Tuesdays & Thursdays 7.30 - 10.00 pm and on Sundays at 2.00 - 5.00pm
PRODUCTION DATES: July 7 to 28
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)
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.
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.
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.