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Auditions for Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire

When:

Sat 21 Apr 2018, 10:00am–3:00pm

Where: Howick Little Theatre, 1 Sir Lloyd Drive, Pakuranga, Auckland

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Auditions for "Good People", a comedy of manners by David Lindsay-Abaire.

Directed by: Vic Leilua

Auditions: Saturday, April 21,10.00am - 3.00pm by appointment.
Production dates: July 7 to 28

Plot:
A struggling middle-aged single mom from the wrong part of Boston runs into an old flame and their meeting offers her the chance to escape from being one bingo game away from homelessness. He's smart, handsome and rich, and has escaped their old childhood neighbourhood, however Margie is a threat to his perfect family life.

This recent Broadway hit by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire is a smart, insightful tough and tender comedy that offers a cocktail of secrets, lies, class and race and is darkly funny and surprisingly touching. Contains mature language. Please arrange an audition time with the director. If you are unable to attend these audition times, please contact the director for an alternative time.

Auditions will consist of cold readings of brief scenes from the script. Scenes do not have to be memorised but a feeling for the character should come through.

Scripts: Scripts are available from the office, 534-1401 or info@hlt.org.nz or email the director: vic.leilua@outlook.com

Rehearsals: May 12 - July 3, Tuesdays & Thursdays 7.30 - 10pm and on Sundays at 2 - 5pm

Characters:
(South Boston accent encouraged for all roles except Kate)

Margaret (fifties): Struggling, blue-collar single mother of a cognitively disabled daughter. Working class, down on her luck but feisty, funny, big-hearted and determined.

Stevie (mid to late twenties): Margie’s put-upon but compassionate boss of the local Dollar Store in Southie where she works. Son of an old friend of Margie's.

Dottie (late fifties, early sixties): Margie’s eccentric landlady, babysitter, and bingo-mate. A little ditzy she makes craft rabbits out of flowerpots and cotton balls.

Jean (fifties): Margie’s tough-talking best friend since childhood. Nicknamed “Mouthie of Southie” for her tendency to say exactly what’s on her mind.

Mike (about fifty): A handsome, successful doctor who escaped Margie's neighbourhood and is not too eager to be reminded of his past. Self-assured and ambitious, he has a temper that can reveal the old boy from the neighbourhood. A former boyfriend of Margie's.

Kate (woman of colour mid 20s to 30s): Mike’s young and attractive wife, kind, well-educated, articulate and confident . She is a college English Literature professor.

The Director:
Vic has directed over 20 school holiday programme comedy plays for the Auckland Council including Jack and the Beantin, A Christmas Carol and The Mystery of the Gold Lamington. He has been the Lighting Designer at HLT for plays such as An Unseasonable Fall of Snow, The Understudy, Crave and Dial M For Murder. In 2015 he directed The Love List at Howick Little Theatre.

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