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Saturday April 21 - Howick Little Theatre
Lloyd Elsmore Park, Pakuranga
10.00am - 3.00pm by appointment

If you are unable to attend these audition times, please contact the director for an alternative time, if possible.
Please arrange an audition time with the director:

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 are available from the office, 534-1401 or or email the director

Rehearsals May 12 - July 3
Tuesdays & Thursdays 7.30 - 10.00 pm and on Sundays at 2.00 - 5.00pm

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.

(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 t 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 twenty school holiday programme comedy plays for the Auckland Council including
Jack and the Beantin, A Christmas Carol
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
Dial M For Murder
.  In 2015 he directed
The Love List
at Howick Little Theatre.
The History of Pandas told by a Saxophonist who has a Girlfriend in Frankfurt
Written by Matei Visniec
Translated from the French by Marella Oppenheim
Directed by Saeed Mallak
Season: May 30 to 2 June

Auditions – 18th March 2018, from 7:30pm. Please arrange an audition time with the director,

About the play:
The premise is that of a romantic comedy: A laid-back man wakes up with a girl in his bed but he doesn’t remember her name. He also doesn’t remember where and how they met, their journey to his squalid apartment or what they did after they got there. The young woman is happy to explain, however—indeed, so reassuring is her recollection of the facts that he pleads with her to stay. She promises to return that night. He promises to wait for her.

Nine nights are a lifetime to a man and woman brought together under curious circumstances. Bound by a promise and a bottle of wine, they travel through adream like caged lightning. Together they discover that sometimes all you need to approach perfection is a saxophone and a broken alarm clock.

Scripts:            Available from the HLT office (534-1401) or email the director,

Rehearsal period – April 1 – May 27, Tuesday and Thursday evenings ( 7 PM) and Sunday afternoon/evening (2 or 6 PM)

(All ages are guidelines only. It will be more about the right fit more than anything.)

HIM (20-mid 40s): A saxophonist and poet with the good sense of humour who wants to know what exactly happened to him after a party in a club. He has only nine nights to figure it out.

HER (20s): She knows all the answers, but she is patient, passionate and keen enough to justify all surreal circumstances during the nine nights.

And a few actors' voices. They won't appear in the show, but their voices will be recorded and played:

1 st Voice
(Mister Pailhole): Male
2 nd
Voice: Female
3 rd
Voice: Female
4 th
Voice: Female
Sergeant: Male
Mrs  Falabregues
Miss Vergne
Mr Aubert
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