Performance Information

I'll Be Back Before Midnight
Sept 14-30, 2018
Freeport Performing Arts Center
Fri/Sat 7:30pm
Sun 2pm
Preview Th 9/13 7:30pm
Tickets $12 in advance,
$15 at the door

Thriller

RADIO Auditions

WFCP Home Time Radio Hour
Sept 24 & 25, 2018
6:30pm @ FPAC
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AUDITIONS: I'LL BE BACK BEFORE MIDNIGHT

Monday & Tuesday, July 23 & 24, 6:30pm
Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook Street
Casting 4 adults (2m/2f) in Peter Colley's light thriller.
Director: Linda Duarte

"Jan is a young wife recovering from a nervous disorder. She and her husband rent a remote cabin from an odd farmer who delights in telling gruesome ghost stories. Then the husband's strange sister arrives, and all manner of frightening events occur. What happens to fragile Jan as bodies appear and disappear give this classic thriller its frightening impact. Now performed in 31 countries and a major motion picture!" - Samuel French

Roles

These descriptions are from the script. There is some flexibility as to age range for each character at the director's discretion.

  • JAN: Age 20-30. Pretty, delicate, and vulnerable, a very trusting soul, who draws the audience into the story. She has come from a psychiatric hospital, but she is the sanest person in the play. She has recovered from a nervous breakdown, but the key word is "recovered". There are chinks in her armor but she is essentially a rational, functioning human being. In fact the audience should relate to her very strongly, and admire her spunky spirit. She is insecure about a number of things, but as the play unfolds it becomes obvious that she has every right to be.
  • GREG: Age 25-35. Greg, Jan's husband, is a Ph.D. student, quite handsome despite a stiff academic exterior.
  • LAURA: Age 25-35. Laura is strikingly beautiful, cool, and distant by nature, although very capable of turning on the charm when she feels it will serve her purpose. She is a businesswoman and has little time for Jan's vulnerability, although in her own way she is just as vulnerable.
  • GEORGE: Age 40-70. George is the comic relief - on the surface he's a loveable old farmer who loves to spin tall and horrendously morbid tales - especially to gullible city folk. He has a raucous laugh, especially at his own jokes. He should be loveable, but a little odd. He develops a warm relationship with Jan but he has his own demons too. Requires an actor with a good sense of both comedy and drama - especially comic timing.

What To Bring to the Auditions

Please attend one of the two sessions and bring:

  • Enthusiasm
  • Willingness to take direction and roll with whatever auditions throw at you
  • A list of your theater experience to save you time filling out the audition sheet
  • A head shot (photo), if you have one, to help us put a face to the name when we consider casting options
  • A list of your schedule conflicts evenings and weekends during August and September to assist us with rehearsal scheduling.

About Rehearsals

We expect to rehearse two or three times a week. All cast and crew will be required to attend tech and dress rehearsals nightly September 9-12, pickup rehearsals 9/20 & 9/27, and, of course, all performances.