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Pride Films and Plays is now accepting submissions for its fall 2019 musical, A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE, a musical adaptation of the 1994 film starring Albert Finney, by the same composing team that created "Ragtime" and "Anastasia": Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, with a book by Terrence McNally. This is the heartwarming story of Alfie Byrne - a Dublin man with a passion for staging Oscar Wilde's plays for his quirky community theatre group. Songs like "The Streets of Dublin", "Love Who You Love" and "We're Going Up" celebrate Irish lives and loves and the joys of putting on a theatrical production.
Directed by Donterrio Johnson and music directed by Robert Ollis, rehearsals begin in late August, with performances in October and November in the Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway.
Please note that we are flexible with respect to the age ranges and types suggested by the authors, and persons of all ethnicities, gender identities and disabilities are welcomed.
Pride Films and Plays is looking to cast the following roles:
An ordinary bus conductor by day, but he is a dreamer and director who idolizes Oscar Wilde. He is in love with Robbie but wrestles with his sexuality throughout the story. Mid-thirties to mid-forties.
Alfie's younger co-worker and closest friend. He is charming, honest and likable. Twenties or early thirties.
Alfie's meddling sister, who cares deeply for him, but finds him perplexing. She is socially and morally conservative. Mid-thirties or older.
A young woman, new to Dublin, recruited by Alfie to star in his play. She is a sweet, "small-town" girl who is wise beyond her years. Early to mid-twenties.
*Theatre Troupe Members (some roles may be doubled):
The local butcher who courts Lily and is the usual star of Alfie's productions, with an expansive ego. The most socially and morally conservative member of the community. Forties or older.
*Baldy (James Michael O'Shea)
The company's stage manager. As a widower, he reminisces fondly about his late wife. Forties or older.
The company prop master. Mid-twenties or older.
The company costume designer. Mid-thirties or older.
The company choreographer, with 9 children. Mid-thirties or older
The company publicist, playing Salome's mother. Mid-thirties or older.
A rock and roll musician. Mid-twenties or older.
The set designer and company technician. Mid-twenties or older.
Unemployed, making his theatre troupe debut. Mid twenties or older.
Members of the Dublin community (some roles may be doubled):
Mysterious young man who seduces Alfie in order to beat him up for being gay. Twenties or thirties.
Robbie's secret lover, who is married and the mother of three children. Mid-thirties or older
The local priest who cautions Alfie about his "dirty" play. Late thirties or older.
The conservative supervising priest. Forties or older.
The attractive pub owner. Mid-thirties or older.
Alfie and Robbie's stern bus dispatcher.
Three Mates at the Pub
Auditions will be held at the Pride Arts Center/Buena Theatre (4147 N Broadway) from 9AM-5PM on Saturday, June 15 and on Sunday, June 16 10AM-3PM. Callbacks will occur 5PM-8PM that same Sunday evening (June 16th) at a different location in Andersonville.
Actors of all ethnicities, gender identities, and actors with disabilities are encouraged to submit.