Love is in the Air ‘Outside Mullingar’

Omaha, NE.– The Omaha Community Playhouse production of Outside Mullingar will open on Thursday, February 17, 2022. The show will run in the Howard Drew Theatre through March 13 with performances Thursdays through Sundays. Tickets are on sale now starting at $36 with prices varying by performance. Tickets may be purchased at the OCP Box Office, 6915 Cass St., Omaha, NE 68132, by phone at (402) 553-0800 or online at OmahaPlayhouse.com.

SYNOPSIS

This charming romantic comedy follows Anthony and Rosemary, two introverts who grew up on neighboring farms in rural Ireland. Rosemary secretly fell in love with Anthony at age six, but after a bout with heartbreak, Anthony swore off women forever. The now middle-aged pair must overcome their own aloofness — as well as a family property dispute — to finally find their way to one another.

Directed By: Susie Baer-Collins

Cast

Judy Radcliff as Aoife Muldoon
Laura Beeghly as Rosemary Muldoon
Don Keelan-White as Tony Reilly
Chris Shonka as Anthony Reilly

OCP Announces Auditions for ‘Outside Mullingar’

Omaha, NE–The Omaha Community Playhouse (OCP) is holding auditions for the upcoming production of Outside Mullingar on Sunday, September 26 at 1 p.m. at OCP and Monday, September 27 at 6:30 p.m. at OCP.

Through upholding high ethical standards, demonstrating respect for all and consciously working to provide diverse representation, OCP is committed to creating an inclusive and safe environment in which all community members feel a sense of belonging, and does not discriminate in casting practices on the basis of an individual’s ethnicity, age, gender, physical and cognitive ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, country of origin or other factors. Omaha Community Playhouse is committed to diverse and inclusive casting.

Director: Susan Baer Collins

Show Dates: Feb. 11–March 13, 2022

Performances are Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. in the Howard Drew Theatre. Actors are called to the theatre one hour before curtain.

Rehearsals: Schedule and Start Date TBD

Show Synopsis: The play Outside Mullingar, by John Patrick Shanley, focuses on Anthony and Rosemary, two introverted, 40-something misfits. Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland, and – due to his painful shyness – that suits him just fine. Rosemary lives right next door and since she was 6 years old. She’s determined to have him, but as the years slip away, Rosemary has every reason to think they’ll never be together. This very Irish, poetic, and somewhat magical story finds these yearning, eccentric souls fighting toward their own kind of happiness. Oddly funny, heartbreaking, and deeply moving, Outside Mullingar, sparks hope in each of us that it’s never too late to take a chance on love.

Roles

Tony Reilly – a willy old Irishman, 75 or so years old

Rosemary Muldoon – In love with Anthony, around 40, plans to stay and work the farm after her father’s death

Anthony Reilly – Tony’s son, an intense dreamer, around 42

Aoife Muldoon – Rosemary’s mother, in bad health, short of breath, walking with a cane, recently widowed, around 70

Those who wish to audition may choose one of the following audition dates:

§ Sunday, September 26, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m

§ Monday, September 27, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St, Omaha, NE 68132

Callbacks: Wednesday, September 29, 6:30 p.m.

Compensation: Onstage performers for this show will be compensated $725 in total.

Auditions are by appointment only. Please contact Becky Deiber at bdeiber@omahaplayhouse.com to schedule an audition appointment and request audition paperwork and sides.

Those auditioning will be asked to read from the script provided at auditions.

Please bring all contact information, personal schedules and a list of rehearsal conflicts with which to fill out an audition form. To expedite the check-in process, please bring a recent photo if you have one available. Please note, photos will not be returned.

COVID-19

Protocols: Masks are required for everyone inside of the Omaha Community Playhouse. No exemptions. All performers are required to be fully vaccinated by the first date of rehearsal. Proof of vaccination will be required upon casting.

For more information, contact Becky Deiber at bdeiber@omahaplayhouse.com or (402) 553-4890.