Saturday, November 4th, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Blue Hill Town Hall Theater - Auditions for a full-scale production of John Patrick Shanley's Outside Mullingar

Directed by Rebecca Poole, Performances February 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 25th & March 2nd & 3rd

From the author of Doubt, this Tony Award nominee for Best Play is a romantic comedy set in Ireland. Anthony Rielly and Rosemary Muldoon have grown up next to each other on two farms in rural Ireland. Rosemary fell in love with Anthony at the age of six and is convinced that he will eventually come to her. Anthony had his heart broken as a young man, and hasn’t dared open it to another woman since. Decades later, the two of them are still living next to each other, instead of together. With a small land feud occuring between the two families, it seems unlikely that a romance will ever happen. Full of dark humor and poetic prose, John Patrick Shanley's tenderhearted portrait reminds us it's never too late to take a chance on love. 

Roles available:

Rosemary Muldoon - Female, 30's - 40's, strong and stubborn, Rosemary has been in love with Anthony for practically her entire life. This love has caused her to reject many suitors and has led to a constant battle between hope and desolation.

Anthony Reilly - Male, 30's - 40's. Anthony has lived for many years with an unresolved pain and a resulting fear of self-exposure. He is torn between a voice he hears in the fields telling him "Go" and a felt sense of duty to keep the family farm running.

Tony Reilly - Male, 60's - 80's, Anthony's father. His most compelling desire is to keep his farm in the family. And yet despite this desire, or perhaps because of it, he has a problem with leaving the farm to his son. Anthony seems strange to him, somehow not truly his own flesh and blood, a kind of outsider, more like his deceased wife than like himself. 

Aoife Muldoon - Female, 60's - 80's, Rosemary's mother. Acts as mediator between Tony and the two younger characters, protecting mother to Rosemary, and surrogate mother to Anthony. She begins the play grieving over her husband’s death and expecting to be dead herself within a year. Sick with emphysema and a bad heart, she worries about Rosemary’s welfare after she has gone. Unlike Tony, she has no reservations about leaving the farm to her child, even though Rosemary takes after her father’s side of the family, and not hers.


About NST Auditions

New Surry Theatre holds auditions multiple times each year. Some directors cast their plays directly from the performing arts school, but many hold open auditions for at least some, if not all, of the roles. In the 46th season, NST is increasing opportunities for actors to get onstage. The best way to stay up-to-date on all such opportunities is by joining our email list and following us on facebook. Please contact Producing Director Johannah Blackman with any questions at