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Oil Lamp Theater

Now and Then

Category: Non-Equity Audition
Pay: Yes

Oil Lamp Theater is holding auditions for 2 understudies for its production of Now and Then by Sean Grennan. Elizabeth Mazur Levin will direct.

Auditions will be held on February 23 beginning at 7PM. 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 looking for understudies for the following roles:

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.

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 $500 for rehearsals and the run.

Time Commitment:
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. Understudies are welcome at all rehearsals and required to be there at least once a week as well as for all of tech. They are also expected to watch the show once a week during the run. There is a guaranteed performance.

Material To Prepare:
If you are invited to audition, we would like to see a contemporary monologue not to exceed 90 seconds. You may also be asked to do a cold read of sides. 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 Location:

Oil Lamp Theater
1723 Glenview Road
Glenview, IL

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Audition Dates:

Feb 23 7pm
Posted Date: Feb 12, 2020