Auditions for The Last Gas by John Cariani

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Monday, March 8th 2021 @ 5:00 PM

The Last Gas by John Cariani
Directed by Jerilynn Labas

Audition Dates: Sunday, 3/7 from 2pm to 8pm and Monday 3/8 beginning at 5pm.

Auditions will be held via Zoom by appointment only. Upon submission of an application, you will receive further information regarding your appointment.

Audition Location: Zoom. Link and instructions provided prior to 3/6.

Production Dates: This show will be performed virtually.  Show dates April 9th and 10th.

Audition Notes from the Director:·        

  • Please request audition appointment by submitting photo, role interested in and resume or background to  Indicate date preference: Sunday, 3/7 or Monday 3/8. Audition times will be assigned based on requested timeframes.  Make sure to include phone number in your email.
  • Sides will be emailed to you at time of appointment confirmation. Please review scenes prior to your audition time.  Memorization is not necessary. These are not cold readings.
  • Rehearsals will be conducted via Zoom.


Nat Paradis is a Red Sox-loving dad who manages Paradis’ Last Convenient Store, the last place to get gas before the Canadian border. 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. A hilarious and heartbreakingly hard look at love lost and found, and at what it means to “get back to happy."

ROLE(S): 6 Cast

Nat Paradis, (Supporting): Male, 34-64

Nat runs his father's gas station/convenience store in northern Maine. He is divorced and lives upstairs from the store with his father, Dwight.   His son, Troy also stays with them on occasion.  He is a slight, seemingly harmless man.  Nearly 41 but may be boyish. A charming loser, aka damaged goods. Good at seeming happy. Passionate Red Sox fan.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Guy Gagnon (Supporting): Male, 34-64

Nat’s best friend, a widower, stoic, steady, and wry, wants what’s best for Nat and believes they belong together. He is on the heavier side.  Guy’s patient, honest, and has a wonderful, effective, dead pan humor. He’s ready to poke a stick at life and take a chance. Avid Red Sox Fan

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Troy Paradis (Supporting): Male, 16-29

Nat’s son, an athlete and scholar with a future, wants to study aeronautical engineering. He loves his father dearly and despite his positive outlook, he’s truly worried about his Dad.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Lurene (Supporting): Female, 34-64

Nat’s high school sweetheart. Left town for NYC to make something of herself. She had big dreams but is a temp in a Manhattan office building. She’s in town for her Mom’s memorial service. She talks a little faster than the rest of the folks in her old hometown, dresses a little slicker, and is discovering that it hurts to not fit in anymore. 

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Cherry Tracy (Supporting): Female, 35-49

Nat’s ex wife and Troy’s mother.  Cherry is a Forest Ranger.  She’s outgoing and takes command, a problem solver, and a protector, who is frustrated in Nat’s inability to take control of his life.  She’s a large personality, but a real one. She is a smart, ambitious, substantial woman

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Dwight Paradis (Supporting): Male, 50-70

Nat's dad, larger-than-life kind of guy, rough around the edges, substantial, loves a good time.  A charming, affable guy who can be a bulldozer and can be a bit inflexible. He fancies himself a ladies’ man and pursues women too young for him with confidence.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities