BELFAST — Belfast Maskers holds open auditions for the darkly-comedic play “Wonder of the World” by David Lindsay-Abaire, its production scheduled for late May. Auditions take place at the Basil Burwell Community Theater, 17 Court St., Saturday, Jan. 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Monday, Jan. 16, from 5 to 8 p.m.

The play, which opens May 25, follows the misadventures of young woman, Cass, who makes a shocking discovery about her husband Kip, packs some things, and boards a bus for Niagara Falls. Absurdity abounds as she tries to cross things, and people, off her to-do list. Lindsey-Abaire is a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, screenwriter and lyricist. His many notable works include the plays “Rabbit Hole,” “Good People” and “Kimberly Akimbo.”

Roles are available for four women and three men of any ethnicity. The characters, with their identified gender and approximate age range, are: Cass (female, 20-40), Lois (female, 20-60), Karla (female, 50+), Barbara (female, 18+), Glen (male, 50+), Captain Mike (male, 25-45) and Kip (male, 25-45).

The play will be cast by director Erik Perkins and auditions will consist of readings from selected sections of the play, individually or with other actors. Perkins has directed a number of plays in the Midcoast, including the recent Belfast Maskers’ productions of “The  Secret Garden,” “As You Like It” and “Little Women.”

If you need special accommodation, or would like more information about the auditions, working behind the scenes, or other volunteer opportunities, email producer Meg Nickerson at

“Wonder of the World” will run from May 25 through June 4, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Rehearsals will begin directly after roles have been filled but rehearsals will be infrequent and scheduling will be flexible until April.

The Belfast Maskers is a non-profit organization, devoted to a wide range of creative and challenging theater for the education and enjoyment of the Belfast community since 1987. The next show, Lucas Hnath’s “A Doll’s House, Part 2,” opens March 9. Visit to learn more.