to keep the house in order, along with Maggie. She appears to be silently infatuated with Gerry and is quick to leap to his defence.

Michael Evans (main character) - Mid 30’s. Michael does not appear onstage as a child, but his presence is alluded to by the other characters, while the adult Michael speaks his lines from the side of the stage. As a child, Michael is seen as being surrounded by love, since all five of the sisters dote on him. Michael also acts as a narrator, not only dictating the action as it goes on, but revealing the futures of the other characters in the play.

Gerry Evans - Late 20’s-early 30’s. Gerry is initially portrayed as an intensely negative character, particularly by Kate, for having left Chris after fathering her illegitimate son, Michael. However, upon his first appearance in the play, Gerry is shown to be charming and genuinely affectionate towards Chris. His current job as a gramophone salesman (like his former job as a ballroom dancing instructor) represents his freedom, in sharp contrast to the stagnant lives of the Mundy sisters.

Father Jack - Jack is in his late fifties. He had left home as a young man to work as a missionary in a leper colony in Uganda. Beyond this, he had been a Catholic chaplain in the British Army in East Africa during World War I. He is well respected in Donegal for his missionary work in a leper colony. However, his sudden return to Ballybeg for undisclosed reasons has paved the way for great changes. He has difficulty with his memory, often forgetting the names of his sisters or confusing them with his former house boy Okawa, with whom we are told he was very close. Jack professes a broad admiration for the pagan beliefs of the native people of Africa, and appears to have lost his Catholic faith, which may be the true reason his superiors have sent him back.

Audition Sides click each to open/download pdf

Maggie, Chris, Agnes & Rose
 
Michael
 
Agnes, Chris, Rose & Kate
 
Jack
 
Maggie
 
Gerry & Chris
 
Kate

 

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Auditions:
Monday & Tuesday, February 4 & 5, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Performances May 3-5, 10-12, 2019


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nunsense

Our fall musical, Nunsense has already been cast:

Characters

Sister Mary Regina: Mary Beth Murphy
Sister Mary Hubert: Rena Pemper-Rodriguez
Sister Robert Anne: Christine Kenney
Sister Mary Amnesia: Kels Ferguson
Sister Mary Leo: Nikita DaRosa


Performances

October 26, 27 & November 2, 2018 at 8PM
November 3, 2018 at 1PM and 8PM
October 28 and November 4, 2018 at 2PM


 


 



   

 



 
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