Almost, Maine Auditions

Iowa City Community Theatre and director Nate Sullivan are seeking a diverse cast of 6 to 10 actors for their upcoming production of Almost, Maine by John Cariani.

Auditions are Thursday, October 3 from 6:00-9:00 pm and Sunday, October 6 from 1:00-4:00 pm in Meeting Room E at the Iowa City Public Library.

Rehearsals begin shortly after auditions and performances are December 6 through 15. Please come with a list of your schedule conflicts from auditions through December 15. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. No monologues required. Each actor who is cast in the show will be asked to play at least 2 separate characters.

Almost, Maine is a charming slice-of-life play full of comedic vignettes that bring us home to small-town life in wintery Maine. In front of a radiant backdrop of the Northern Lights, we meet the people of this snowy place as they love each other, leave each other and find their way back all over the course of one quiet night.

Ages and genders given are only approximate. Actors will receive consideration for any role they express interest in. Questions welcome at nate.j.sullivan@gmail.com.

Casting Needs: Character Breakdown

Prologue/Interlogue/Epilogue
Pete (M, 20-30) and Ginette (W, 20-30), who have been dating for a little while.

Her Heart
East (M, 30-40), a repairman, and Glory (W, 30-40), a hiker.

Sad and Glad
Jimmy (M, 30-40), a heating and cooling guy; Sandrine (W, 30-40), his ex-girlfriend; a salty Waitress (W, 30-40)

This Hurts
Marvalyn (W, 20-30), a woman who is very good at protecting herself, and Steve (M, 20-30), an open, kind fellow whose brother protects him.

Getting It Back
Gayle (W, 40-50) and Lendall (M, 40-50), longtime girlfriend and boyfriend.

They Fell
Randy (M, 20-30) and Chad (M, 20-30) two “County boys.”
and/or
Deena (W, 20-30) and Shelly (W, 20-30) two “County girls.”

Where It Went
Phil (M, 30-40), a hard-working husband, and his hard-working wife, Marci (W, 30-40)

Story of Hope
Hope (W, 30-40), who has traveled the world, and a Man (M, 30-40), who has not. (The script notes that the part of Man should be played by someone of short stature if possible)

Seeing the Thing
Rhonda (W, 20-30) a tough woman, and Dave (M, 20-30), the not-so-tough man who loves her.