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Auditions for Nicolet Players’ Outside Mullingar March 14, 15

Feb. 29, 2016

The thorns of courtship that come before the joys of love will be on full display when the Nicolet Players perform the stylish comedy Outside Mullingar in early May.

Auditions for the Broadway hit will take place at 7 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, March 14 and 15 in the Nicolet College Theatre.

Play AuditionsThe story swirls around Anthony and Rosemary, two introverted misfits in their 40s living on neighboring farms in rural Ireland.

“It’s a tremendous script for actors, and a good, old-fashioned, crowd-pleasing play.” said Nicolet College Theatre Director Jim Nuttall. “It starts out with a land feud between the two neighboring families, with the father threatening to disinherit his son, and turns into a feisty relationship between the two adult children.”

There are roles for four actors: Anthony Reilly and Rosemary Muldoon, both in their 40s; Tony Reilly, Anthony’s father, and Aoife Muldoon, Rosemary’s mother, who are both in their 60s.

Nuttall noted that those interested in auditioning do not themselves have to fit exactly into those age ranges.

“What I’ll look for most when casting this show is the chemistry between individuals,” he explained. “Do they click together? Do they feed off each other to build the characters they are playing? That’s going to be much more important than their actual age. Makeup and costumes can take care of that.”

As always, everyone is welcome to audition. Those interested do not need any acting experience and they do not need to be Nicolet students. No preparation is required, but actors are typically better prepared if they have read the script beforehand, Nuttall added. Scripts are available for a three-day checkout from the Richard J. Brown Library, located in the Learning Resources Center.

Cast members will rehearse most weeknights mid-March through early May. Public performances are scheduled for May 6 to 8 and May 12 to 15.

Click here for more details about the play, including portions of the script. Anyone with questions can also contact Nuttall at (715) 365-4476.