, Kingston, NH

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January 9, 2014

Open Auditions

RAYMOND —Auditions for Raymond Arts’ spring show, “Granite Lilacs”, directed by Ann Caron, will take place on Wed., January 8 and Mon., January 13, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Iber Homes Gove Middle School Cafeteria in Raymond.

Granite Lilacs is an updated version of Steel Magnolias, based in a fictional NH town. It is a comedy/drama.

The goings-on of a small town are discussed in the beauty shop of Christine Donovan. Naïve new girl, Hayley Connors leaves her home up north in search of greener pastures and applies to work with Christine. Meantime, Rockland is celebrating its 250th birthday and Nancy Evans is knee deep in gala preparations. Diana Connors and her daughter Lindsay are regulars in the shop –Lindsay is heading to NY to make it big in TV reporting. Barbara Clark, the town curmudgeon and Nancy’s childhood friend, keeps everyone grounded with her brutal honesty. Josh, the new “green” delivery guy, shakes things up in the beauty shop.

Cast: Christine Donovan –40ish, beauty shop owner; Diana Moore –45-50, works for a non-profit; Lindsay Moore –25-30, recent college graduate; Nancy Evans –50-65, Rockland native; Barbara Clark –50-65, Rockland native; Hayley Connors –20-30, naïve girl from up north; and Josh –Hunky, 20-25.

Show dates tentatively scheduled for May 17, 18, and 19. (Waiting to confirm dates of Elementary/Middle School production.) Cast will receive final scripts by February 1 and learn their lines during February and March. Rehearsals are set to begin in April. Nights to be determined by cast consensus.

For more information, contact Ann Caron via email at, or call her cell at 603-765-6823.

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