SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH, 1435 Atlantic Blvd
Please go to the side entrance of Southside Baptist: Turn onto San Marco PLACE from Atlantic Blvd (between the church and the fire station). Park in the lot at your left and come in the doors under the portico. There will be someone downstairs to direct you to the third floor where we’ll be meeting
Luke believes in God. Adam believes in everything else. NEXT FALL portrays the ups and downs of this unlikely couple’s five-year relationship with sharp humor and unflinching honesty. Through a series of flash-backs, Luke, Adam, and their friends and family grapple with the role that faith plays in their relationship. Adam and Luke seem like a case of opposites attract – Adam is older, neurotic and an atheist; Luke is impulsive, a struggling actor and a devout Christian. After Luke is involved in a critical accident, family and friends descend upon the couple and these longtime differences collide, forcing opposing views on faith and family into a stand-off. As timely as it is touching, this must-see play exposes the fundamental truth that we love people both because of – and in spite of – who they are.
NEXT FALL received 2010 Tony Award nominations for Best Play and Best Director, received the Outer Critics Circle’s John Gassner Award in 2010 for “Best New American Play,” and was nominated for a Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama Desk awards for best play. It has been playing to great acclaim and success at numerous theatres throughout the country and now NEXT FALL is making it’s Jacksonville debut.
“Humorous … absorbing, often amusing and ultimately touching.” — Los Angeles Times
“Critic’s Pick … hilarious and heartbreaking.” — Back Stage
“The funniest heartbreaker in town!” — The New York Times
DIRECTOR: Staci Cobb Grant
AUDITION DATE & TIME: Wed, May 9 at 6:30pm
PERFORMANCE DATES: Exact performance dates are TBA as we are finalizing the performance space. Show will play 6 performances in July. Dates will be finalized by auditions
AUDITION LOCATION: Southside Baptist Church, 1435 Atlantic Boulevard MAP
The 5 & Dime is committed to casting considerations which reflect the diversity of the people of Jacksonville, while recognizing that a specific gender, ethnicity and age is often a crucial aspect of a particular role or of the piece as a whole. We will include gender, ethnicity and age in the breakdown, where needed, and encourage all actors to audition where none is stated.
ADAM | male, caucasian, 40-45 | An atheist and a hypochondriac with a sharp, witty mind but an inability to trust his own happiness.
LUKE | male, caucasian, 25-30 | Born-again gay Christian, attractive, innocent, aspiring NY actor. Luke just wants Adam to believe in God (so he won’t go to hell).
ARLENE | female, caucasian, 50ish | Luke’s mother, a reformed wild-woman of Southern-fried eccentricities.
BUTCH | male, caucasian, 50-55 | (The name says it all) Hard nosed, right wing, Southern born-again Christian. He is Luke’s homophobic father, who believes in Creationism. He raised Luke after he found God and his mother, Arlene, continued to party.
HOLLY | female 35-45 | A candle store owner and Adam’s best friend and confidante. Her faith resides in self-help groups and 12 step programs. She is compassionate and witty.
BRANDON | male 25-35 | A successful friend of Luke’s. Deeply religious, reserved and serious. He has even deeper issues with his homosexuality than Luke.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Sides are available for downloading. Please fill out form below and you will be emailed a download link. If you have a question for the director, please include that too.
The audition process has ended, sides no longer available.
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