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Auditions for Stella and Lou

July 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until July 10, 2018


Auditions are from 7-10 pm on Monday, July 9 and Tuesday, July 10.

We are seeking to cast actors to play:

Stella: possibly in her 50s

Lou: possibly in his 60s, recently widowed

Donny: soon to be married young man in his late twenties to mid-thirties

MORE at www.heartlandtheatre.org

Directed by Sandra Zielinski

Performance dates are: September 6,7,8 | 13,14,15,16 | 20,21,22 – 2018

On a quiet night at Lou’s bar, two kindred spirits seek solace as they navigate changing times and relationships past. …comes an intimate exploration of friendship, forgiveness, and the longing for companionship that grows with the passage of time.The play takes place late on a hot summer night and in a South Philadelphia bar, “which is neither a meeting spot for friends nor a cozy refuge for local eccentrics, but a place where regulars stare into their beers, passing the hours till closing time.”

Lou’s bar is the sort of place where regulars can show up every afternoon for 20 years, yet remain so solitary that (contrary to another bar famously frequented by friends in the long-running sitcom “Cheers”) nobody knows their name.

This bar is the kind of place where the same old faces sit on the same old stools seven nights a week, their wives perhaps at home watching television alone. Reilly, a non-seen friend who frequented the bar didn’t have anybody, and when he died while playing a game of baseball, there were only his drinking buddies left to mourn him, and so the play begins.

To some degree, “Stella and Lou is a play about late-in-life loneliness (and depression), themes that are not often explored in the theater, for all of their ubiquity. And there is something refreshing about a commercial new play that would have no Broadway appeal whatsoever for some movie star with a big agent. This is a quiet piece.

Casting always depends upon those who audition, the age ranges that are suggested are adjustable. Questions: if you have questions, please get in touch with Sandra Zielinski, skzieli@gmail.com.

Heartland Theatre Company
1110 Douglas St.
Normal IL 61761


July 9
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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