A Man of No Importancebook by Terrence McNally
Music & Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
directed by Mary Ryzuk
WHEN: Friday, March 3rd, 7pm to 10 pm; Monday, March 6th, 7pm to 10 pm
WHERE: The Barn Theatre is located at 32 Skyline Drive in Montville, NJ, just minutes off Route 287 (Exit 47)
PERFORMANCE DATES: May 12, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, June 1, 2, 3 at 8 pm and May 13, 14, 21, 28 at 2 pm (Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays).
Alfie Byrne is a bus driver in 1964 Dublin, whose heart holds secrets he can't share with anyone but his imagined confidante, Oscar Wilde. When he attempts to put on an amateur production of Wilde's Salome in the local church hall, he confronts the forces of bigotry and shame over a love "that dare not speak its name." But the redemptive power of theater changes his life and brings his friends back to his side.
A Man Of No Importance is the second successful collaboration by the team of Terrence McNally, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, all of whom won Tony Awards for Ragtime.
- ALFIE BYRNE (40s) Enthusiastic personality - Inwardly insecure
(Baritone) Range to high “A”
- LILY BYRNE (45-55) Alfie’s long suffering sister. Complaining but nurturing character (Belt voice—Low “E” to “A “ above middle “C”
- ROBBIE (30s) Bus Driver- Handsome. Good build. Loyal friend of Alfie (Tenor range)
- CARNEY (60s) The local butcher. Excitable – Sure of himself. Righteous (Baritone)
- ADELE (20-25) A bit insecure – Secretive (Lyric soprano range)
- BALDY (60s) Mild mannered - Supportive nature (Baritone) (Need not be bald)
- FATHER KENNY (60s) Elderly. Eccentric Character part –(Non-singing role)
- OSCAR WILDE Suave. Urban (Baritone range)
- BRETON BERET (30s) Seductive – dangerous- Pub Patron (Baritone)
- (MISS CROWE) 40-60)
- (MRS. CURTIN) (40-60)
- (MRS. GRACE) (40-60)
Character actresses – each with different personalities – the more eccentric the better (MRS. CURTIN must tap dance)
- ERNIE LALLY (50s)
- MRS. PATRICK (30-35) Pretty - A bit sexy
- PETER (Any age)
- SULLY O’HARA (Any age)
- RASHER FLYNN (Any age)
A guitar player in the PUB
Line dancing-Similar to an Irish gig
Actors are asked to arrive to sign in within the first hour of the audition start time. All roles are available. Casting is open, and newcomers are especially welcomed. Crew and other volunteers are also needed for the event. If interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
For more information or directions, call 973-334-9320 ext. 5, or visit www.barntheatre.org
***IMPORTANT: Actors will be asked to list ALL potential conflict dates AT THE TIME of your audition, (NOT after casting). Please be prepared with your calendar and out-dates, as a rehearsal schedule will be generated based upon availability of staff and cast.