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Oil Lamp Theater

Now and Then

Category: Non-Equity Audition
Pay: Yes

Oil Lamp Theater is holding auditions for its production of Now and Then by Sean Grennan. Elizabeth Mazur Levin will direct. The production will run May 21 to July 5 with performances Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings (8pm) and matinees on Saturdays and Sundays (3pm).

Rehearsals will begin in early April and are typically held from 7:00-10:00pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and 10:00am-1:00pm on Saturdays. Pending actor availability, there may also be some weekday, daytime rehearsals in lieu of weekday evenings.

Auditions will be held on Monday, January 27 from 7:00-10:00pm with callbacks on Sunday, February 2 from 7:00-10:00pm. They will be held at the theater at 1723 Glenview Road, Glenview, IL.

Sometimes what happens after last call just might change your life. One night in 1981, just as Jamie is closing the bar where he works, a desperate last-minute customer offers him and his girlfriend Abby two thousand dollars to sit and have a drink with him. Who wouldn't take it? As the trio swaps stories and Jamie considers the decisions he faces about his musical career and his future with his girlfriend Abby. the young couple begins to realize that this older man is unusually invested in their choices... and the reason he gives them is completely unbelievable. But when a very displeased second stranger arrives, the unbelievable begins to look like it just might be true. Now and Then is a heartfelt romantic comedy about the costs of the choices we make, and the people who make them with us.

We are casting all roles:
JAMIE (late 20s/early 30s): Bartender and aspiring pianist. A regular guy, sincere, hardworking, very much in love with Abby

MAN (mid 60s): A bit beaten down, but good-natured. Easy to talk to, well spoken, sincere. Husband of 35 years to WOMAN. He is desperate.

ABBY (late 20s/early 30s): IHOP waitress and one-time English major, funny, very much in love with Jamie

WOMAN (Late 50s-mid 60s): Strong, direct, loving, a little coarse. She is MAN'S wife of 35 years.

No one knows him like she does and she and MAN bicker but there is a bedrock of love there. They'd do anything for each other and no one can hurt either of them like the other.

Compensation will be $1000 for rehearsals and the run. There will be understudies for this production and they will be compensated at $500.

Material To Prepare:
If you are invited to audition, we would like to see a contemporary monologue not to exceed 90 seconds. We ask that you bring a hard copy of your headshot and resume.

Contact Info:
If you are interested and available for this production, please submit your headshot and resume to Stephen Smith, Associate Artistic Director, at

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Audition Dates:

Jan 27 7-10pm
Feb 2 Callbacks 7-10pm
Posted Date: Jan 6, 2020