Auditions – Constellations

M&D at Eastern Slope Inn Playhouse is pleased to announce auditions for its first show of the 2020 season, Constellations by Nick Payne, as directed by Ken Martin, on Sunday, November 3rd and Monday, November 4th at 7 p.m. at 2760 White Mountain Highway, North Conway.

Suppose that life exists in a multiverse — a set of parallel existences that contain infinitely different futures. The possibilities in our lives are, quite literally, endless. Every possible event that could happen, does happen, in one universe or another. And if two lovers meet — are drawn together in every version of existence — every possible happy ending and heartbreak that could befall them, will.

Marianne and Roland meet at a party. They hit it off, and go for a drink. Or perhaps they don’t. They go home together, or maybe they go their separate ways. Perhaps Marianne is engaged to someone else, perhaps Roland is. Maybe she breaks his heart, maybe he breaks hers. Perhaps they come together and their love story can finally take root and grow, or perhaps it will be tragically cut short. Nick Payne’s beautiful play, Constellations, explores how even the smallest change in our lives can dramatically alter the course we take. It is a spellbinding exploration of love, science, quantum theory, and infinite possibilities for heartbreak or for hope.

There are parts for one male and one female. Actors should be prepared to do a cold reading from the script.

Marianne – A theoretical physicist, fascinated by Multiverse theories. She is passionate and driven and a fiercely intelligent scientist. Though she’s a serious professional working in the top 1% of her field, she has a quirky, head-in-the clouds quality; friendly, warm, and quick-witted, comedic chops.Marianne is fact driven and doesn’t open up easily. She prefers to rely on her intellect and focus on science rather than getting her heart involved.

Roland – A charming, laid-back beekeeper; warm and open, with a good sense of humor, earthy and likable.He is consistent and more emotionally open than Marianne. He is inclined to give and receive love. He represents a more modern form of a classic romantic lead. He is kind, understanding and caring. He is able to bring out Marianne’s romantic side when very little else can. He is portrayed as being less intelligent than Marianne but he is genuinely interested in her interests and wants to learn from her. He wants to learn what is important to her and that’s what makes him a heartbreakingly romantic lead

Performances are Thursday through Saturday, January 9th through 19th at 7:30 p.m.

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Auditions – The Odd Couple

M&D at Eastern Slope Inn Playhouse is pleased to announce auditions for The Odd Couple by Neil Simon, as directed by Dennis O’Neil, on Sunday, November 10th at 7 p.m. in The Ledges Room at Eastern Slope Inn Resort, North Conway. 

Felix Ungar, a neurotic, neat freak news writer, is thrown out by his wife, and moves in with his friend Oscar Madison, a slovenly sportswriter. Despite Oscar’s problems – careless spending, excessive gambling, a poorly kept house filled with spoiled food – he seems to enjoy life. Felix, however, seems utterly incapable of enjoying anything and only finds purpose in pointing out his own and other people’s mistakes and foibles. Even when he tries to do so in a gentle and constructive way, his corrections and suggestions prove extremely annoying to those around him. Oscar, his closest friend, feels compelled to throw him out after only a brief time together, though he quickly realizes that Felix has had a positive effect on him. 

There are parts for six males and two females. Actors should be prepared to do a cold reading from the script. 

Oscar Madison – A disorderly mess of a man, and a recently divorced sportswriter.

Felix Ungar – A finicky, fussy hypochondriac with his own marriage struggles who moves in with Oscar.

Gwendolyn Pigeon – Oscar and Felix’s giggly upstairs neighbor, one of a pair of English sisters. She is a widow. 

Cecily Pigeon – Oscar and Felix’s giggly upstairs neighbor, one of a pair of English sisters. She is a divorcée. 

Speed – One of Oscar and Felix’s poker buddies. Gruff and sarcastic, often picking on Vinnie and Murray. 

Murray – A NYPD policeman, one of Oscar and Felix’s poker buddies. 

Roy – One of Oscar and Felix’s poker buddies. Oscar’s accountant. Roy has a dry wit but is less acerbic than Speed. 

Vinnie – One of Oscar and Felix’s poker buddies. Vinnie is mild-mannered and henpecked, making him an easy target for Speed’s verbal barbs. 

Performances are Thursday through Sunday, February 13th through March 1st at 7:30 p.m.