The Weekend Theater is excited to announce auditions for
Call Me Mara
by local playwright Phillip H. McMath
directed by Donna Singleton!
“Beware of pity for it can be a dangerous commodity”
Olivia Hawksworth Act 2 Scene 5
Call Me Mara is set in early 1942 just after the United States entered World War II. It explores the dynamics resulting from a blind date that connects two families who are doing their part in fighting the war by building bomber engines for the government. Is anything or anyone off limits when trying to close a business deal or have a little bit of fun?
Auditions will be held Saturday, November 4 at 10am, and Sunday, November 5, at 6pm. Audition forms will be available at the auditions with space for a 3″x3″ headshot. If you don’t have a headshot, one can be taken at the audition.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script, no monologues required. Sides may be requested in advance, as well as any questions or concerns about to show, by PMing director Donna Singleton on Facebook.
Call Me Mara will run March 1 through March 17, with showtimes at 7:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:30pm on Sundays.
You can listen to the podcast version of Call Me Mara on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, iHeart Radio, Spotify or BuzzSprout.
The McCarey Household
Max McCarey – 60s. Owner and president of McCarey Enterprises, he is the father of Mara, his only child. Served in World War 1 where he was temporarily blinded by gas. He comes from a family of money and married a younger woman who died just after Mara was born.
*Mara McCarey – 20. She is currently a student at Ira Slocum College for Women. She has limited dating experience and while not unattractive it is her intellectual capabilities that keeps the young men away. This part has already been cast.
Mrs. Molly O’Malley – Long time housekeeper for the McCarey household and surrogate mother for Mara. She is considered a member of the McCarey family.
The Hawksworth Household
Raymond James Hawksworth, Sr. (Ray) – early 50s. He is owner and President of Hawksworth Enterprises. His fortune is considered as new wealth. He is proud of working with his son to build the family business.
Betty Hawksworth – late 40s/early 50s. She loves her family but helping Ray to grow the business is her #1 priority. She also like to play the “cool” Mom around her daughter’s friends.
Raymond James Hawksworth, Jr. (James) – mid 20s. He is an aeronautical engineer with Hawksworth Enterprises. He loves his job but silently struggles with whether you are doing your patriotic duty by building the engines for the bombers or should you be flying them.
Olivia Hawksworth – 20. Attends Irma Slocum College for Women. She misses the pre-war social life, but loves seeing her male friends in uniform. She is very close to her brother.
2 nd Lt. Ricky Hastings – early 20s. He recently received his commission for the Army Air Corps and is Olivia’s boyfriend.
*PLLEASE NOTE THE PART OF MARA MCCAREY HAS ALREADY BEEN CAST.