LALT Issues Casting Call for ‘Stones in His Pockets’

LALT News:

Los Alamos Little Theatre announces auditions for “Stones in His Pockets” by Marie Jones, directed by Chris Monteith and produced by Jess Cullinan.

Auditions are 1-3 p.m. Saturday, March 9 and 7-9 p.m. Monday, March 11 in the Green Room at the LALT Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St.

While the play is written for two men to perform all 15 characters, the director is not ruling out the possibility of casting a woman in one of these slots.

So, if you want to audition, you are welcome to do so. LALT needs versatile actors who can do American, British, Cockney, Scottish and most importantly Irish accents.

According to Wikipedia, the drama is set in a rural town in County Kerry, Ireland that is overrun by a Hollywood film crew. The story centers on Charlie Conlon and Jake Quinn, who, like much of the town, are employed as extras for the filming.

Much of the comedy of the play is derived from the efforts of the production crew to create the proper “Irish feel,” a romanticized notion that often conflicts with the reality of daily life, and that it calls upon the cast of two to perform all 15 characters (men and women), often switching gender and voice with swift dexterity and the absolute bare minimum of costume changes – a hat here, a jacket there.

Scripts are available at Mesa Public Library for overnight checkout. Performances will take place in May.

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