Written by Pulitzer-prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire, this tough and tender play looks at the class divide between the haves and the have-nots:
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.
Directed by Darren Lee
Produced by Kevin Noll
Thursday, September 8 from 7:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday, September 10 from 12:00pm-2:00pm
Fairfield Community Arts Center – 411 Wessel Drive, Fairfield, OH 45014
Please reserve an audition slot at the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4ea5aa2aa4f5c70-auditions2
- Walk-ins are also welcome!
- Please come prepared to read from the script.
- Please provide a headshot/resume if you have one.
- Be prepared to list conflicts from October 3-November 20.
Rehearsals begin Occtober 3 and are typically Mon-Thurs evenings from 6:30pm-9pm, but could vary pending actor availability.
Show dates are November 18-20, 2022.
Character Descriptions: 2 Men | 4 Women
- MARGARET: white, female, stage age 40-50, a woman who has lived her whole life in the South end of Boston (commonly known as Southie). With a GED and no college education. She has never been able to earn much more than minimum wage. She is the single mother of an adult daughter with severe developmental impairment
- STEVIE: white, male, stage age 25-30, The son of an old schoolmate of Margie’s, Stevie has also grown up in Southie but the fact that he is in the younger generation seems to give him a different perspective. He is still looking ahead, not necessarily feeling stuck. He is Margie’s boss at the Dollar Store.
- DOTTIE: white, female, stage age 55-65, Margie’s landlady and babysitter to Margie’s daughter when Margie is at work. There is a certain amount of animosity between Dottie and Margie but their situation and backgrounds tie them together and give them at least a tenuous sort of friendship.
- JEAN: white, female, stage age 40-50, Margie’s best friend, she has the nickname “Mouthie of Southie” for her tendency to say exactly what’s on her mind.
- MIKE: white, male, stage age 40-50, grew up with Margie and Jean but left South Boston to go to school and eventually became a successful doctor. He now lives in a much more affluent section of Boston with his wife and daughter.
- KATE: African American, female, stage age 30 to 35, Michael’s wife. She comes from a well-to-do family herself and is a professor at Boston University.