Exit Laughing Casting Call


Director : Cindi Armer-Almeida
Producer: Anita Goodfellow
Co-Producer: Frank Almeida

Production Description:
When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly
bridge night out with the “girls,” what do you do when one of your foursome
inconveniently dies? If you’re Connie, Leona and Millie, three southern ladies from
Birmingham, you do the most daring thing you’ve ever done. You “borrow” the ashes
from the funeral home for one last card game, and the wildest, most exciting night of
your lives involves a police raid, a stripper and a whole new way of looking at all the fun
you can have when you’re truly living.

Connie Harland: (50-55):
Mother of Rachel who finds on this fateful bridge night that life doesn’t end in your fifties.

Rachel Harland: (19-25):
A university student majoring in drama (emphasis on “drama”) who seems to be
struggling with life & men. That is until bridge night opens her eyes.

Leona (55-60):
One of Connie’s closest friends and long standing member of the bridge club.
Beautician by day and caustic lush by preference, which is evident in her voice

Millie (55-60):
Another one of Connie’s friends and long standing member of the bridge club. Millie
marches to the beat of her own drummer – she is the one who “borrows” the ashes of
the fourth member of the bridge club

Policeman/Bobby (21-30):
Rachel’s love interest and male stripper. This role requires the actor to feel comfortable
doing a modified strip tease routine. Please note that the “costume” described in the
script will be a bit more modest for our stage.

Production Notes:
Rehearsals will be Tuesday & Thursdays 6:30 – 9:30 pm beginning October 10th thru to
January 7th 2024

*Sundays will be added as needed starting Dec 3rd 2023 from 11-2pm*

1st Table Read – Wednesday August 9th 2023 – 6:30 – 9:00 pm

2nd Table Read – Tuesday October 3rd 2023 – 6:30 – 9:00 pm

Show dates include January 17-21st 2024 & January 24 – 28th 2024

Audition Preparation:
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Please bring your calendar with all
conflict dates from October 3rd – January 28th.

The creative team is committed to providing inclusive opportunities for diverse
performers. Artists of all backgrounds, ages, races, ethnicities, gender identities,
sexualities, body types and abilities are encouraged to audition.

Audition Dates:
Auditions will take place on June 10 and June 11 from 11:00 – 2:30pm at Maryse Leitch
hall which is located at the Palace Theatre 790 Dundas St E.

This is an ALL CALL audition, no appointment needed. Those interested in auditioning
are encouraged to come during those times on both dates, Call backs will be included
as part of the Sunday June 11th auditions.

If you wish to have a PDF copy of the script please email Cindi Armer-Almeida –

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