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*Special Announcement*

The MAC’s production of The Cherry Orchard has been postponed until further notice.

*Audition Schedule Updated*

Auditions for Be My Baby at the MAC

The Marion Art Center has announced open auditions for the upcoming production of Be My Baby by Ken Ludwig, directed by Pippa Asker.

Be My Baby tells the story of John, an irascible Scotsman, and Maud, an uptight English woman, both in their 60s, who take on the journey of a lifetime. When their young wards, Christy and Gloria, decide to marry and then decide to adopt a child, the older couple (who despise each other) have to travel 6,000 miles to California to pick up the child and bring her safely home to Scotland.  Along the way they encounter a host of characters (played by a male and a female who play them all!) and form a new partnership while caring for the helpless newborn.  Sometimes hilarious, sometimes poignant, Be My Baby is a heartwarming story of life, of loss, and most of all, love.

Auditions will be held on Sunday, March 3, 1-3pm and Tuesday, March 5, 7-9pm at the Marion Art Center, 80 Pleasant St. (the corner of Main and Pleasant Streets), in Marion, MA. Performances will be Friday, May 31 through Sunday June 2 and Thursday June 6 through Sunday, June 9, 2019.  The Sunday performances will start at 2:00 p.m. and all other performances will start at 7:30 PM.

Director Pippa Asker will be casting three females and three males.  Roles include (accents required, direction provided): John Campbell – Scotsman, reads 55 – 65; Maud Kinch – English woman, reads 50-65; Christy McCall – John’s ward, Scots, reads 20-something; Gloria Nance – Maud’s niece, English, reads 20-something.  Additionally, Asker will cast two ensemble parts (fun roles with great variety): Male ensemble (one actor) – plays several small roles, such as gardener, Scots priest, bellhop, waiter, judge; Female ensemble (one actor) – plays several small roles, such as cook, flight attendant, social worker, attorney, waitress.

Director Pippa Asker is also seeking a stage team to work with the director to create and change unique settings for several scenes.   This is a great opportunity to have fun in a group, make new friends, and contribute incredibly to the production.  Roles include: Stage Manager, Stage Hands, and Stage Designers.