Auditions for Feb. Show, GOOD PEOPLE

Auditions for February 2017 show:
Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire

Director: Kristen Ginsburg

Audition Dates:
Monday, November 21, 6:30-8:30pm
Tuesday, November 22, 6:30-8:30pm

Location: Town Hall Theater, 68 South Pleasant Street, Middlebury, VT

In Good People, Margie, a tough middle-aged “Southie” from the wrong part of Boston, loses her job and is one Bingo game away from homelessness. In reaching out to an old flame from her youth (who is now a successful doctor), Margie risks all as she tries to find a fresh start. Will Margie’s luck finally change for the better? An insightful comedy of class and culture, this play was a Broadway hit (Francis McDormand won a Tony for Best Lead Actress in 2011), darkly funny and surprisingly touching. Six actors, four female (one African-American) and two male. See description of characters below.

Auditions will consist of cold readings of brief scenes from the script. Scenes do not have to be memorized, but a feeling for the character should come through. If interested but unable to make audition dates, an alternate date can be arranged. Any questions, please contact director Kristen Ginsburg at kgins@comcast.net.

Perusal scripts are available at the Town Hall Theater Box Office, 802-382-9222. Rehearsals will begin immediately (2-3 times per week), with a read-through planned for the week of Nov. 27th. We will take a break during the December holidays. Tech week, Sunday-Wednesday, February 5-8th, 2017. Four performances Thursday-Sunday, February 9-12th, 2017, at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury.

Roles: (Boston “Southie” accent encouraged for all roles except Kate.)

Margie Walsh: Female Lead, 40-50s – Struggling, single working mother to handicapped adult daughter. Born and raised in Southie, Margie loses her job and is desperate to find a way to support herself. Margie is rough around the edges, feisty, and a determined “almost” heroine.

Michael Dillon: Male, age appropriate to Margie – “Mikey” got outta Southie, became a successful reproductive endocrinologist and lives in affluent Chestnut Hill; briefly dated Margie in high school. (Slight accent, but comes out heavily in some scenes)

Kate Dillon: Female, 20s-40s, African-American. Mike’s wife, she is a college English professor. She is kind, well-educated, and self-assured.

Stevie: Male, 20s – Margie’s manager of the local Dollar Store in Southie where she works. Margie knew Stevie’s mother when he was a boy.

Dottie: Female, 60s – Margie’s eccentric landlady, babysitter, and bingo-mate.

Jean: Female, age appropriate to Margie – Margie’s best friend since childhood. Nicknamed “Mouthie of Southie” for her tendency to say exactly what’s on her mind.