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The Seafarer - Update
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  • The Seafarer - Update
  • Valley Center Stage
  • Non-Union Theater
  • Theater or Stage
  • Non-Union; Open to All
  • North Bend, WA
  • Project Begins: Feb 3, 2019
  • Project Ends: Apr 13, 2019
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  • Contact Person: Jim Snyder
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  • Prefered method of submission: Arrive for audition

    Audition Location:
    The Sallal Grange
    12912 432nd Ave SE
    North Bend, WA 98045

    Submission instructions:
    Please bring head shot and resume to auditions.

"The Seafarer", by Conor McPherson, is a chilling play about the sea, Ireland, and the power of myth. It’s Christmas Eve, and Sharky has returned to Dublin to look after his irascible, aging brother who’s recently gone blind. Old drinking buddies Ivan and Nicky are holed up at the house too, hoping to play some cards. But with the arrival of a stranger from the distant past, the stakes are raised ever higher. Sharky may be playing for his soul.


Other details:
** PLEASE NOTE **: Due to circumstances beyond our control, we’ve had to move auditions originally scheduled for Monday, February 4th, 7 PM to Tuesday, Feb 5th, 7 PM at the same location, The Sallal Grange. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Read through, character discussions, and rehearsals will begin on a limited basis soon after auditions. Please bring schedule conflicts to auditions. Final rehearsal schedule will be determined from conflicts — available rehearsal times include Sunday afternoons and Monday through Thursday evenings. Some early rehearsals will be arranged off site but majority will be held at Valley Center Stage.


March 29 – April 13, 2019 (9 performances, 1 matinee)

Weekend 1:

Fri, 3/29/19 (Opening Night), 7:30 pm / Sat, 3/30/19, 7:30 pm

Weekend 2:

Thu, 4/04/19, 7:30 pm / Fri, 4/05/19, 7:30 pm / Sat, 4/06/19, 7:30 pm / Sun, 4/07/19, 2 pm (matinee)

Weekend 3:

Thu, 4/11/19, 7:30 pm / Fri, 4/12/19, 7:30 pm / Sat, 4/13/19, 7:30 pm


Character Breakdown / Project Needs
Open call – all roles available.

Five men comprise the cast:

* Richard (40’s – 60’s): Blind, energetic, charming, talkative, gambler, alcoholic.

* Sharky (40’s – 50’s): Richard’s younger brother, quieter, troubled, compromised, trying to avoid alcohol, searching.

* Ivan (30’s – 50’s): Old friend of the brothers, alcoholic, needy, guilty, needy, goes along.

* Nicky (30’s- 40): Friend of Richards, is going with Sharky’s ex, has Sharky’s car…. conflicts there.

* Mr Lockhart (30’s+ … timeless): Shows up at the brothers’ house with Nicky, drinks and plays cards with the brothers and their friends, confident, likable, powerful, deceitful – he is literally the devil.

This is a theatre stage production: non-union, non-paying for a not-for-profit theater in North Bend, WA.

Audition/Interview Dates:
Sunday, Feb. 3rd, 1:00 - 3:00 pm and Tuesday, Feb. 5th 7:00 - 8:00 pm. No appointments. Please see note in other details.

Callbacks or second audition/interview?
To be scheduled as may be required.

Audition Requirements:
Cold reads from the script. No sides will be available prior to the audition.

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