Auditions: “Outside Mullingar”

April 9 through April 12, 2017

Auditions for ‘Outside Mullingar’

Auditions for the sixth production of our 2016-2017 season, ‘Clybourne Park’, will be held:

  • Sunday, 4/9, 2:00pm
  • Wednesday, 4/12, 7:30pm

The play is written by John Patrick Shanely. The production will be directed by Ed Faver.

All roles are open. Sides will be provided.

Performances run weekends from June 23rd through July 9th, 2017.

Auditions will be held at Circle Playhouse, 416 Victoria Ave, Piscataway, NJ 08854

Synopsis:  Anthony Reilly and Rosemary Muldoon have grown up next to each other on two farms in rural Ireland. Rosemary fell in love with Anthony at the age of six, and is convinced that he will eventually come to her. Anthony had his heart broken as a young man, and hasn’t dared open it to another woman since. Forty years later, the two of them are still living next to each other, instead of together. With a small land feud happening between the two families, it seems unlikely that romance will ever blossom. Rosemary’s determination, however, is limitless when it comes to Anthony…:

Character breakdown:

  • Anthony Reilly (plays age 40-45): Anthony is an intense dreamer, dutiful and quiet. His subdued manner masks a full, yearning heart. Resigned to a life alone because he’s afraid to reveal himself. Sensitive and guarded.
  • Rosemary Muldoon (plays age 37-42): a farmer’s daughter and a tough cookie. A bit of a tomboy, but with a romantic soul. Single-minded, willful, patient and optimistic. Her hopes are fervent, but secret. She’s playing the long game.
  • Tony Reilly (plays 65-75): Anthony’s father. A wily old Irish farmer, cantankerous, set in his ways, and sly. Proud, stubborn, and gruff. A fixture of his part of the Irish countryside.
  • Aoife (pronounced EE-fah) Muldoon (plays 65-75): Rosemary’s mother, in bad health. When we meet her, she is grief-stricken because her husband has just died. A sharp, straight-shooting old bird. Doesn’t suffer fools. Weathered, opinionated, and set in her ways.

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