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Auditions for The Last Romance

by JoeDi Pietro

directed by Janet Gilleland.


A crush can make anyone feel young again—even a widower named Ralph. On an ordinary day in a routine life, Ralph takes a different path on his daily walk—one that leads him to an unexpected second chance at love. Relying on a renewed boyish charm, Ralph attempts to woo the elegant, but distant, Carol. Defying Carol’s reticence—and his lonely sister’s jealousy—Ralph embarks on the trip of a lifetime, and regains a happiness that seemed all but lost. This play is written by Joe Di Pietro who also wrote Over the River and Through the Woods.

The play needs three mature actors who can play characters who have moved into the ‘September of their years” and a singer who is comfortable with performing short pieces from various operatic arias.

Carol Reynolds – She is proper, well dressed and owner of a small dog. She is shy, emotionally closed-off and not given to speaking to strangers…but, still, Ralph gets her to speak to him.

Ralph – He is vigorous and full of life…and although rough around the edges, he is charming.  A frustrated opera singer, he once imagined singing operatic roles on the stage.  He doesn’t have a dog, but one day finds himself sitting in a dog park. Ralph has resilience of spirit and the physical and emotional energy to pursue Carol.

Rose – Ralph’s older sister. When she was younger her husband disappeared in the middle of the night.  Rose has never adjusted to this fact and has definitely not forgiven her husband. Ralph is sometimes the recipient of her sadness and fears.

Young Man represents young Ralph and delivers several arias including one from Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci.

Auditions will be Sunday, September 23rd from 6:30 – 8:30 pm and Monday, September 24th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Callbacks, if needed, will be held on September 25th.

Read through on September 27th, depending on cast availability.

There is no pay.

Performances: November 9, 10, 11 & 16, 17, 18

Friday & Saturday @ 7:30 pm and Sunday @ 3:00 pm

Auditions will be held at 129 Main St, West Chicago, IL 60185.

Schedule appointments by e-mailing

Prepared monologue encouraged but not required, auditions will be sides from the script. Walk-ins welcomed as time permits.

GALLERY THEATER IS IN THE CITY OF WEST CHICAGO 60185, NOT CHICAGO, check your GPS for location before scheduling your audition. Metra station is approximately 2 blocks from the theater.

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