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Casting Call

Outside Mullingar

by John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Richard Mancini



Monday and Tuesday, July 29 and 30th at 7 pm.

Margaret Egan Center,
35 Mathew St, Milford, CT 06460

Weekends, September 20 – October 5, 2024



Anthony and Rosemary are two introverted misfits “straddling 40,” who’ve known each other since childhood. Anthony has spent his entire life working his family’s cattle and sheep farm in rural Ireland. Rosemary lives right next door on her own farm, determined to have him, watching the years slip away. With Anthony’s father threatening to disinherit him and a land feud simmering between their families, Rosemary has every reason to fear romantic catastrophe. Their journey is heartbreaking, funny as hell, and ultimately deeply moving – a compassionate, delightful work about how it’s never too late to take a chance on love.


ANTHONY REILLY – M, early 40s; a painfully shy Irish farmer with “the eyes of an intense dreamer,” whose heart was broken as a young man; has essentially given his entire life to the family farm, and expects that his father will leave it to him.

ROSEMARY MULDOON – W, mid-late 30s; strong, spirited and (in her mother’s words) “stubborn to the point of madness,” she now runs her family’s farm following her father’s death. She also has been in love with Anthony since about the age of 6, and is determined to have him – no matter how long it takes. 

TONY REILLY – M, 70s; Anthony’s cantankerous father; a “wily old Irishman with sly eyes” who begrudgingly loves his son but doubts Anthony’s love for farming itself, and so considers not leaving the family farm to him.

AOIFE MULDOON – W, 60s-70s; Rosemary’s ailing mother, who has just lost her husband; despite being “in bad health, short of breath, walking with a cane, and a bit ravaged with grief”; she displays a quick wit, a fondness for the Reillys, and a deep concern for her daughter’s future.


Auditioners will read scenes from the script.

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