Pilgrim Soul Productions - Auditions - GOOD PEOPLE by David Lindsay-Abaire

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Date & Time: Sunday, March 19, 2017 - Monday, March 20, 2017
7:00 PM-10:00 PM
Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult
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Alternatives Whitin Mill Complex: GB and Lexi Singh Performance Center
60 Douglas Road
Whitinsville, MA 01588
Description: Registration (REQUIRED): Email to pilgrimsoulproductions@gmail.com . Include resume and recent photo. Photo need not be a professional headshot; it may be a "selfie", but it should be recent.

Arrive promptly at 7:00 pm on March 19 or March 20. (Wednesday, March 22, at 7:00 PM - CALLBACKS if necessary - Save the Date!!!)

Preparation: Auditions will consist of readings (monologues and dialogues) from the script. (Available at auditions)
Production Dates: May 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 2017 at the Singh Performance Center
Roles (Stipend Paid): 4 women (one 30ish; two 50ish; one 60ish); 2 men (one late 20s; one 50ish)

Synopsis: Welcome to Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo, where this month's paycheck covers last month's bills, and where Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break, Margie thinks an old fling who's made it out of Southie might be her ticket to a fresh new start. But is this apparently self-made man secure enough to face his humble beginnings? Margie is about to risk what little she has left to find out. With his signature humorous glow, Lindsay-Abaire explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakeable hopes that come with having next to nothing in America.

Press: "The scrappy characters have tremendous appeal, and the moral dilemma they grapple with-is it strength of character or just a few lucky breaks that determines a person's fate?-holds special significance in today's harsh economic climate." -Variety

"Wonderful...this isn't a manipulative tear-jerker or a simplistic diatribe. GOOD PEOPLE is poignant, brave and almost subversive in its focus on what it really means to be down on your luck." -NY Post

Characters: The ages of the characters shown below are the playwright's. I will use them as a guideline in casting the roles. Actors' actual ages should be within these guidelines, give or take 2 or 3 years. Margaret, Stevie, Dottie, and Jean should have strong South Boston accents; Mike should have a trace of a South Boston accent; Kate should have no specific regional accent.

 MARGARET (Margie): white, about 50; single mother, fired from her job at the Dollar Store
 STEVIE: white, late 20s; Margie's former boss at the Dollar Store
 DOTTIE: white, mid 60s; Margie's landlady
 JEAN: white, about 50; Margie's friend
 MIKE: white, about 50; Margie's old high school boyfriend
 KATE: African-American, early 30s; Mike's wife

Questions: Email to pilgrimsoulproductions@gmail.com .
More Information: E-mail: pilgrimsoulproductions@gmail.com
Entered by: Matthew J Carr (mattcarr@charter.net)

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