Auditions for John Cariani Play Coming up in Presque Isle
The Presque Isle Community Players will hold auditions for the spring 2017 production of John Cariani’s “Last Gas,” Wednesday and Thursday, November 9 and 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 both evenings.
The auditions will be in the Multi-Purpose Room in the Campus Center at the
University of Maine at Presque Isle. Barbara Frick-Ladner will direct.
Set in a remote convenience store here in northern Maine, Last Gas is a bittersweet
romance about two people who lack the courage to admit they love one another.
Dramatists Play Service says Last Gas sports a full tank of unfulfilled desires:
"Nat Paradis is a Red Sox-loving part-time dad who manages Paradis’ Last Convenient Store, the last convenient place to get gas—or anything—before the Canadian border to the north and the North Maine Woods to the west. When an old flame returns to town, Nat gets a chance to rekindle a romance he gave up on years ago. But sparks fly as he’s forced to choose between new love and old. LAST GAS takes a hilarious and heartbreakingly hard look at love lost and found, and at what it means to “get back to happy.”
John Edward Cariani is an award-winning actor and an accomplished playwright who grew up in Presque Isle.
His other plays include "Almost, Maine", "cul-de-sac" and "Love/Sick."
The Presque Isle Community Players performances will be March 31 and April 1, 7, and 8 in the auditorium at UMPI's Wieden Hall.
The proceeds will benefit renovations to the auditorium.