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Audition for "A Skull in Connemara" by Martin McDonagh

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When:

  • Sun 1 May ’16, 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Where:

Cochran Hall, 110 Cashmere Ave, Khandallah, Wellington

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Synopsis: In the far west of Ireland, Mick Dowd is obliged each autumn to disinter from the graveyard the bones of those passed over, gone seven years or more. This year, as his grisly task looms ever nearer, speculation in the village is rife, for this year one of the graves which Mick must open is that of his own wife, who met her end under questionable circumstances seven years previously; and those asking the questions include Mary Rafferty, the village matriarch, and the local garda, Thomas Hanlon.

A Skull in Connemara is an Irish black comedy about death, and the living, and the circumstances surrounding them both.

Characters:
Mick Dowd (M, mid 50’s – early 60’s). The parish grave-digger. Gruff and taciturn, Mick is under pressure to disclose the ultimate end of the bones that he exhumes, when all he wants is a quiet existence and the right to drink himself into oblivion.
Maryjohnny Rafferty (F, late 60’s – 70’s - actresses in their late 40s onwards will be considered for the role). The village matriarch. A cynical and manipulative old woman who never forgets and never forgives. Mary can cherish long-ago imaginary slights and keep them burning for years as dire insults.
Thomas Hanlon (M, 30’s – mid 40’s). The local garda. A determined policeman who makes up in doggedness what he lacks in talent and insight, Thomas believes that a cold case should remain open until somebody, anybody, can be convicted of the crime.
Mairtin Hanlon (M, late teens – early 20’s). Mick’s temporary assistant, and Thomas’s youngest brother. Mairtin is up for anything that sounds even moderately entertaining or lucrative (preferably both), giving no thought to the consequences. A total eejit.

Irish accents will be required. Not necessarily strong, but definite. Auditionees will read parts with and without accents.
For further information, please contact Production Manager, Adelle on adellejb@gmail.com

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