Absurdity abounds as she tries to cross things, and people, off her to-do list

Belfast Maskers holds open auditions for darkly-comedic play ‘Wonder of the World’

Sat, 12/31/2022 - 8:00am

Story Location:
Basil Burwell Community Theater
17 Court Street
Belfast, ME 04915
United States

    BELFAST — Belfast Maskers will hold open auditions for the darkly-comedic play "Wonder of the World" by David Lindsay-Abaire, its production scheduled for late May in 2023. Auditions will take place at the Basil Burwell Community Theater on Saturday, January 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and again on Monday, January 16, from 5 to 8 p.m.

    The play, which opens May 25, follows the misadventures of young woman, Cass, who makes a shocking discovery about her husband Kip, packs some things, and boards a bus for Niagara Falls. Absurdity abounds as she tries to cross things, and people, off her to-do list. David Lindsey-Abaire is a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, screenwriter, and lyricist. His many notable works include the plays "Rabbit Hole", "Good People", and "Kimberly Akimbo".

    Roles are available for 4 women and 3 men of any ethnicity. The characters, with their identified gender and approximate age range, are: Cass (female, 20-40), Lois (female, 20-60), Karla (female, 50+), Barbara (female, 18+), Glen (male, 50+), Captain Mike (male, 25-45), and Kip (male, 25-45).

    The play will be cast by director Erik Perkins, and auditions will consist of readings from selected sections of the play, individually or with other actors. Perkins has directed a number of plays in the Midcoast, including the recent Belfast Maskers' productions of "The Secret Garden", "As You Like It", and "Little Women."

    The fully-accessible Basil Burwell Community Theater is at 17 Court Street in Belfast. If you need special accommodation, or would like more information about the auditions, working behind the scenes, or other volunteer opportunities, email producer Meg Nickerson: maskermeg@gmail.com.

    "Wonder of the World" will run from May 25 through June 4, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Rehearsals will begin directly after roles have been filled but rehearsals will be infrequent and scheduling will be flexible until April.

    The Belfast Maskers is a non-profit organization, devoted to a wide range of creative and challenging theater for the education and enjoyment of the Belfast community since 1987.

    Their next show, Lucas Hnath's "A Doll's House, Part 2", opens March 9.

    Visit http://www.belfastmaskers.com to learn more.