Sunday, June 11th: 2-8pm
Tuesday, June 13th: 7-10pm
Call-Backs: Wednesday, June 14th: 7-10pm
LOCATION: The Silver Mill, 10 Dawes Rd. (Dawes & Danforth; east of Main St.)
REHEARSALS: September/October: Sundays and Tuesday/Thursday Evenings
PERFORMANCES: November @ The Papermill Theatre, Todmorden Mills
To book an audition:
Email Resume and Headshot (if available) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Indicate your preferred audition date and time.
Actors are required to prepare a 1 minute monologue (comedic or dramatic).
This play is based on the true story of the Jackson family from the novel Too Many to Mourn by James and Rowena Mahar. The script will NOT be made available in its entirety. Only the sides provided below are being made available.
Amicus Productions is a non-profit, non-equity community theatre group.
Amicus welcomes diversity in casting, regardless of period or setting of the play.
LIST OF CHARACTERS (ages are suggested for character and not actor)
The play focuses on five couples who are all working-class of Irish and British descent:
Mary and Joe Hinch (30s-40s): Mary is five months pregnant. Gentle and reserved, she has an unshakeable faith. Joe loves to dance and dreams big. Mary suffers injury and loses her husband and 10 children. Mary and Joe Sides
Ada and Charlie Moore (30s-40s): Ada (Mary’s sister) has a quick temper and fights for the rights of women and Charlie good-naturedly follows along. Ada will lose her husband and several children but heroically searches for survivors. Ada and Charles Sides
James and Maggie Jackson (40s): James (Mary’s brother) and Maggie love to laugh and have fun. James suffers injury and loses his wife and several children. James Side (If interested in Maggie: use Ada and Charles Sides)
Vince and Peg McDonald (30s-40s): Vince shovels coal for a train and is a bit of a worrier. Peg (Mary’s sister) is light-hearted and likes to tease him. Vince must cope with the loss of his wife and all but one child. (If interested: use Mary and Joe Sides)
Sophye and David (20s): Sophye, daughter of James and Maggie, has just finished her studies in Boston to become a nurse. David, her boyfriend, is a young doctor from Boston. She and David sign up with the Red Cross and arrive on the first train from Boston to Halifax to help with relief. Sophye and David Sides
Five Narrators: The play has five narrators who appear throughout the action to provide historical information and descriptions. Actors playing these parts will double/triple in other roles. Narrators Sides
Various Characters (Ages 10-65): Most actors will double/triple as several other characters in the various sub-plots. These include: captains and pilots of the Mont Blanc and the Imo, the two ships that collide; officials handling the relief efforts; as well as others in the streets and hospitals (children, soldiers, doctors, and nurses). Captain and Pilot Sides