Curtain Call Theatre (Latham, NY) will be holding auditions for


By Matthew Barber

Directed by Chris Foster


·       Sunday – October 30, 2022

·       3:00 PM – 5:00 PM


·       Curtain Call Theatre – 1 Jeanne Jugan Lane, Latham, NY 12110 


·       Begin late January 2023

·       Generally held on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings


·       March 2-19, 2023

·       Thursday at 7:30 PM, Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM, & Sunday at 3:00 PM 

·       One Saturday matinee at 3:00 PM on March 4, 2023.

Show Description:

The title may be familiar, but this play is adapted from the novel Eleanor and Abel by Annette Sanford. A charming love story about late-life romance. Fireflies centers around retired schoolteacher, Eleanor Bannister, who lives a quiet life alone in tiny Groverdell, Texas, set in her routines and secure in her position as the town’s most respected woman — until a hole in her roof draws the attention of Abel Brown, a smooth-talking drifter intent on renovating Eleanor’s house, and possibly her life. Can the unexpected sparks of late-life romance be trusted, or is there truth in the gossip that Abel isn’t all that he seems to be? Either way, the whole town is talking.

Available Roles:

Eleanor Bannister / Female Identifying / Age mid 60’s

A retired schoolteacher and spinster. Dignified, proper. Respected in the community and set in her ways. This character is on stage the entire play.

Abel Brown / Male Identifying / Age mid 60’s

A traveling handyman. An effortlessly attractive, self-possessed, charming, and slightly mysterious man.

Grace Bodell / Female Identifying / Age mid 60’s

Miss Bannister’s neighbor and best friend. A busybody, bit of a gossip, casual but polished, with no pretense.

Eugene Claymire / Male Identifying / Age 30-40’s

A town police officer. A former student of Miss Bannister’s who as a boy was never considered by her to likely amount to anything.

Please note that all participants in CCT shows must be fully vaccinated and adhere to masking policies as required. 

For more information about the theatre and the rest of our season please visit our website at

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