DANCING AT LUGHNASA
Dancing at Lughnasa
Written by Brian Friel
directed by Catherine Gillet
"A theatrical masterpiece of beauty and poignancy...it strikes deep chords that words cannot begin to touch"
New York Times theater critic
During one glorious summer's end in 1936, the Mundy family shelters in their cottage just outside Donegal, Ireland. Five un-married sisters, their brother Jack, a missionary just returned from Uganda and Michael, the son of the youngest sister. The arrival of Gerry Evans, Michael's father, on his way to fight for Franco in Spain, and a wireless radio, unleash repressed passion on the eve of the Harvest Festival of Lughnasa and life as they've known it is forever changed. Filled with humor and warmth, this Tony and Olivier award winning Memory Play, told from the perspective of an adult Michael, portrays the strength and bravery of five women who choose to dance wildly in celebration of their lives.
Auditions for MAMMA MIA!
AUDITIONS Mamma Mia!
Saturday, Nov. 10 @ 10:00 am
Tuesday, Nov. 13 @ 7:00 pm
Callbacks (if needed) Thursday, Nov. 15 @ 7:00 pm
Place: (Sunnydale) 328 South Trade St, Tryon, NC
Show Dates: February 14- 17, Tryon Fine Arts Center
Director: Dan Harvey
Music Director: Pam McNeil
Choreographer: Missy Fincher
Producer: Jody McPherson
1. Please prepare a song either from the show or an ABBA-style pop song of
about 16 bars that shows your range and vocal strength.
2. Everyone will participate in a short dance audition. Please wear appropriate
clothing and shoes.
3. Those included in Callbacks will be asked to read from the script.
4. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to audition time in order to fill out audition
information. Headshots and resumes are welcome but not required.
5. Those auditioning are not required to attend both audition days unless
requested by the Director.
6. Please bring a complete list of Conflicts for dates: Nov. 25- Dec. 16 and
Jan. 2- Feb. 17.
Cast Needs: 6 women, 7 men +
Ensemble: 4-6 women, 4-6 men
All Characters are “stage” ages 18 and up.
Cast of Characters:
DONNA SHERIDAN- Age 40-55 Sophie’s mother and owner of the hotel Villa
SOPHIE SHERIDAN- Age 20 Donna’s headstrong daughter and Sky’s fiancée.
SAM CARMICHAEL- Age 40-55 A New York architect who regrets leaving Donna.
HARRY BRIGHT- Age 40-55 Today, a respected banker. Back in the day, known
to Donna as “Head Banger”.
BILL AUSTIN- Age 40-55 A well-known travel writer and adventurer, but is afraid
of making a commitment.
SKY- Age 20-25 Sophie’s fiancé. A former stockbroker who later moved to the
ROSIE MULLIGAN- Age 40-55 One of Donna’s friends who was part of her band.
She is an author of cookbooks.
TANYA CHESHAM-LEIGH- Age 40-55 Another of Donna’s friends. She has
married three times, but has never quite found the right man.
PEPPER- Age 20-25 One of Donna’s employees who catches the eye of Tanya.
EDDDIE- Age 20-25 With Pepper is the bar staff, waiter, boatman, and general
help around the island.
ALI- Age 20-25 One of Sophie’s oldest friends that was invited to the wedding.
LISA- Age 20-25 Another of Sophie’s friends coming for the wedding.
FATHER ALEXANDRIOS- Age 40-70 Minister of the island.