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Your Theatre to hold Open Auditions for Almost, Maine


Performance dates are March 10-13, 17-20, 2016.

Your Theatre, Inc. director, Bob Gillet, will hold open auditions for the heart-warming play Almost, Maine, by John Cariani, on October 18, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. and October 20, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Auditions will consist of a cold reading from the script. Acting experience is not necessary, but role seekers should have a desire to share the experience of and commitment to live theatre and the enjoyment of collaborating with other talented individuals.

Director Gillet is casting all roles. The play has 8 two-character and 1 three-character scenes that use a maximum of 19 and a minimum of 6 actors (10 men/9 women) or (3 men/3 women) ages mid-20’s and up.

About the show – Welcome to Almost, Maine, a town that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States … it’s almost in Canada. And it almost doesn’t exist. Because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it’s just … Almost.

One cold, clear Friday night in the middle of winter, while the northern lights hover in the sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. Love is lost, found, and confounded. And life for the people of Almost, Maine will never be the same.

Just so you know – The people of Almost, Maine are not simpletons. They are not hicks or rednecks … They are not quaint, quirky eccentrics. They don’t wear funny clothes and funny hats. They don’t have funny Maine accents. They are not “Down Easters.” They are not fisherman. They don’t wear galoshes and rain hats. They don’t say “Ayuh.” The people of Almost, Maine are ordinary people … They work hard for a living. They are extremely dignified. They are not cynical. They are not sarcastic. They are not glib. But this does not mean that they’re dumb. They’re very smart. They just take time to wonder about things.

Auditions are held at the wheelchair accessible Your Theatre, Inc. Playhouse located at 136 Rivet St. (corner of County St.), New Bedford, at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church complex. Parking and entrance located at rear of church on County St. Further information about the audition is available by calling Your Theatre, Inc. at 508-993-0772, or by sending an email to info@yourtheatre.org The theatre’s web site is www.yourtheatre.org

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