Local playwright and director Laura Emack is looking to cast five roles in her new play, “Broken Bridges,” which will have a single performance Saturday, Sept. 26, at 2 p.m. as part of Prospect’s annual History Day celebration.

Auditions are set for Saturday, Aug. 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Prospect Community Center, routes 1A and 174, and will consist entirely of readings from the script. Actors can take part in a world premiere while time-traveling to 1958.

Inspired by a true story, “Broken Bridges” depicts a night of conflict in the enduring Laforge marriage. Established norms support Elwood’s contention that “women don’t belong in government.” But able, organized Marion aches to accept the post of selectman and go after Prospect’s share (or maybe more) of Maine Bridge Act funds.

In the course of the play, hapless neighbor Hazel (age 21) deepens her connection with each of the warring spouses and earns their greater respect. Repair of the marital rift begins with selectman Albert’s plan, continues through the couple’s interactions with Hazel and ultimately falls to visiting niece Mary Lynn (age 13) to facilitate.

Individuals are needed to fill the five named roles, as well as several minor roles and tech positions. For more information, for copies of the script or to schedule an alternate audition time, contact Emack at 567-3437 or LKECPA@prexar.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.