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Auditions for “Off She Goes”

January 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Gateway Players Theatre in Southbridge, MA is hosting auditions for the world premiere of a brand-new play, “Off She Goes”, written by local playwright Ed Humphries (“Dad’s Dance”, “The Lost World”, “The Monkeybar Mafia”)  on Sunday January 28th at 3 pm  and Monday January 29th at 6:30 pm in Fellowship Hall of Elm Street Congregational Church, 61 Elm Street in Southbridge, MA. Entrance is on Park Street (around the corner). . Interested performers need only attend one audition. Show dates are May 3, 4, 5, 10 & 11. Rehearsals will begin in late February. Auditions will consist of cold reading(s) from the script.

The production is looking to fill the following roles:

Ellie – Female – late 50’s and older (the character is in her 80s so an actor can be aged up)

Anna – Female – same as above

Clark – Male – 20’s

Young Ellie – Female – 20’s

Arthur – Male – late 50’s and up

Jackson – Male – 20’s and up (can be any adult age)

Michael – Male – 30’s and up

Corinne – Female – 30’s and up

Peter – Male – 30’s and up

The characters of Ellie, Anna, Arthur and Young Ellie should be performed with a British accent.

Please contact Ed Humphries (ehumphries72@gmail.com) with any questions.


“Off She Goes” is a comedy/drama about a British war bride, Ellie – who after saying goodbye to her husband of 60 years, moves into an assisted living community – assuming she’ll just mark time until her own time comes. But fate has other plans for her when she meets her new roommate, Anna – also a British war bride who came to the States after the war and finds she shares a surprising connection with Ellie. As Ellie flashes back to the pivotal moments of her life – the two women form a friendship and come to realize that while they may never have gone home again, maybe home has finally come back to them.


Elm St. Congregational Church
61 Elm St
Southbridge, MA United States
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