Beaumont Community Players announces open auditions for

 

Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire

September 9th and 10th at 6:30 pm at the Betty Greenberg Center for Performing Arts.

 

Please prepare one 90 seconds to 2 minutes memorized monologue, not from the play. You may also be asked to read from the script.

Good People rehearses and performs between 9/16 and 11/9/2019

No roles have been cast and BCP practices colorblind casting unless otherwise noted in the character breakdowns

 

Synopsis- Life in Boston’s Southie neighborhood is no joke for single mother Margaret Walsh. Fired from her job, facing eviction, she doesn’t know whether to risk it all on a game of bingo or join a drunken old classmate on a warm bit of sidewalk. Will she catch a break from the cranky young manager at the Dollar Store or the landlady with a craft business selling googly-eyed rabbits? Or the man from her past, now a successful doctor, who left town at a crucial moment long ago? With wry humor and astonishing realism, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire creates both a loving portrait of his hometown and a widely relatable tale of socio-economic struggle. In the world of Good People, we see that very few can afford to be as good as they think they are, but acts of sacrifice and gestures of kindness come at the most surprising moments and from the most unexpected of sources.

 

Characters

Margie: Female middle age

A woman from a blue-collar family in South Boston. She is poorly educated and debt-strapped, with a disabled kid at home. She is searching for a way out of her situation when she remembers someone from her past that has made good.

Ethnicity -Caucasian
 

Stevie: Male, 20- something-ish

Margie’s boss at the Dollar store, and still maintains their friendship after he fires her. He is a nice guy who is often made fun of by colleagues.
 

Dottie: Female older

Margie’s landlady who also takes care of Margie’s child who has a disability. Dottie is patient with Margie and her constant financial woes but only to a point. Dottie is not in a position to be giving away free housing and does need to get paid at the end of the day.
 

Jean: Female, any age

A loyal friend to Margie, there when she needs her. She has a comic edge to her and uses that humor to make tough situations feel better.

Mike: Male middle age

Grew up in the same neighborhood as Margie, but has gone beyond the blue-collar lifestyle he grew up in. He is now a doctor living with his wife. Ethnicity: Caucasian

 

Kate: Female, 30 something

The opposite of the other characters in so many ways. She is a kind, well educated, has manners and grew up privileged. She is a college professor and is married to Mike. Ethnicity-African American

 

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