Curtain Call Theatre (Latham, NY) will be holding auditions for
“THE INCIDENT AT OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP”
By Katie Forgette
Directed by David Bunce
· Sunday – November 6, 2022 | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
· Monday – November 7, 2022 | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
· Curtain Call Theatre – 1 Jeanne Jugan Lane, Latham, NY 12110
· Begin early March 2023
· Generally held on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings
· April 13-May 7, 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 April 22, 2023.
With the help of her very enthusiastic family, Linda O’Shea, reenacts the hilarious story of the “incident”. The year is 1973. The place is a too close-knit Catholic community. And 19-year-old Linda has big plans to go to grad school at Stanford University. But a series of events brings the family into chaos and crisis, threatens to ruin their reputation and derail Linda’s plan. Can the women of family O’Shea rally together and save the day?
Linda O’Shea / Female Identifying / Age 30-ish, 19 in the memory
Linda is highly intelligent, caring, and curious. She alternates between thinking she knows everything and thinking she knows nothing. Wants to be a writer. Responsible and rarely impetuous.
Josephine “Jo” O’Shea / Female Identifying / Age Late 40’s-Early 50’s
Linda’s Mother. Jo juggles more plates than Cirque de Soleil. A great mom who defines multi-tasking. She’s also a little more emotional and prone to outbursts than usual because, well…you’ll see.
Theresa “Terri” Carmichael / Female Identifying / Age Late 50’s
Linda’s aunt. Terri is a no-nonsense, straight shooter. Feminist. Strong influence on her nieces. She is definitely going through a rough patch, but she is not a depressive or phlegmatic.
Becky O’Shea / Female Identifying / Age 13
Linda’s sister. A bit naïve for her age, Becky is an unusual child. Bright and verbal. Full of energy and a crazy-huge imagination. She speaks quickly, not unlike some of the characters in the 1940’s noir films she loves. Think Maltese Falcon meets His Girl Friday.
Mike O’Shea, Father Lovett, & Becky Heckenbach / Male Identifying / Age 50’s
Linda’s father. Mike is loud, loyal, and single-task oriented. His definition of a father is: Breadwinner and disciplinarian. Working class. Lousy listener.
Father Lovett is an old school, Catholic priest. Egotistical, imperious, and pampered. Unused to any kind of pushback from parishioners or anyone else for that matter.
There is one in everyone’s life. She’s right up there with death and taxes—only less fun. Even though the role is played by a man, it should be played with absolute conviction—no winking. Just a judgmental, middle-aged woman sticking her big puss into other people’s business.
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 www.curtaincalltheatre.com.