Venice Theatre to hold open auditions for dark comedy
Casting two men and two women for Martin McDonagh’s The Beauty Queen of Leenane
(Venice, FL) Venice Theatre will be holding auditions on Sunday, Aug. 23 and Monday, Aug. 24 at 7:30 p.m. for its upcoming Stage II production of The Beauty Queen of Leenane. Kelly Wynn Woodland is the director of the show which will run in the Yvonne Pinkerton Theatre Nov. 5 through Nov. 22, 2015.
The Beauty Queen of Leenane is the winner of the Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle Awards, and co-winner of the 1998 Lucille Lortel Award. It is written by Martin McDonagh, a playwright with whom Venice Theatre is familiar, having also produced The Pillowman and A Behanding in Spokane. Set in the mountains of Connemara, County Galway, Martin McDonagh’s script tells the darkly comic tale of Maureen Folan, a plain and lonely woman in her early forties, and Mag, her manipulative aging mother, whose interference in Maureen’s first and possibly final chance of a loving relationship sets in motion a train of events that leads inexorably towards the play’s terrifying dénouement.
Auditioners will be asked to read from the script. Ability to do an Irish dialect is a plus. Perusal scripts are available by calling 941-484-4033.
More information about auditioning at Venice Theatre is available at www.venicestage.com or by calling the theatre’s administrative offices at 941-484-4033. Auditions and all performances will be held at Venice Theatre located at 140 W. Tampa Avenue on the island in Venice.
CASTING THE FOLLOWING ROLES
MAUREEN FOLAN – aged forty. Plain, slim.
MAG FOLAN – Maureen’s mother, aged seventy. Stout, frail.
PATO DOOLEY – a good-looking local man, aged about forty.
RAY DOOLEY – his brother, aged twenty to thirty-five.
140 W. Tampa Ave
Venice, FL 34285
TICKETS: 941-488-1115 | www.venicestage.com
Venice Theatre is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to making a dramatic impact on all stages of life. The second-largest of 10,000 community theatres in the United States, it is located at 140 W. Tampa Ave. in Venice, FL. Its MainStage offers seating for 432 patrons and features musicals, plays, concerts and special events. Its Yvonne Pinkerton Theatre seats 90 patrons and is home to the theatre’s “Generations,” Stage II and Cabaret Series. In addition to providing entertainment to the community, Venice Theatre offers a wide range of education and outreach programs for children and adults.