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Current Auditions

Written by: Theresa Rebeck
Directed by: Juli Heney

When her mother dies after an expensive illness and a lifetime of bad choices, tentative but tenacious young Jackie is left with a mound of debt. One glimmer of hope: a stamp collection, potentially valuable, is found among her mother’s belongings. Philip, the brusque and arrogant stamp dealer to whom she takes the collection, won’t even take a look without his $2000 fee. Charming Dennis, a former stamp collector and small-time grifter down on his luck, who just happens to be hanging out in Philip’s shop, is only too willing to look at Jackie’s collection. Throw in an older half sister who claims the stamps are hers and a “relentlessly violent” rarities collector who really, really wants these stamps and the game is on in this dark, edgy suspenseful tour de force. Its plot twists will leave the audience gasping for breath.

We are looking for actors to play ages between 25 and 65, with the only stipulated age gap being between the sisters stating that one is “much older” so we are hoping to project a difference of approximately 15 years. There is very strong language throughout the play, by most of the characters. There are also fight scenes between all of the characters which
will be supported by a professional fight coach to ensure safety and realism.

Production Dates
● Feb 7 – 10, 2024 (evening shows at 7:30 pm)
● Feb 11, 2024 (matinee at 2:30 pm)
● Feb 13 – 17, 2024 (evening shows at 7:30 pm)

Open Call Auditions
Friday Oct 13, 2023 at 7 pm and Saturday Oct 14, 2023 at 2 pm.
Call backs, if required, will be Friday Oct 20, 2023 at 7 pm.
To register for an audition, request audition sides, or ask any questions, please email Production Manager Trina Malcolmson at Please include “Mauritius” in your subject line.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to fill out your audition form. Sides will be available at the audition. Rehearsals will be held Tues, Thurs, and Sunday evenings (7-9:30) beginning Nov 19, 2023. There will be a two-week break from Dec 20, 2023 to Jan 1, 2024.

Jackie (30-40): a young woman in desperate financial straits who has recently lost her mother but found a stamp collection of colossal value.
Phillip (40-60): an arrogant stamp collector and dealer, owner of a small stamp store.
Dennis (40-60): a radiantly sleazy grifter, player, salesman, possibly small time crook, who thinks he is about to broker the biggest deal of his life.
Mary (45-60): an educated, sophisticated woman who has returned home in the aftermath of her mother’s death; she is Jackie’s much older half sister and has a vested interest in her grandfather’s stamp collection.
Sterling (50-70): a powerful, profane-spewing, rich, and “relentlessly violent” collector of rare things, especially rare stamps.

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