Open Auditions for
by John Patrick Shanley
directed by John Trainor
The Ghent Playhouse, 6 Town Hall Place, Ghent, NY
Monday and Tuesday, August 21 and 22, 2023
at 7:00 p.m.
Set in Killucan Ireland, OUTSIDE MULLINGAR centers on Rosemary Muldoon and Anthony Reilly, two introverted misfits straddling 40. The two have grown up next to each other on two separate sheep farms in rural Ireland. Rosemary fell in love with Anthony when she was six, and is convinced he will eventually come to her. But having had his heart broken as a young man, Anthony hasn’t dared opened it to another woman since. With his father threatening to disinherit Anthony, and a land feud simmering between the two families, Rosemary has every reason to fear romantic catastrophe.This beautifully written, poetic Irish story, finds the two yearning, eccentric souls fighting toward their own kind of happiness. Charmingly funny, heartbreaking, and deeply moving, it sparks hope in each of us that it’s never too late to take a chance on love.
TONY REILLY – (Plays 75 yo) – A sly, wily old Irishman, in ill health and on oxygen.
ANTHONY REILLY – (Plays 42 yo) – Tony’s son; an intense dreamer; painfully shy.
AOIFE MULDOON – (Playing around 70 yo) – In bad health and needing a cane, she is a bit ravaged with grief, having just lost her husband.
ROSEMARY MULDOON – (Around 38 yo) – Aoife’s daughter. She is in love withAnthony, and plans to stay and work the farm, since her father’s recent passing.
Those interested in auditioning who may be younger or older than the stated ages of each character, but feel they could play the role effectively, are strongly encouraged to audition. Auditioners will be asked to read specific scenes from the script. An Irish brogue helpful.The rehearsal schedule will be based on the availability of those chosen for the production. Those interested in auditioning are asked to be as specific as possible in listing any and all conflicts.
Performance Dates: October 13 through 22, 2023, Friday and Saturday evenings at7:30pm, and Sunday afternoons at 2:00pm, with a preview performance onThursday evening, October 12 at 7:30pm.
For further information or questions about auditions or the production, please visit the Ghent Playhouse website or contact the director, John Trainor, at (518) 821-5213 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.