Auditions – The Irish Wake of Patty O’Toole

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The Alpha Players will be holding non-Equity auditions for “The Irish Wake of Patty O’Toole” on December 6, 2021 at 7pm at the Florissant Civic Center Theatre (Parker & Waterford Roads, Florissant,MO).

Auditions will consist of readings from the script.  Please email alphaplayersstl@gmail.com for an audition form and additional information.

Performance Dates: March 4, 5, 11, 12 and 13, 2022.

SYNOPSIS:  The delightful and mischievous Patty O’Toole has passed away and all his friends have gathered to say their last good-byes.  The Funeral Director brings everyone to order, and the eulogies begin.  Things start normally until suddenly the ghost of Patty O’Toole appears to participate in his own wake.  It seems there is a delay in processing, and he is in a holding pattern before he can go to the great beyond, so he thought he might as well see what everyone has to say about him while he’s waiting.  This show is a celebration of all things Irish.  Some improvisation may be invovled.

Roles:

(Ages listed are per script – not necessarily the age of the actor.)

Ghost of Patty O’Toole:  (50’s) – a true jovial Irishman.

Funeral Director: (50’s to 60’s) – A Staunch Irishman.

Ryan Fitzgerald: (50’s) – Boyhood friend of Patty

Bernadette McDevitt: (50’s) – A former girlfriend.

Liam Harrigan: (50’s) – Boyhood friend of Patty

Connor O’Boyle: (50’s) – Boyhood friend of Patty

Maureen McCleary Donnelly: (50’s) – Girlfriend who became Aidan’s wife

Aidan Donnelly: (50’s) – Boyhood friend of Patty

Michael Murphy: (60’s) – Local pub owner

Officer Shamus O’Rourke: (60’s) – Local police officer

Father Shawnasee: (50’s – 60’s) – Priest. Must be able to sing “Danny Boy” a cappella

SPECIAL SKILLS:  All should be able to speak with an understandable/light Irish brogue.   Improvisation skills are a plus.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Email alphaplayersstl@gmail.com or visit “The Alpha Players of Florissant” on Facebook.  Masks will be required.

 

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