The Lieutenant of Inishmore
By Martin McDonagh
Director: John Maio
Assistant Director: Katina Letheule
Production Manager: Jo Lusk
Saturday, May 4th at 11am
Sunday, May 5th at 7pm
Callbacks (by invitation only) Sunday, May 12th at 7pm
1-2 min dramatic monologue preferred (Irish accent appreciated but not required) Cold Read from script (Irish accent required). Read the play prior to auditions. Present your best Stage Irish accent. No appointment needed, please be on time & have your calendars as conflicts must be documented.
ALL ROLES OPEN/ NO PAY, NO AEA.
WARNING: THIS SHOW USES MULTIPLE GUNSHOTS , GALLONS OF STAGE BLOOD (A MIXTURE OF NON-TOXIC FACE PAINT AND BABY SHAMPOO) AND A LIVE CAT. IF YOU HAVE AN ADVERSION TO GUNS OR HAVE SKIN ALLERGY PROBLEMS TO STAGE BLOOD OR CATS THIS IS NOT THE SHOW FOR YOU!
Location: 105 Park Place, Point Richmond, CA.
Lauded as “Monty Python meets Quentin Tarantino,” this wildly black comedy opens with the brutal murder of Wee Thomas on a lonely road on the island of Inishmore. Never mind that Wee Thomas is a cat. The real problem is that “Mad Padriac,” the feline’s owner, is a militant in the Irish Liberation Army. Padriac loves his cat more than life itself. He’s raging mad…and someone, if not EVERYONE, is going to pay! In the tradition of great Irish storytellers, McDonagh weaves a gleeful and gory tale that has left audiences worldwide gasping, howling, and buzzing with excitement.
Thursdays – Sundays Aug 23rd, 2013 – Sep 28th, 2013
TENTATIVE REHEARSAL DATES:
(all estimates depending of cast conflicts)
Table Read – End of May
Dialect Work – Scheduled between June and mid July
Rehearsals –July 15th – generally held at the theatre Mon – Thurs with a few Sundays for Tech
Padraic (paw–rick) (Male, plays 20 – 35, Lead) – Speaks with an Irish accent. Known as “Mad Padraic”, an Irish terrorist who was too violent to be a member of the IRA. The antagonist of the play, he goes on a rampage when he finds out that his beloved cat, “Wee Thomas”, has been killed.
Donny (Male, plays 45 – 60, Lead) – Speaks with an Irish accent. Father of the psychotic terrorist Padraic. Timid, lazy and fairly incompetent, he has a bumbling, brusque manner and uses colorful language. He is the foil to Padraic.
Davey (Male, plays 17 – 20, Lead) – Speaks with an Irish accent. A young man who is accused of inadvertently running over (with his bicycle) and killing Padraics’ beloved cat. He is the foil to Donny, Padraics’ father.
Mairead (marr–ed) (Female, plays 16 – 18, Lead) – Speaks with an Irish accent. The younger sister of Davey. She idolizes “Mad Padraic” and wants to be just like him. She continually tries to prove her worth by shooting out cows eyes, thereby (in her eyes) spoiling their worth to the corporate bastards who raise them.
Christy (Male, plays 30 – 50, Supporting) – Speaks with a Northern Irish accent. Leader of a small cell of INLA (Irish National Liberation Army) “soldiers” who aim to reunite Ireland. Cold-blooded and ruthless, but also sentimental and faux-philosophical at times.
Brendan (Male, plays 18 – 40, Supporting) – Speaks with an Irish accent. Christy’s henchman, a good supporting role with multiple scenes, he ultimately gets his eyes shot out, the back of his head blown off and dismembered on stage.
James/Joey (Male, plays 18 – 40, Supporting) – Both speak with an Irish accent. Parts may be doubled. James is a torture victim who is hung upside down by Padraic and has his toenails cut off. Actor must be in good shape and must tolerate being hung upside down for up to 5 minutes. This part has a weight restriction do to the rigging. Joey is another of Christy’s henchman, a good supporting role with multiple scenes, he too, ultimately gets his eyes shot out, the back of his head blown off and dismembered on stage.
IRISH ACCENT REFERENCES
All characters must audition with an Irish accent. A dialect coach will be used during the rehearsal period. Please make your best attempt. Below are some references that will help you prepare.
Address all questions to the director JohnJMaio@gmail.com
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT AUDITIONS
Auditions for our productions are usually scheduled in opening week of the previous production. We schedule two audition days for every show to make it easier for people who may be performing in other productions.
No appointment is necessary to audition: Just show up at the appointed time.
For the five Masquers productions each season, auditions are open to everyone. Actors who have not worked at the Masquers are especially welcome. We very seldom precast, but if we do, we will always pre-announce any precast roles.
The special galas and the Envision series are often precast, and roles are generally open to Masquers members, or by invitation only.
Unfortunately, we have no funds available to pay actors for their work. We are a non profit, community theatre, so we must rely on volunteers.
If you are cast, you are expected to commit to the entire run. Schedule conflicts during rehearsal, however, can almost always be worked out with the Director, as long as you let him or her know.
As the time approaches, information will be made available regarding what will be required for the upcoming auditions. Typically, it’s something like this: A prepared monologue and/or readings from the script for “straight” shows; for musicals, prepare a song in your key and bring the music for our accompanist. If the show involves dance, you will be shown a simple dance sequence to learn and execute.
A headshot and resume are not necessary, but bring them if you have them. We will take a snapshot of you and have you fill out an audition form.
Performances are Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00, with some Sunday matinees at 2:00 and Thursday night benefits.