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(Non-union, non-paying.
We do not cast full equity or ACTRA members.)

 

GOOD PEOPLE
by David Lindsay-Abaire
Show dates: February 28 to March 21, 2020

Director: Cliona Kenny
Producer: David Nicholson

AUDITIONS will be held at the Village Playhouse, 2190E Bloor St. West (just east of  Runnymede subway station) at the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday November 27 – 7:30-10:30pm
  • Friday, November 29 – 7:30 to 10:30 pm
  • Saturday, November 30 – 11 to 6pm
  • Callbacks. Saturday December 7 –  time TBD

REHEARSALS will be held at the Village Playhouse. The first read-through will be Thursday, December 12, with rehearsals Sunday December 15, Tuesday December 17, and Thursday December 19 [subject to availability.] Further rehearsals will resume Tuesday, January 7, 2020, and continue Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons or evenings, exact times to be determined. Rehearsals will be every night of the week leading up to the February 28 opening.

PLAY SYNOPSIS:  The play is set in South Boston’s Lower End, and in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

Margie Walsh just got fired, again. She has good friends but no money, the rent is due and her disabled daughter needs full time care.  Margie has known tough times before but her resilience is running dry.  She badly needs a job.

Her best buddy Jean suggests a solution. Margaret’s high-school boyfriend Mike is back in town. He has done well for himself. Jean suggests that Doctor Mike might help find her a job or give her some leads.  You never know, right?

Good People is the story of Southie Boston where one’s schoolmates end up in prison, homeless or worse. Survival is forged in the school of hard knocks with the side order of hope that the big bingo win might just allow the Good People to finally catch a break.  Or Is Doctor Mike one of the Good People who could be Margaret’s Ace in the hole?  You never know, right?

For more about the play, click HERE.

CHARACTERS 

* The ages refer to the actor’s ability & comfort to convincingly portray the stated range.
* The ethnicity of the characters is as defined by the playwright.

  • Margaret Walsh: White woman, late 40s-early 50s. Single teenage mother 30 years ago. Quick witted with sharp humour.
  • Stevie: White man, late 20s-early 30s. Margie’s boss at the Dollar Store and fellow bingo player.
  • Dottie: White woman, 50-60. Margaret’s landlady and friend. A little slow on the uptake.
  • Jean: White woman, 50s. Margaret’s friend from childhood. Canny and tough talking.
  • Dr. Michael Dillon: White, late 40s early 50s. Margie’s high-school boyfriend. Married to Kate.
  • Kate: African-Canadian/American. Married to Mike. 30s and significantly younger than him in appearance.

PREPARATION:  Working-class Boston accents for Margaret, Stevie, Dottie, Jean are welcome but not essential. Please prepare a short monologue that is in tune with the role you are auditioning for. You will also be asked to read from the script.

A copy of the play will be on hold at the 5th floor Audio Desk, Toronto Reference Library. A script is also available upon request from the audition coordinator. 

TO BOOK AN AUDITION: Please send a photo and resume with your audition request, date, time, role(s) of interest and contact information to: villageplayersauditions@gmail.com. Please also bring a hardcopy of your resume and head shot (photocopy is fine) to your audition.


To see a copy of The Village Players Policy for Respect of All Members, click HERE


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