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Audition Announcement

Audition Announcement

It's Only A Play

Landmark Community Theatre is pleased to announce that it will be holding auditions for the first production of the 2023 season, IT’S ONLY A PLAY, on Sunday, December 4th and Monday, December 5th in the Crescent Gallery located on level 2 of Thomaston Town Hall.

LCT will be holding auditions for Terrence McNally’s comedic play It’s Only a Play on December 4th and December 5th in the Crescent Gallery located on Level 2 of the Thomaston Town Hall beginning at 7:00 pm and running until 9:00 pm. Auditions will be on a first come, first served basis. Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, December 7th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Cheyenne Walent will direct with stage management by Debbie Cryan and costumes by Lori Poulin. The show dates are February 25, 26, March 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 for a total of 8 performances.

Rehearsals will begin on Sunday, December 11th and continue to be held Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings from 7pm to 9pm. As production time nears, rehearsal time will increase. Also, in case of inclement weather and cancelled rehearsals, please expect to have rescheduled times. Auditioners will be given script sides to read at auditions. Monologue memorization is not required. Due to the adult matter of the show, all those auditioning must be 18 years of age or older at the time of auditions.

LCT is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. As such, we encourage performers of all races and ethnicities, gender identities, sexualities, abilities, and ages to attend every audition. To performers with disabilities, you are encouraged to audition. Please indicate if you need special services, assistance, or appropriate modifications to fully participate in this event by contacting Andrea Bingham, Production Manager, andrea@landmarkcommunitytheatre.org 

Plot Summary: A wealthy first-time Broadway producer is throwing an opening night party for The Golden Egg at their luxurious Manhattan home. The playwright, director, a lead actor, and assorted friends and hangers-on (including a critic) are in attendance. As they nervously await the late-night reviews, they gossip and name-drop celebrities who are in attendance at the show and chat about their respective theater experiences. The star of the show is taking drugs. An old friend of the playwright is relieved and secretly thrilled about the bad reviews that arrive. And, although Ira Drew is a theater critic, he is very critical of the theater because he has no talent to actually participate, despite his secretly writing plays. Written by four-time Tony award winner, Terrence McNally. It's Only a Play is a celebration of theatre at its best...and theatre people behaving at their not-so-best. 

Character Breakdown:

  • Peter Austin – The playwright. Everything is riding on tonight.
  • Julia Budder – The producer. Attractive and genuinely nice.
  • Ira Drew – The critic. Wears glasses and has food stains on his tie.
  • Frank Finger – The director. Soon to be knighted.
  • Virginia Noyes – The star. She has an electronic bracelet on her ankle.
  • James Wicker – The best friend. He used to be a stage actor.
  • Gus P. Heard – The temporary help. Fresh off the farm. Can be played by any gender.
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