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Friday, June 23, 2017

Auditions: ‘Mothers and Sons’ at the Barn Theatre in Montville

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Auditions for the Barn Theatre’s production of the Terrence McNally drama “Mothers and Sons” will be held at The Barn on Sunday and Monday July 16 & 17 from 7pm to 10pm. “Mothers and Sons” will be directed by Tom Schopper.

At turns funny and powerful, the play centers on Katharine Gerard, a woman who pays an unexpected visit to the New York apartment of Cal, her late son Andre's partner. Cal, however, is now married to Will, with whom he has a young son. Challenged to face how society has changed around her, generations collide as Katharine revisits the past and begins to see the life her son, Andre, might have led.

Written by acclaimed playwright Terrence McNally, “Mothers and Sons” was nominated for the 2014 Tony Award for Best Play and for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tyne Daly). “Mothers and Sons” is presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.


Character breakdown:
Katharine Gerard: (60’s +) Andre's mother; wealthy and very self-assured; bitterly carrying a tremendous loss.
Cal Porter: (mid 40s to 50) Andre's former lover, now married to Will; a man with deep pain, but “reborn” due to his child and husband, more reserved than his husband, Will, but nonetheless passionate and personable; works in finance.
Will Ogden: (30s) Cal's husband; an early career writer; idealistic; more hopeful than Cal and very strong-willed and outspoken.
Bud Ogden-Porter: (6-10) a curious first grader with boundless energy and inquisitive nature (PLEASE NOTE: Bud is supposed to be 6 yrs old, but ideally we will audition older boys, up to age 10 or so, who might look smaller/younger than 10.)

Performance Dates (Sept. 8 - 30, 2017):
Friday, September 08, 2017 at 8pm
Saturday, September 09, 2017 at 2pm
Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 2pm
Friday, September 15, 2017 at 8pm (Potential Benefit Performance)
Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 8pm
Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 2pm
Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 8pm (Potential Benefit Performance)
Friday, September 22, 2017 at 8pm
Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 8pm
Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 2pm
Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 8pm (Potential Benefit Performance)
Friday, September 29, 2017 at 8pm
Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 8pm

Actors are asked to arrive to sign in within the first hour of the audition start time. All roles are available and casting is open; newcomers are especially welcomed! Crew and other volunteers are also needed for the event. If interested, please contact info@barntheatre.org
***IMPORTANT: You 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.

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