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Auditions for "Mauritius"

Award: A part in the play

Deadline: 12/07/2021

Guidelines link: Click here for guidelines

Disciplines: Theatre

Location: Local (Cleveland Area)

Organization: Stow Players

Auditions for Stow Players production of Mauritius directed by Brian Westerley are set for Monday December 6th at 7PM and Tuesday December 7th at 7PM at the Heritage Barn in Silver Springs Park in Stow, Ohio.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
Rehearsals will begin on or around December 12th.
Performances will be Feb. 4th through February 19th.
Cast:
Jackie (female) - age 25-35
Mary (female) - age 35-50
Sterling (male) - age 50-65
Phillip (male) - age 45-60
Dennis (male) - age 30-45

When her mother dies after an expensive illness and a lifetime of bad choices, tentative but tenacious young Jackie is left with a mound of debt. One glimmer of hope: a stamp collection, potentially valuable, is among her assets. Philip, the brusque and arrogant stamp dealer to whom she takes the collection, won’t even take a look without his $2000 fee. Charming Dennis, a former stamp collector and small-time grifter down on his luck, who just happens to be hanging out in Philip’s shop, is only too willing to look at Jackie’s collection. Discovering two Mauritius “Post Office” stamps, the “crown jewel of philately,” in the old album, he is overjoyed. Dennis assumes that unassuming Jackie will be easy to scam, and contacts Sterling, an incredibly rich and remorselessly violent “international businessman” who is an obsessive stamp fancier, promising him an easy purchase. Meanwhile Jackie, whose secret well of rage and resourcefulness makes her no-one’s “lamb,” runs into obstacles of her own: her educated, refined, estranged, much older half-sister, Mary, claims the stamp collection as her own -- an inheritance from her paternal grandfather -- and refuses to sell, citing it’s inherent spiritual and cultural value. Will Jackie change her luck and her life? Will Dennis let his increasing interest in Jackie interfere with his trickster persona? Will Philip’s ancient grudge against Sterling play a role?