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Auditions for “the Monkeybar Mafia” at Gateway Players at Theatre

November 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Gateway Players Theatre announces auditions for “The Monkeybar Mafia”, written and produced by Ed Humphries, and directed by John Kennedy. Auditions will be held on Sunday, November 20th at 6:00 pm and Monday, November 21st at 6:30 pm in Fellowship Hall of Elm Street Congregational Church, 61 Elm Street in Southbridge, MA. Entrance is on Park Street (around corner). You only need to attend one of the dates.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script and slight improv. One role (female) involves a little bit of acapella singing. Performance dates are March 3, 4, 10, 11 and 12. Rehearsal schedule TBD but likely 2 nights a week. All actors must be vaccinated. There are roles for 2 men, ages 21-42, 1 man, age 45-60, and 1 man any age, and roles for 4 women ages 28-40 (one role must be able to sing), and 1 woman aged 18-25. For more detailed information on the characters, please send an e-mail to ehumphries72@gmail.com.

Synopsis
Ryan Coulton spent his adult life as a corporate drone; a career that took him far away from his true passion; writing. When he finds himself ‘displaced’ – another victim of a crumbling economy – Ryan’s wife encourages him to clear his mind of the arduous daily job search by reconnecting with his kids. His daily trips to the playground bring him into the orbit of ‘The Monkeybar Mafia’ – a collection of Stay-at-Home Moms bound together by their shared love of friends, family and a good Cosmo. Ryan soon develops a close friendship with one Mom in particular; a woman who shares his ‘regret’ at having left true talent behind for other pastures. As the two inspire each other to rekindle sparks of their own creative passions; a scandal forms that threatens to derail Ryan’s journey. The Monkeybar Mafia is a humorous and poignant look at joblessness, restlessness and the paths we choose and those we leave behind as we travel this road of life.

Venue

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