Almost, Maine by John Cariani
Director: Jason Silzer
Producer: Phyllis Anderson
One cold, clear Friday night in the middle of winter, while the northern lights hover in the sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. Love is lost, found, and confounded. Life for the people of Almost, Maine will never be the same.
INFO DAY Saturday, September 6 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Sunday, September 14 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Monday, September 15 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Tuesday, September 16 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Auditions are by appointment only. See contact info below to book an audition.
CALL-BACKS: Saturday, September 20 from 1:00 pm 4:00 pm
Information day and auditions – Richmond Hill United Church – 10201 Yonge St (corner or Yonge and Centre – enter from rear parking lot).
Call backs will take place at the Curtain Club — 400 Newkirk Road, Richmond Hill
Regular rehearsals will begin Monday, September 22 at 7:30PM and will then continue:
Mondays 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Wednesdays 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Sundays 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Some additional or longer rehearsals will be held in the two weeks leading up to opening night.
November 17, 18
The performances of November 17 and 18 are a members preview and charity preview respectively. November 20th is public preview, and opening night is Friday November 21. The Sunday performance of November 23rd is a matinée. All other performances begin at 8:00 pm.The cast call on performance days is one hour prior to curtain.
PERFORMANCE LOCATION: The Curtain Club — 400 Newkirk Road, Richmond Hill
Almost, Maine is about relationships and the milestones in those relationships. It is romantic and it is a comedy, but it is not a “Rom Com”.
Almost Maine is structured into a set of nine vignettes. Actors will be cast in multiple roles, and will have the opportunity to explore different physicalities and motivations as a way to clearly differentiate each character.
Performers can be of any age, but must be able to read on stage as if they are in their late 20s to mid 30s .
Accents are not required.
A cast of between 4 and 6 actors will play the following roles:
PETE and GINETTE, who have been dating for a little while.
EAST, a repairman, and GLORY, a hiker.
JIMMY, a heating and cooling guy; SANDRINE, his ex-girlfriend; 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 “Country boys.”
PHIL, a working man, and his hardworking wife, MARCI.
HOPE, who has traveled the world, and a MAN, who has not.
RHONDA, a tough woman, and DAVE, the not-so-touch man who loves her.
Note: We are not strictly following the double-casting used by the original production.
Please prepare a short (60-90 second) monologue. Comic or lighter material is preferred over heavy drama. A story or narrative joke is also acceptable.
All people auditioning will receive one or more redirects of the material, so you should be comfortable enough with your material to be able to play around with it.
ABOUT CALL BACKS
Call backs are scheduled for three hours, but will likely not run the full time. Actors receiving a call back will receive specific scenes with their notification. Lines do not need to be memorized for the callback, but you should be familiar enough with the material to take redirection and “play” with the scenes.
People auditioning should inform the producer, at the time of their audition, if there is any time on the callback day during which they are unavailable.
Booking Your Audition
To book an audition, contact Phyllis Anderson @ 905-237-0238 or firstname.lastname@example.org
• The Curtain Club is an award winning community theatre in Richmond Hill. We are an entirely volunteer organization. This is a non-paying, non-Equity production
• To obtain a copy of the script please contact the Producer or Director. There is a $20 deposit which is returnable upon return of the script in good condition.
The Curtain Club is a non-profit, non-equity community theatre group. If you are cast in this show you must become a member of The Curtain Club. Membership fees are $10.00 and are due no later than the first rehearsal.