Auditions for Closing Time
Auditions for Closing Time
December 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Anderson Arts Building, studio 217
250 N. Goodman Street
Rochester NY 14607
Jean Gordon Ryon
Auditions for Closing Time @ Anderson Arts Building, studio 217

Irish Players of Rochester Community Players announces auditions for its spring production of Closing Time, by Owen McCafferty.

Performances will take place at MuCCC between March 30 and April 15. In addition, the play will be Irish Players’ entry in this year’s Acting Irish International Theatre Festival, which will take place in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, during the week of May 21. Cast members must have the flexibility to travel at that time. Details about the festival will be shared at auditions.

Auditions will take place on Monday, December 4 and Tuesday, December 5, with call-backs if necessary on Wednesday, December 6. Actors will be asked to read scenes from the script, and to perform a monologue if they have one ready. (Prepared monologues are preferred but not required.) Auditions will take place in the Anderson Arts Building, 250 N. Goodman Street, on the corner of Goodman and Anderson. To enter the building, go to the rear and look for a yellow and orange door. The studio is on the second floor, number 217.

For more information, please contact Jean Gordon Ryon, or leave a comment here.


Robbie (early sixties): pub owner with big dreams, but little awareness.
Vera (fifties): Robbie’s discontented wife.
Joe (sixties): permanent resident at Robbie’s hotel, a man with secrets and regrets.
Iggy (mid-thirties): a man with secrets and regrets.
Alec (fifties): brain-damaged after an explosion in Belfast, works as a handy-man and lives in a shelter.

Note: Actors will be cast on the basis of the age they can play, not the age they actually are; and all character ages can be shifted up or down somewhat.


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Rehearsals for Closing Time will begin Mon, Feb 5, 2018 and end Thu, March 29, 2018. They will be scheduled as follows:
Monday through Thursday evenings, 7–10 pm
Sunday afternoons, 2–5 pm

Tech week will be March 25–29.

Performances for Closing Time at MuCCC Theater will be March 30–April 14, with strike on April 15.

The play will go back into rehearsal late in April to prepare for the Acting Irish International Theatre Festival.
Opening of AIITF in Calgary: May 22
Rochester performance at Festival: May 25

Mandatory load-in and set work: Sunday March 25.

Mandatory set strike: Sun, April 15.

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Are you available and able to travel to Calgary, AB, Canada in May 2018 for the Acting Irish International Theatre Festival (approximate travel dates May 22–27):

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About the author
Jamie has been performing with RCP since 2013. Notable roles include playing Helena in the ASL-English production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Highland Bowl and Ophelia in HAMLET and ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD. She joined the Shakespeare Players Committee in 2016.

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